In a breakfast table setting reminiscent of everyday reality, illuminated by a single light source, Habiter explores the relationship between movements and images. An aesthetic of chiaroscuro unveils a series of both strange and familiar actions that are punctuated by the intermittent movement of light, and which temporarily plunge the room into darkness. Playing with illusion and perception of time, the visible and invisible movements of the bodies quietly and subtly alter the visual space as if a painting is coming to life before our eyes. We are called on to pay close attention as the familiar becomes an increasingly strange fiction. As if a “poetic in-between,” this performance juggles the codes of the visual arts and dance.
Lenght: 40 min
Premiere: Tangente (Montreal), April 2017
Choreography, set design and sound:
Marie-Gabrielle Ménard, Katia-Marie Germain
Rehearsal director and artistic advisor:
Video capture: Sandrick Mathurin
This project received support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and has benefited from the exchange residency program between Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique and La Briqueterie, centre de développement chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne (France), as well as the creation residency program for emerging artists of the Conseil des arts de Montréal