For a quick look at what shows open when this season, check out the 2019 Openings At-A-Glance page
- This event has passed.
March 16 @ 4:00 pm
March, 13 > 16, 2019 (+ School Matinées March 15)
Meet the artist: Thursday, March 14, after the performance
Indeed, given the seemingly infinite possibilities of amplification and transcendence that exist in our digital world of augmented realities dominated by artificial intelligence. The dancer’s bodies become hybrids in a space under tension, connected by a flow of data, always increasing in speed and power, offering a glimpse at the upheaval within.
In this new piece, Ismaël Mouaraki does not offer any ready-made answers. He does not claim to know what the future will be like, but questions how we are evolving in sociological, scientific and philosophical terms. If technology continues in the direction pursued in recent years, will it end up by completely integrating the body, so stealthily that we don’t even notice?
In this quest for trans-human immortality and the scientific and technical augmentation of man’s physical, psychic and intellectual capacity, are we on the verge of going beyond the limits of humanity, of transcending our biological limits in the hope of defeating death?
The ultimate challenge for Ismaël Mouaraki in this piece was to avoid having any technology present in the movements or in the bodies of the five dancers, who perform on a set stripped of all artifice. Discover an intriguing new work this coming March!
Company Destins Croisés Choreography Ismaël Mouaraki Performers Audrey Bergeron, Geneviève Boulet, Félix Cossette Levasseur, José Flores, Geneviève Gagné Music Antoine Berthiaume Dramarturgy Consultant Estelle Clareton Rehearsal Director Annie Gagnon Scénography and lighting David-Alexandre Chabot, Paul Chambers Costumes Sarah Dubé Technical Director Olivier Chopinet Creative Residencies Agora de la danse, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, MAI, montréal arts interculturels
For more info, visit www.agoradanse.com
Do you have an upcoming event in Montreal that you would like to include in our calendar? Submit your listing for free!