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Mayday Danse, Mélanie Demers

Icône Pop

Performance | Spectacle

Montréal QC
January 24-27 janvier 2018
Wed - Fri @ 6:30 | mercredi - vendredi @ 18:30
Matinée: Sat @ 3:00 | samedi @ 15:00

Agora de la Danse
1435 De Bleury St.


Which saint should one pray to? Icône Pop incarnates the ambivalence of a society that has lost its bearings, that sanctifies self-glorification. A playful clash between religious and pop icons, from Beyoncé to the Virgin Mary. After Animal Triste, presented at Agora in 2017, Mélanie Demers continues to pursue dance that engages the audience with this solo performance set to live music by Mykalle Bielinski. She embodies the many postures of women, one after another, from yesterday to today, from the saintly, self-sacrificing mother to the powerful contemporary pop star worshiped to the breaking point – revolt or disintegration. Between the sacred and the profane, she draws a portrait of fragmented feminine identity. Icône Pop was commissioned by the B. Motion festival in Italy. It was created in situ in an Italian church around the theme of the Stabat Mater, which evokes the suffering of the Virgin Mary at her son’s crucifixion. Even uprooted from its origins, Agora de la danse is convinced that the work will take on new meaning. Choreographer: Mélanie Demers Performers: Mélanie Demers and Mykalle Bielinski Music: Mykalle Bielinski. More info here.  

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