Choreography and performance _ Sarah Bronsard
Audio and Robotic Art _ Patrick Saint-Denis
Lighting Design _ Hugo Dalphond
Artistic mediation _ Sophie Michaud
Artistic Advisors _ Olivier Arseneault, Myriam Allard, Ginelle Chagnon
November 28, 2019 _ Official selection of Parcours Danse, one of the North American leaders in dedicated dance platforms since 2012 designed and organized by La danse sur les routes du Québec, presented in the Green Room of the Wilder Espace Danse (Montreal).
Tour in seven Maisons de la Culture from November 14 to 23, 2019, organized by Réseau Accès culture :
14 novembre, 19h30 _ Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal
15 novembre, 20h00 _ Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée
17 novembre, 14h00 _ Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay
19 novembre, 19h30 _ Maison de la culture Rosemont-La Petite Patrie (salle Jean-Eudes)
21 novembre, 20h00 _ Centre culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (salle Iro-Valiskakis-Tembek)
22 novembre, 19h30 _ Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord
23 novembre, 19h30 _ Maison de la culture Ahuntsic
February 8 to 11, 2018 _ Premiere at Wilder Espace Danse (Tangente).
The piece Èbe is the fruit of a collaboration between Sarah Bronsard (choreographer) and Patrick Saint-Denis (audio art and robotics). The play revolves around a chorus of five robot accordions and a choreography anchored in flamenco. Figures in their own right, the robot accordions evoke a human presence and question a certain evolution of the representation of the body. Arranged so as to evoke a kind of extra-human lungs, their presence multiplies the parallels between bodies of flesh and metal. Èbe is also born from the desire to stage phenomena that go beyond us and guide us, beyond our individual questions. "Ebe", which means falling tide, is interested in the phenomenon of tides whose fluctuation evokes an immense breathing. The interpreter synchronizes his movements with the instruments to examine the communicative dimension of the breath. A metaphorical question emerges from Èbe : what is revealed when the tide goes out?
The project received the valuable support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec through a research-creation grant, a production grant and a Canada Council for the arts grant, the Mécènes Investis pour les Arts grant, through the Montreal Arts Council, and support from the donors of a Kisskiss Bankbank crowdfunding campaign, the amount of which has been increased by the Caisse de la Culture. The project also benefited from creative residencies at Corps Chorus (Laurentides), Studio 303 (Montreal), Dance Department of UQAM (Montreal) and at the Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame-de-Graces.