COMPAGNIE VIRGINIE BRUNELLE are proud to present FABLES: a highly ambitious piece for 12 performers and a live pianist running from the 30th of Nov to Dec 3rd , 2022
Brunelle is a sensitive observer of the upheavals of a world in turmoil.
Since spring of 2021, Virginie has been working on the creation of Fables, a succession of unsettling tableaux that transports us to fantasy worlds where larger-than-life characters—contemporary female icons who paved the road to liberation from imperceptible yet real barriers—emerge against the chaotic background of an era flipped upside down.
Witness a dance universe with strong evocative force that is similar to dance theater and that echoes the desperate longing for paradise, hope, and humanity.
*** Meet the artists: Wednesday 30th of November + Friday 2nd of December
DECEMBER 2 & 3 – 8:00 p.m. ALSO AVAILABLE IN LIVE STREAMING
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After an impressive first dance webseries (Eve 2050: the webseries), Van Grimde Corps Secrets unveils : Messis.
Messis (which means “harvest” in Latin), is a new three episodes, dance themed web series that mixes dance, music, visual and media arts, sculpture, interactive technologies, 3D design and augmented reality !
In a dystopian near-future where people are physically cut off from one another by waves of pandemic diseases, this series deals with the isolation that everyone had to deal with throughout the pandemic.
Under this scenario, the only way for humans to interact with the natural world and with other people on a physical level is through the metaverse. To do this, they must agree to coexist with sensors that collect personal information on an almost unbelievable scale.
Isabelle Van Grimde collaborated once more with three artists : visual and video artist Marilène Oliver, producer-director Robert Desroches of DAVAI, and composer Thom Gossage whose musical compositions, which draw inspiration from the syncopated rhythms of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, preserve their own individuality and engages bodies in powerful visceral movements.
The company Van Grimde Corps Secrets are presenting this trio of short episodes on a rich interactive platform created by AKUFEN and that are available for viewing until December 31st .
You can visit the platform and watch the web series Here.
ELEKTRA : 6th INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ART BIENNIAL (BIAN)
DIGITAL AND IMMERSIF ART EXHIBITION
Dec 1, 2022 – Feb 5, 2023
Founded in 2012, the International Digital Art Biennial (BIAN) presented by ELEKTRA returns at Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal to explore the idea of METAMORPHOSIS, focusing more specifically on the process of MUTATION.
In this post-pandemic era, this sudden return to a greatly disrupted reality, particularly at the geopolitical and climatic levels, forces us to rethink our ways of life and review our values.
Co-curated by DooEun Choi, Art Director of Hyundai Motor and Alain Thibault, General and Artistic Director of ELEKTRA, this 6th edition of the BIAN will bring together the work of 27 artists from four continents.
One of the highly anticipated pieces include a 30 minutes burlesque musical robotic performance entitled Copacabana Machine Sex (below) that feature bio-morphic machines as principal dancers :
The installation extravaganza by artist Bill Vorn tries to resolve the following question : “What would happen if machines would be on the main stage of a cabaret ?”
The show involves a series of various musical numbers “performed ” by the machines that take on the roles of dancers, singers and actors. Visually the stage is a blend of kitsch Broadway decor and a dark industrial ambience similar to Vorn’s previous works.
The show is equally disturbing as well as fascinating as we watch the machines try to emulate human behavior and movement.
The BIAN6 show runs until Feb 5th , 2023 at Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal