May 25, 2022

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Dance on the shipyard remnants

Dance on the shipyard remnants

Choreographer Daniel Desnoires did not step on Ele de Orleans. She came to life on the remains of a shipyard to create a dance performance last summer.

Mixed forest, With seven dancers from his company Le Care des Lombes, will be performed at the Park Maritime de Saint-Laurent from 10 to 14 August. Each show can be attended by 100 spectators at 7.30pm.

“In Maritime Park I accidentally stumbled across the island, and in one part of the site, we found a forest growing over the ruins of an old shipyard. I was amazed at the beauty and metaphor of this place where nature withdrew its rights over human activity. This impression is even stronger during times of epidemic,” he said. She said in an interview.

A great poetic gesture

When Daniel Desnoires returned home he wanted to create a show there. A place with excellent scenery, used to place boats and ships during their construction as trees grow through the concrete rails.

Explained the choreographer Mixed forest Like a great poetic gesture.

“It’s not a narrative piece. It’s a program that calls for metaphors and poetry and reminds us of the workers and sconners who occupied this space,” she said.

Mixed forest Is a unique choreography that cannot be performed anywhere other than Park Maritime de Saint-Laurent. It features dancers Miriam Arsenalt and Catherine Dagenois-
Saward, Jean-Benoit Labreck, Abe Simon Mizhehir, Milan Panett-Gigan, Nicholas — Patry, Bront Poir-Perst.

The sound atmosphere was created by Ben Shemi from the Montreal group Suuns.

“Ben worked on my creation Loosen / 7 Perspectives It will be on display at the Transamerix Festival in 2019 and 2021. He created Mixed forest, Beautiful music, ”she says.

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River in the background

The choreographer always presents his work in traditional rooms and sometimes in museums. This is the first time she has invested in an outdoor and natural site with a creation.

Mixed forest, This is a landscape view. It was huge. It occupies the land, our field of vision, where the river becomes our background and environmental sound. This is the landscape I invest in and impossible to reproduce elsewhere. This is really special. I don’t know how we can get back to the theater, ”she dropped.