CRASH: When the video game meets contemporary dance

Manon fait de la danse By Jillian Groening
CRASH (teaser)


In the seventh edition of Libres comme l’art, the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), the Conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ) de Montréal and the ministère de l’Éducation and de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche unite Manon Oligny, artistic director of Manon fait de la danse, with elementary and secondary school students to provide a unique education experience. Choreographed by Oligny in collaboration with the performers, CRASH: When the video game meets contemporary dance, focuses on six avatars who evolve under the control of an ever-changing electrical score. The lines between video game and real life are blurred as the characters attempt to impose their realities while performing sequenced battles. Students involved in the program are granted the fascinating experience of stepping into Oligny’s creative process, expanding the students understanding of both the work and the greater arts community as well as fostering them to be the intelligent and inquisitive artists and audience members of the future. The video, created by Pier-Louis Dagenais Savard and featuring performers Liliane Moussa and Marilyn Daoust, is an intriguing glance into Oligny’s dark and athletic cyber world.

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