Dave St-Pierre: A little tenderness for crying out loud!

2800 Ft / Student: 2100 Ft (Trafó Season Ticket is not valid!)

Co-organized with 7th Contemporary Drama Festival

Length: 115 minutes

The performance is in English with Hunagarian subtitles.

“In this piece, Dave St-Pierre features the emotionally handicapped, men and women who cling like drowning men to the life raft that capsized along with them. Realistic, quotidian movement and outburst are exaggerated and taken out of context, deformed by the gaze of the choreographer and supported by incisive dramatic effects so that a veritable phenomenology of behaviour takes root. This unremitting, uncompromising work turns the moment of performance into an exposed nerve, bringing to its bosom areas of turbulence and frantic hand-to-hand emotional combat, and combining unquenched with ironic disenchantment. UN PEU DE TENDRESSE BORDEL DE MERDE! holds out a mirror that is misted over with tears. Suffering, pathos, disillusion, distress, solitude and the quest for love haunt this indomitable artist. Yet beyond the tension created by the act of dancing and by the ephemeral nature of movement that is bound to die, beyond natural mingling of forces that shape the desperate reality of the language of love, a consciousness of this essential fragility emerges, which Dave is the thread he uses to stitch up the wounds of his broken heart.” (Text Stéphane Lépine)

Choreography: Dave St-Pierre

In association with:
Enrica Boucher, Eugénie Beaudry, Camille Loiselle-D’Aragon, Julie Carrier, Julie Perron, Karina Champoux, Sarah Lefebvre, Aude Rioland, Emmanuelle Bourassa-Beaudoin, Eve Pressault-Chalifoux, Geneviève Bélanger, Silke Grabinger, Sophie Dalès, Marie-Eve Quilicot, Alexis Lefebvre, Luc Boissonneault, Éric Robidoux, Renaud Lacelle-Bourdon, Simon-Xavier Lefebvre, Francis Ducharme, Gabriel Lessard, Gaétan Viau, David Laurin, Aladino Rivera Blanca, Anne Thériault, Josianne Latreille, Émilie Gilbert, Micheal Watts, Frédéric Tavernini, Emmanuel Schwartz, Alexandre Pilon-Guay, Benoit Bisaillon

Text: Enrica Boucher

Pierre Lapointe, Emmanuel Schwartz, Dave St-Pierre, Cat Power, Arvö Part

Co-produced by
Agora de la danse, Usine C, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Szene Salzburg, Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, Dance Festival Munich, Mouson Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, JuliDans Amsterdam, Centre national des Arts, Scène Québec Scene Ottawa.

This piece received support from
Conseil des Arts du Canada, Conseil des arts et des lettres Québec, Affaires étrangères et commerce international Canada

The Budapest performances received support from

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