Victoria: how it all began

2021 - 2022 (ongoing)
Co-production

Dulcinea Langfelder created Victoria in 1999—a dance piece about old age, vulnerability and cognitive decline. It has been presented in fifteen countries and eight languages, and is still available for touring today. To pay tribute to the work and the issues it raises, Dulcinea Langfelder & Co and the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault are co-producing a series of short videos and share here a series of articles around the characters of the piece.

Events

Documents

Article

Victoria, shadows

To complement videos around Victoria by Dulcinea Langfelder, the company offers four short texts on themes that deepen our understanding of the piece. MEANING   When we lose our memory, we can also lose the sense of the "self"; we do not recognize ourselves in...
Article

Victoria, the choreography

To complement videos around Victoria by Dulcinea Langfelder, the company offers four short texts on themes that deepen our understanding of the piece. MOVEMENTS – THE ESSENCE OF VICTORIA Dance touches us on a much deeper level than speech. It allows a metaphorical imagery that...
Article

Victoria, the other characters

To complement videos around Victoria by Dulcinea Langfelder, the company offers four short texts on themes that deepen our understanding of the piece. THE WHEELCHAIR   MEANING At first glance one thinks "immobility" but, in fact, it is quite the opposite; a brilliant invention that...
Article

Victoria, the orderly(ies)

To complement videos around Victoria by Dulcinea Langfelder, the company offers four short texts on themes that deepen our understanding of the piece. THE ORDERLY   Charles Fariala, who proposed the idea of Victoria to Dulcinea, was himself an orderly. The character was there from...
Video interview

Victoria, la transmission du rôle (in French)

Interview with Dulcinea Langfelder and Anne Sabourin, led by Isabelle Poirier

Video interview

Victoria, l’héroïne au-delà de la folie (in French)

Interview with Dulcinea Langfelder, led by Luce Des Aulniers

Video interview

Victoria, the creation (in French)

Interview with Dulcinea Langfelder, led by Viktoria Bobovskaia Excerpts : Victoria, Dulcinea Langfelder & Co, 2000, La Voisine, le film, Diane Poitras, 1996,  La Complainte de Dulcinée, Dulcinée Langfelder & cie, 2008, Victoria, le film, Dulcinea Langfelder & Co, 2021 Pictures: The orderly of Victoria,…

Video interview

Victoria, how it all began (in French)

Interview with Dulcinea Langfelder, led by Viktoria Bobovskaia Video : Nikita Bershanski, Pivot Films Inc. Excerpts : Victoria, Dulcinea Langfelder & Co, 2000 and Victoria, le film, Dulcinea Langfelder & Co, 2021 Pictures: Charles Fariala. Photographer and date unknown – Réal Bossé and Dulcinea Langfelder…