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Danse mutante – Capsule 5

Production
MAYDAY and la Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Concept and artistic direction
Mélanie Demers
Choreography (mutation 2)
Kettly Noël en collaboration avec les interprètes
Dancers
Francis Ducharme, Riley Sims
Rehearsal Direction
Anne-Marie Jourdenais
Lighting
Alexandre Pilon-Guay
Sound
David Blouin
Technical Direction
Julien Veronneau
Singing
Seyba Kanoute, Lil Sidiki
Kettly Noël interview
Angélique Willkie

Francis Ducharme and Riley Sims in the fifth capsule of Danse Mutante, a bold collective project that explores the mutation of a dance work, as well as ideas around transmission and performers’ authority and creative contribution.

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Danse mutante is a bold collective project that explores the mutation of a dance work, as well as ideas around transmission and performers’ authority and creative contribution. In the words of the project creator Mélanie Demers: “Danse Mutante is a duet performed by Francis Ducharme…

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