Compagnie Marie Chouinard (CAN)

Radical Vitality

4200 HUF
discounted: 3600 HUF
student: 2900 HUF
sponsorship option: 10000 HUF

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Tragedy and comedy, tenderness and cruelty, the graceful and the strange. This appealing retrospective approach bears witness to a long and profound creative process that has evolved over many years and in every corner of the world.

Over forty years, Marie Chouinard has built a choreographic, visual, and mythological universe that has no equal in this world. In 24 miniatures, this visual artist of the body travels through her repertory as if in a kaleidoscope. From her pieces created between 1980 and 2018, she selects solos and duos lasting from one to thirteen minutes, set to a strong rhythm. The programme includes Chouinard classics such as bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS as well as newly discovered projects such as the quirky Love Attack and the literally titled Crying-Laughing Duet. Going beyond a simple reinterpretation, Radical Vitality, Solos et Duos is heightened by new costumes, mise en scène, and sound environments.

Chouinard’s theatrical works have always been provocative, sensual, feministic and characterised by a raw energy – but how do we as an audience react to what were scandals at the time? The undisguised directness of Chouinard’s creativity unfolds in the richness of her solos and duets, which depict unfulfilled desire, the humour and madness of our neuroses, broken illusions and dehumanized bodies that are only capable of moving mechanically. A comprehensive portrait of a unique personality. A fascinating journey into the artistic world of Marie Chouinard; an encounter with the quintessence of her work.

“It is quite possible that this collage, with its at times brutal openness, is among the best work yet created by Marie Chouinard.” (Der Standard, Vienna)

“Chouinard has an astonishing imagination… surprising… a grand adventure for the viewer.” (The Globe and Mail, Canada)

Choreographies: Marie Chouinard
Dancers: Michael Baboolal, Adrian W.S. Batt, Jossua Collin-Dufour, Valeria Galluccio, Motrya Kozbur, Luigi Luna, Sayer Mansfield, Carol Prieur, Clémentine Schindler and Celeste Robbins
Music: Louis Dufort: 2-6-7-12-14-15-17-18-19-21-23-24-25; Frédéric Chopin (opusz 28, prelűd 5): 8,
Georg Friedrich Haendel (Lascia Ch’io Pianga, interpreted by Montserrat Caballe): 10, Carles Santos: 11
Scores for voice: Marie Chouinard
Lights: Marie Chouinard, except: Axel Morgenthaler: 8 (lights)
Video, set design and props: Marie Chouinard
Costumes: Marie Chouinard, except 2-7-23: Liz Vandal
Dancers in Budapest: Michael Baboolal, Adrian W.S. Batt, Jossua Collin Dufour, Valeria Galluccio, Motrya Kozbur, Luigi Luna, Sayer Mansfield, Carol Prieur, Celeste Robbins and Clémentine Schindler
Artistic Director on Tour: Annie Gagnon
Tour Manager: Martin Coutu
Technical Director and Stage Manager: Elsa
Sound Engineer: Jérôme Guilleaume
Lighting Manager: Chantal Labonté
Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 5 pm - 10 pm
  • studio and club performance days: 5 pm - 8:30 pm
  • other days: 5pm - 8 pm
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • From Wednesday till Saturday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Main Hall performance days: 4pm-10pm, Sunday: 10am-2pm.
  • Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
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