Paul-André Fortier and Robin Poitras in Misfit Blues

Festival TransAmériques 2014
Misfit Blues


In early 2014, Robin Poitras and Paul-André Fortier were in Regina working at New Dance Horizons’ House of Dance studio on a new duet to be performed as part of the Festival TransAmériques in Montréal. For The Dance Current’s May/June 2014 edition, both artists sit down pre-run-through with rehearsal director Ginelle Chagnon and visual artist Edward Poitras to talk about the creative process, collaboration, coyotes and thinking ahead.

“One thing I know about the way I perform, “ says Fortier about the process of making Misfit Blues, “ and I know it’s the same with Robin – is we’re not doing a choreography that is set on music, for instance, where every night the same steps occur at the same time in the music. There is something that is totally alive in the kind of performance we are doing. It will never be exactly the same, although, for a non-initiated person, it will look like it’s the same show. But it’s very alive, meaning that it’s not a form that is shaped forever in one shape.” 

Misfit Blues runs May 31-June 2.

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