Camera, editing and sound _ Olivier Arseneault
Choreography and interpretation _ Sarah Bronsard
Audio art and robotics _ Patrick Saint-Denis
Estran is a videodance adapted from Èbe, a choreographic installation for a chorus of five robot-accordions and a solo choreography anchored in Flamenco. It invites the viewer into the intertidal zone. The dancer and breathing accordions dialogue with a vast environment, co-habitating with the life forms that swell, sag and hide, following the rhythm of the tides. Playing between different temporalities and scales, it offers an intimate dive into a choreography filled with micro-movements and lively amplitude.
“Èbe” means the receding tide in French. What is revealed when the tide goes out? What is revealed when the music fades, when the Flamenco body quiets down?
The video dance was broadcast by the Vancouver Flamenco Festival in September 2020.