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Images from our performance at Ars Electronica Festival 2016 in Linz, Austria

Here are some images of Practices of Everyday Things/Cooking with Navid Navab, Michael Montanaro, and Jèrome Delapièrre on September 8, 2016. We had a very successful run at the largest media arts festival in the world. Thank you for the fun and may we do it many times everywhere soon.

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A Haunting Evening with Le Petit Chaperon rouge!

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Photo: Tony Chong

Merci à tous (presque 1100 vous!) pour venir voir Le Petit Chaperon rouge dans le Parc Lafontaine le 27 Juillet 2016!

Lucie Vigneault et Mark Eden-Towle ont séduit et enchanté la foule avec leurs deux performances extraordinaires

Thank you everyone (almost 1100 of you!) for turning out to see Le Petit Chaperon rouge in Parc Lafontaine on July 27, 2016!

Lucie Vigneault and Mark Eden-Towle seduced, disturbed, and enchanted the crowd with their two extraordinary performances.

Merci Beaucoup à (Thank you to) Paolo Santos, Acces Culture Montréal (ville de Montréal), Jouers Dehors 2016, Eric Poulin, Paolo Santos, Fred Lalonde and Marie Pier Chevrette (Matane Productions)

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Photo: Paolo Santos

Le Petit Chaperon rouge à Parc Lafontaine à Montréal, mercredi le 27 juillet 2016

Presenting the magnificent dancers of Le Petit Chaperon rouge: Lucie Vigneault and Mark Eden-Towle. They will be performing Wednesday July 27, 2016 at Parc Lafontaine (in front of Le Théâtre de Verdure) in Montreal.

Presentant mes magnifiques danseurs Lucie Vigneault et Mark Eden-Towle. Ils vont dancer mercredi le 27 juillet 2016 à Parc Lafontaine (juste devant le Théatre de Verdure) à Montréal.

 

Remember Not To Forget: Résidence du Création /Creative Residency au Studio 303 Le 13 juillet le 18 juillet 2015.

The creative research is inspired by Hansel and Gretel taking on the ideas of food and memories. We are Inviting guests as participants and as source material. We will be building an installation/performance that brings the guests along a visual, physical, gastronomic or sensorial journey to the past in order to find the present and to understand the future.

Remember Not To Forget
Remember Not To Forget

Upcoming events for 2015

Upcoming events:

March 2, 2015 @ l’Agora Hydro Québec in Montréal –  Performance of Practices of Everyday Things/Cooking with Navid Navab, Michael Montanaro, and Jerome Delapierre at the MNM Festival (Festival Montréal, Nouvelle Musique 2015) 21h00

June 5, 2015  – Performance of Désillusions de l’enchantement (La Belle au bois en dormant and Le Petit chaperon rouge) @ The Guelph Dance Festival

Summer 2015 @ Studio 303 – Creative Residency with Carol Prieur and Noemie Avidar of Remember Not to Forget

Fall 2015 – Start of solo creation with Lucie Vigneault of Catching the Fish

Désillusions at 2015 Guelph Dance Festival

Yes we will be presenting a part of Désillusions d’Enchantement at the 2015 Guelph Dance Festival on June 5, 2015. The trio La Belle au Bois Dormant and an excerpt of Le Petit Chaperon rouge will be performed on a shared program that evening. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Man drowning in his emptiness

Today I overheard (perhaps eavesdropping is the proper word but it was definitely not intentional) a conversation between two strangers while leaving the gym this morning. I caught portions of a dialogue between a man and a woman in a very private conversation in a public environment – it was exactly like a scene within a movie. What caught me was the frank emptiness leaking from the male figure’s voice and in his physical demeanor while the consoling female tried to provide a bit of advice  in order to alleviate him from his disposition. The brief dialogue went somewhat like this:

Female: Is it because you are lonely?

Male: ….uh… yeah I don’t know what to do.. about… this…

Female:  You should really definitely think of social clubs or activities with other people like you.

Male: ….. Can’t get this feeling out of myself… maybe should…. I’ve stopped taking the ant-depressants you know….

Female: … okay… maybe you should….

Male: maybe should….

That was basically the entire moment that I was able to witness and yet it struck me kind powerful. It was not a huge conversation but it was the sparseness of it which added to the moment. It was the placement of these two bodies in that tight space that intrigued me as well. Even though they were in a rather intimate conversation, there was a huge distance between the two. They were definitely not in the same place in their lives. The tin-like tone along with the time it took the male to deliver his words molded  his whole being. The intense sadness of loneliness was coming out of that man and it was clear he that was losing himself somewhere within. He was void of who he was and could not find the path of getting back to himself. He seemed to be drowning in his sense of nothingness. It was a very quiet and soft cry for rescue that was heard loud and clear by only a few.