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PPS Danse at Twenty-Five

Bagne Recréation

 

As Montréal’s PPS Danse prepares to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary, this milestone, according to Artistic Director Pierre-Paul Savoie, “is first and foremost about looking back at all that has been done to illuminate the road we want to follow moving forward.” The company has planned a program that will highlight its repertoire, its place in Québec’s contemporary dance history and its continuing artistic vitality. The season begins with Bagne Recréation, a reinterpretation of the 1992 work Steam by Jeff Hall and Savoie. Despite being set on new performers, Lael Stellick and Milan Panet-Gigon (occasionally replaced by Jonathan Fortin), the universal themes of liberty and love that it originally addressed remain as relevant as they were when first presented. The physical force of the performers, their bodies meeting both violently and tenderly, is a celebration of individual freedom and love.

A retrospective and thematic exhibition about PPS Danse will also be presented at the Espace George-Émile-Lapalme at Place des Arts until mid-October.

See here for performance details.

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