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.


Year 2017 – Duration 40 min – Choreography, scenography et sound Katia-Marie Germain – Performance Marie-Gabrielle Ménard, Katia-Marie Germain – Rehearsal Direction Lucie Vigneault – Support Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal – Residencies Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, La Briqueterie centre chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne – Photos Olivier Desjardins