Open Studios

Andrea Peña and Artists CA

6.58 : Manifesto

Choreography: Andrea Peña

In this choreographic triad six dancers interact with a machine, an opera singer and a DJ in order to explore the concepts of artistry and artificiality as implicit constructions of our contemporary society. TABLEAU1 presents an artificially driven choreography, an improvisation dictated by a machine-coded-algorithm which dictates the dancers’ movement tasks. The second tableau distorts the mechanisation by presenting a subversion of hierarchies, through an apocalyptic waltz driven by the voice of an opera singer while TABLEAU3 explores the synchronicity of body, mind and artificiality in rave culture.

Artistic Crew:
DANCERS Laura Toma, Francois Richard, Kevin Delaney ,Márcio Vinícius Paulino Silveira, Erin O’Loughlin, Banjamin Landsberg | SOPRANO Erin Lindsay | LIGHTING DESIGN Hugo Dalphond | COMPOSER Marc Bartissol (dull) | DRAMATURGE Mathieu Leroux | ARTISTIC ADVISOR Helen Simard | REHEARSAL DIRECTOR Rebecca Margolick | COSTUMES Polina Boltova and Rodolfo Moraga | SET DESIGN Alexis Gosselin | CODE DESIGNER Cyrus Khalatbari and Jonathan Chomko

Funders and Supporters:
Production Partners: Banff Center for the Arts and Creativity, Danse a la Carte, Maison de la Culture Mercier.

6.58 : Manifesto
(c) Bobby Leon
6.58 : Manifesto
(c) Bobby Leon
6.58 : Manifesto
(c) Bobby Leon