Mascarades features six women dancers in an enclosed space in a work inspired by the codes of cinema and painting. The set design is a blend of furniture and various objects to suggest the fictitious rooms of a mansion. Scenes follow one another, capturing portraits of the women. With bare bones movement imbued with modesty, the dancers depict the drama of people with secrets. Fragile yet also strong, they present a delicate enigma tinged with guilt, pretence and disappearance.
Artistic direction and choreography – Katia-Marie Germain – Dancers Elisa Barrat, Madeleine Bellefeuille, Jasmine Bouchard, Julianne Decerf, Luce Lainé, Caroline Namts – Substitute performer Lila Geneix Music Jessica Hébert – Rehearsal director Anne Lebeau – Set design Katia-Marie Germain, Jonathan Saucier – Lighting (household lamps) Katia-Marie Germain – Stage lighting Stéphane Ménigot, Valérie Bourque – Costumes Jonathan Saucier – Technical Director Jérémy Busque – Stage manager Charlotte Gervais – Co-production Agora de la danse – Creative residencies Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Agora de la danse – Creation support Conseil des arts du Canada, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, École de danse contemporaine de Montréal
June 21, 2023