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November 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
In Normal Desires, Emile Pineault invites us to open ourselves to acrobatic sensation. A lone figure on stage constantly overflows itself, its edges blurred in kinetic ecstasy. Impact, flux, repetition, constraint, squeezing, pushing, heat, vibration – Pineault’s work moves us through a series of states and affective spaces, mobilizing not only the body but also the powerful technologies of the theatre space to convey a subtle yet intense physical experience.
Emile Pineault is an experienced circus artist, and in this first solo work he takes a critical look at the conventions of acrobatic practice. Here, the circus body in no longer in a position of mastery but rather criss-crossed with lines of irresistible force. A deep engagement with light, sound, created live by Julien Brun and Joël Lavoie, and physical practice works towards the mediation of an acrobat’s ‘inner-motion’, proposing acrobatics as a shared experience – fleshy, rigorous, and intensely hypnotizing.
“We witness the simple journey of a being strongly connected with their interiority. It is a moment of dance and an offering of an acrobatic body in the middle of the desert. ”
– La Gazette des festivals, June 2018
November 22nd – December 1st, 2018
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