Marie Chouinard — Double Bill

20 & 21 Jun 2016

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

UK PREMIERE 

Marie Chouinard, one of the world’s most daring and original choreographers, presents a double bill of dance.

"A hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness"
New York Times on Chouinard

The evening’s first piece is titled Soft virtuosity, still humid, on the edge. This new work explores different tempos, from a frantic pace to extreme slowness, through various forms of perambulation. Captured and projected live, the dancers' faces become the place of slow transformations, acting like kaleidoscopes in constant movement.

In 1980, Chouinard discovered the book Mouvements by the Belgian surrealist Henri Michaux (1899-1984), containing 64 pages of India-ink drawings. Chouinard decrypted these images and reinterpreted them into a unique choreographic score titled HENRI MICHAUX: MOUVEMENTS, an ingenious meeting of dance and visual arts.

"Some people are born with an innate ability to think outside the box and let their imagination run riot. Marie Chouinard is one of those people"
The Scotsman

“A high priestess of Quebecois dance”

The Observer

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R