Catherine Gaudet (CA)

The Fading of the Marvellous

3200 HUF
discounted: 2800 HUF 
student: 2200 HUF
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…In this powerful work, the intense passage between bodily states and the total dedication of the five performers brings us to the brink of catharsis.”
– Mélanie Carpentier, Le Devoir (Montreal)

Canadian dancer and choreographer Catherine Gaudet explores the life-giving impulse that drives humanity by depicting its cycles in an obsessive manner that leads to catharsis. The Fading of the Marvellous consists of an endless sequence of recurrences - births, deaths, and rebirths in a dizzying attempt to portray that which transcends us.

Through the performance of her five dancers, Gaudet shifts away from her previous work by filtering in a theatricality that is based on various aspects of human relations. At the heart of her creative approach is an effort to dig beneath the mask we present in society. She uses the circular form – spatial, internal, instinctual – as a backdrop to her focus on cycles as a universal structure. Often downright geometric and refined, these sequences then convey a profoundly human experience that is unequivocally attuned to the other.

„Nothing is pale here, everything is marvelous.” - Kerstin Hergt, Hannoverische Allgemeine (Hannover, Germany)

Catherine Gaudet began her dance career working for various choreographers before turning her attention to her own choreographic research in 2004. Her works include Grosse fatigue (2005), L’arnaque (2006), Sourire forcé (2009), L’invasion du vide (2009), Je suis un autre (2012), Au sein des plus raides vertus (2014), La très excellente et lamentable tragédie de Roméo et Juliette (2016), Tout ce qui va revient (2018), The Fading of the Marvellous (2018) along with a number of short works. They have been presented in Québec, France, Denmark and Belgium. Catherine Gaudet completed both her bachelor’s degree and her masters in contemporary dance at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is among the creative minds behind the new Centre de création O Vertigo, together with Mélanie Demers, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage and Ginette Laurin. She is an associate creator at Daniel Léveillé Danse (DLD) since February 2018, and receives its development and touring support.

Choreography: Catherine Gaudet
With: Caroline Gravel, Leïla Mailly, Francis Ducharme, James Phillips, Jean-Benoit Labrecque
Performers at creation: Dany Desjardins, Caroline Gravel, Jean-Benoît Labrecque, Leïla Mailly, James Phillips
Music: Antoine Berthiaume
Assistant Dramaturgue and Rehearsal Director: Sophie Michaud
Lighting Design: Alexandre Pilon-Guay
Internship Performer at Creation: Marie-Philippe Santerre
Costume Design: Max-Otto Fauteau
Technical Director: Olivier Chopinet

Production: Lorganisme
Executive Production: DLD – Daniel Léveillé Danse
Coproduction: Agora de la danse (Montréal), Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours (CCNT)
Residencies: Agora de la danse (Montreal), Centre chorégraphique national de Tours
(CCNT), Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV (Montreal), Compagnie Marie Chouinard (Montreal), Danse á la carte (Montreal), École de danse Louise Lapierre (Montreal), Maison de la culture Frontenac (Montreal)

With the support of Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts de Montréal

Catherine Gaudet is a founding member of Lorganisme and she is a member of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique.

Canadian choreographer Catherine Gaudet presented her piece "The Fading of the Marvelous" fascinating the audience with the hypnotic physicality.

"The interspersions of mayhem ping-pong from absurdity to tenderness. The cast screeches like hungry babies. Two same-sex duos clumsily waltz."

"Tudtam, hogy valami nagyon egyszerűt kell csinálnunk: ugyanazokat a mintákat ismételjük kis módosításokkal, és ez lesz maga az előadás."

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