Daniel Léveillé

Solitudes solo

dance / 50′
Price: Fr. 13.- (except special prices)
Tuesday 21.03, 09:00 pm
Wednesday 22.03, 07:00 pm
Thursday 23.03, 09:30 pm

Choreographer Daniel Léveillé puts his dancers to the test through solos and arduous choreographic scores. A man holds a pose in mid slow motion fall, a leg perpetually detaches itself from an off-balance body. Emotions surface through minutes of eternity…

Daniel Léveillé is a free electron of uncompromising artistic choices. An uncategorisable iconoclast, as his previous pieces clearly indicate, Léveillé’s work is never trivial. His solo here is a return to the essence of dance in spare, minimalist fashion. Five dancers with an imposing presence and impressive technical skills push the body into a corner, exploring solitude as virgin territory that reveals the depths of being. In counterpoint to a rapid series of solos and the brisk liveliness of the Bach violins that make up the musical score, the movement is prodigiously slow, as though each movement were suspended in time and space. With the austere décor and the forceful lighting accentuating the clinical coldness of the bodies, Daniel Léveillé keeps the spectators glued to their seats. From under the impenetrable mask of each soloist emanates a tenderness that silently comes to the fore. This is a piece of perfect mastery, swimming against the tide of ambient frenzy, preferring instead to present an underlying gentle sweetness.

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Daniel Léveillé
Performers for the creation:

Manuel Roque
Esther Gaudette / Lucie Vigneault
Justin Gionet
Emmanuel Proulx
Gaëtan Viau
Marie-Ève Lafontaine
Marc Parent
Jean-Sébastien Bach
Costumes (adviser):
Geneviève Lizotte
Sophie Corriveau
Jean Jauvin

Mathieu Campeau
Dany Desjardins
Esther Gaudette
Justin Gionet
Emmanuel Proulx
Simon Renaud

Daniel Léveillé Danse
Festival TransAmériques, Montréal – Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape – Theater im Pumpenhaus, Münster – Agora de la Danse, Montréal – Fabrik Potsdam – Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson – Département de danse de l’Université du Québec à Montréal
With the support of:
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec et du Conseil des arts du Canada