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.
Duration: 40 min // Year of creation: 2017 // Choreography, scenography and sound: Katia-Marie Germain // Performers: Marie-Gabrielle Ménard, Katia-Marie Germain // Rehearsal director and artistic advisor: Lucie Vigneault // Creation support: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, La Briqueterie – centre chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne