© Véronique Soucy
Simon Portigal (Montréal)
April 21 + 22, 8 p.m.
Hail language, full of disgrace; we bring forth desires to undo thee. Give us a break, our daily bread, and allow us to undo the historical effects of control on our bodies.
An experimental dance performance, Aattitle aims point blank at language’s grip on the production of experience, seeking to violate our fetish for linearity. Simon Portigal endeavours to abandon the security of identification by using dance to forge weapons of soft, slippery mutability.
Soft comrade, we are with you and your target, both. There are only profitable sides. We are in this together. There is no way out.
Having studied dance in Montreal and in Brussels, Portigal has worked with innumerable artists and companies including, among others, Ame Henderson, Sasha Kleinplatz, Dana Michel, Michael Trent, and Mårten Spångberg. He recently participated in the 2016 edition of the Third Floor Residency at Usine C.
A-gendered closing signifier
Performances : April 21 + 22
25 $ – Regular price
17 $ – Groups (10 +)