Transmission de solos


Re-creation and creation of solos by Louise Bédard Danse compagny

In the fall of 2020, five solos were reassembled for the camera in order to enhance the visual archives of Louise Bédard Danse. During this disruptive period when the situation of artists was undermined, the goal was to give dancers a glimmer of hope. No one could have predicted how long it would take to break the impasse caused by COVID 19.  As soon as the government’s sanitary measures were relaxed, it was finally possible to get back into the studio. It was with a certain excitement that choreographer Louise Bédard once again devoted herself to the creation and re-creation of the solos with the artists, favouring one-on-one time with each of the performers.

With the exception of a solo created from scratch during the pandemic, all the others were extracted from their original context in order to give them new contours and expressive forces through the image. Combined with a vital and visceral impulse, the artistic work of the dancers unfolded under the watchful eye of director Mario Côté. The solos were filmed in one day at the Jeanne Renaud studio at Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique.


Photo: Marie Claire Forté in FLOOD, solo from the work La Démarquise. Photo taken in 2017, the year the work was re-created. Credit David Wong.


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