For the first time since the pandemic hit , Montreal based companyDanse Danseis very proud and happy to welcome back to the stage of Théâtre Maisonneuve, eight lively street dancers in Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé’s incisive dance, EBNFLŌH, that questions our individual and collective responsibility towards others.
The symbiotic relationship Lande has with dance and Hip-Hop culture in her choreographic work is the essence of her artistic signature.
The dance leads us to reflect upon our reactions when we witness extreme situations that take us to the edge of nothingness…
The eight dancers – a varied mix of three male and five females of different ethnic backgrounds, play-act a wide variety of visceral expressions with exaggerated gestures and contorted facial expressions to repetitive background music.
Collectively with fire in their eyes, they cry, laugh, shout, jump, kick, pull at each other’s hair and prowl the stage like a furious jungle cat ready to pounce.
Playing with perspectives and blurring the lines of normalcy, The Probability of Nothingness is Spicey’ sixth work and a fourth for the company Ebnflōh.
The 60 minutes show takes a lucid look at our perception, our judgment and the consequences of our choices.
It also calls upon our tremendous capacity for resistance and resilience in the face of adversity.
Choreographer Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé draws her raw material from the culture of hip-hop, whose field of exploration she continues to expand.
She founded the Bust A Move Festival (2005-2015), a major street dance competition, before pursuing an intense and striking choreographic approach. Her creation In-Ward won the Prix de la danse de Montréal 2019, In the Discovery category.
EBNFLŌH – The Probability of Nothingness / Danse Danse
DURATION – 60 MIN
LOCATION – THÉÂTRE MAISONNEUVE, PLACE DES ARTS, Montreal