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Projet Chevelu

Maria Lité Danse (Montréal)

Sept. 17 – 19, 2015

World premiere

Projet Chevelu is a reflection on the intimate, visceral and even political relationship that we have with our hair. A convergence of personal, cultural, social and sexual identities, hair symbolizes the tension between existence and appearance, between being and being perceived. The exuberant hairstyles of black women are rooted in the personal and collective unconscious, and like an untamed monster, the amorphous mane can sometimes conceal a dark world of pain, shame and envy. Simultaneously intimist and universal,
Projet Chevelu becomes a spiritual quest.

Maria Isabel Rondon is an atypical choreographer who brilliantly blends capoeira and Afro-Brazilian dance with a resolutely contemporary language. With training in classical ballet and contemporary dance, and specializations in the Silvestre technique and Orixa dances (Brazilian Candomblé ritual trance), Rondon has come to create her own distinctive style.

Her works stand apart with their surprising geometrics and the animal-like quality of their movement. This trademark approach, an astonishing balance between the contemporary and the ancestral, is performed by dancers Myriam Farger, Sophia Gaspard and Fedora Mathieu.
Projet Chevelu is the third creation by this charismatic choreographer, following *Ekaabo Orixás!_, a multidisciplinary performance for young audiences (Festival Lusarts, 2012) and _*Barravento (MAI, 2012), a chiaroscuro work on possession trances.

« Elle réussit brillamment le pari délicat de l’élaboration d’une gestuelle personnelle et contemporaine alimentée par les traditions ancestrales sans être limitée par elles. » – QUÉBEC DANSE

25 $ – Regular
20 $ – Discount – (Professional artists, Seniors, Students, Acce?s Montre?al cardholders, DAM, ELAN members)
17 $ – Group (10 +)


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