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Paradoxe Mélodie

 
Paradoxe Mélodie is a production of Le Carré des Lombes in co-production with Théâtre National de Chaillot (Paris), Cultuurcentrum (Bruges), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa), Centennial Theatre (Sherbrooke), Danse Danse (Montréal), CanDance Network (Toronto) and Faculty of Arts of Université du Québec à Montréal (Montréal).
 
Danièle Desnoyers has spent over twenty-five years developing the dialogue between movement and sound. With her company Le Carré des Lombes, she has created unique projects with sets and sound environments that have opened up new avenues in dance and established her as one of Québec’s most innovative choreographers. 
 
This May, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) has invited Danièle Desnoyers to create a choreographic work for its program, pairing six dancers from her company, with the music of the new organ played by OSM’s organist-in-residence Jean-Willy Kunz. The musical program includes a commissioned work by John Rea, a Montréal-based composer whom the OSM is honouring this year. For her work, Desnoyers was inspired by the monumentality of an organ, creating a work that draws from the verticality of its immense, almost theatrical power. Anatomie d’un souffle is abstract, formal and, explains Desnoyers, intermingles with a dream world sustained by the imagery the music brings forth. “My writing does not wed itself to the musical structure but responds to them, dialogues with them, weaves a network of encounters and becomes thereby a relational game,” says Desnoyers.
 
Anatomie d’un souffle is presented by L’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal at Maison Symphonique, 1600 rue Saint-Urbain. For tickets and additional information, visit placedesarts.com.
 
Danièle Desnoyers/Le Carré des Lombes’ Anatomie d’un souffle is featured as an event highlight in the May/June issue of The Dance Current.
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