Spanish contemporary dance at Festival Quartiers Danses
La Intrusa, Daniel Breu and Sònia Gómez perform at the 15th edition of the Festival, which will run September 7-17, 2017.
The Festival Quartiers Danses (FQD) has made it its mission to democratize contemporary dance and all its forms and hybrids by making it more accessible to all audiences in traditional and unusual venues. The Festival mostly offers shows from local artists, but also from national and international creators. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach of original dance that comprises show presentation, performances, installations, films, exhibits, meetings and discussions, and cultural mediation workshops.
Spanish contemporary dance at FQD
- On Friday, September 8 at 5 pm. Premiere.
- Inspired by the elements of fire and water, this duo questions the contrast between each individual’s egoism and each human being’s need to be helped and supported by their peers.
- On Saturday, September 9 at 8 pm. Buy tickets.
- “Silencio is a poem to life as a succession of contrasts –cracks in the asphalt which give way to the grass; abandoned houses which, covered with dust, cease to resist: liquid anger which becomes solid in the inside; spaces for deep silence that are filled up with the sounds of the heart and cells growing. I transform the meanings of actions and their intentions, I work with symbols; these elements help me create a landscape.” (Daniel Breu)
- On Saturday, September 9 at 11:30 am. Montreal Premiere.
- “It is not our feelings or emotions that make us beautiful, but the silent tenacity we affront them with.” (Jean-Luc Godard)
- On Sunday, September 10 at 8 pm. Buy tickets.
- “The room burned slowly around them, all their small comforts had burnt, they were soaked and had burst into flame again. They would have taken any opportunity available to get back to normality.” A piece of dance, where two artists journey through a score of accumulated tensions, while searching with good intentions, for respite.
- On Tuesday, September 12 at 8 pm. Buy tickets.
- In this new cycle of teaching, Sonia Gómez has chosen Québec dancer and comedian Marc Béland as bearer of contemporary dance’s fiery “pop” era. Dancers here unites the original solo, its reinterpretation by Marc Béland, and the duo born from this artistic complicity. In addition to questioning the aging body and its place in the cultural scene, we discover above all a joyful and delicate quest for a dance for two, uncomplicated and without preconditions.