Video interview

Illusion — Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. Patrick Lamothe meets Jean-François Duke

Production
Espace Perreault and Le fils d'Adrien danse
With
Patrick Lamothe, Jean-François Duke and Harold Rhéaume

Illusion — Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain

Harold Rhéaume interviews Jean-François Duke dancer in the 2021 version of Les Dix Commandements and Patrick Lamothe, dancer of the 1998 version.

 

From the series of interviews with the original and current dancers of the Harold Rhéaume piece The Ten Commandments, this new video features dancers Patrick Lamothe and Jean-François Duke, along with the choreographer.

The artists consider the massive challenge of this role: opening the piece, alone – even supported by the other dancers’ energy – in power and simplicity, and even humility – to use Harold’s words.

An interview that reveals the gestation of the role, the desire to unveil the humanity beneath the rock star, the need to be fully present to what unfolds

Project

Les dix commandements: Encounters (1998–2021)

Co-production

In 1998, Harold Rhéaume created his first major work, Les dix commandements, which examines complex issues related to the values and moral codes that hold a society together. His company, Le fils d’Adrien danse, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021. To mark the occasion, it…

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