Stuck in the centre of a video fresco where their reflection multiplies and shatters, two women sing and replay themselves compulsively to avoid dissolving.
Two women try to remain true to themselves. Stuck in the centre of a video fresco, where their reflections multiply, morph, and shatter, they compulsively sing and replay themselves in order not to disintegrate. However, their hopes remain poorly anchored to their destiny: they are constantly behind or ahead of themselves, never in true sync with their innermost souls. From one moment to the next, female presences come to their rescue (Marguerite Duras, Chantal Akerman, Martha Rosler, Amy Greenfield, Maya Deren, Lygia Clark), but their rumour ends far and wide. Let’s call it an imposter — a sham.
Written correspondence, video and sound sampling, quotation, improvisation, rest, and repeated singing were at the heart of this creative process.
SINGERIES is the continuation of the friendship between Catherine Levoie-Marcus and Priscilla Guy, a meeting that has neither succeeded nor failed, but which is constantly renewed. The two are riveted to each other, sometimes without really knowing why, in an incessant — and yet reluctant — dialogue.
This show is presented on a double bill with Les employés !
|11 November 2021||La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins|
|12 November 2021|
|13 November 2021|
Artistic direction, choreographer and performance Catherine Lavoie-Marcus, Priscilla Guy
Sound Michel F Côté
Projection, mapping and video mapping Antoine Quirion Couture
Lights Paul Chambers
Scenography Julie Vallée-Léger
Costumes Marie-Christine Quenneville
Technical director Samuel Thériault
Outside eye Marie Claire Forté
With the support of : Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), Conseil des arts du Canada (CAC)
Residences: Usine C, Montréal (2016) Agora de la danse, Montréal (2015) L’Animal a l’Esquena, Espagne (2015) Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, Montréal (2014) Centre des arts actuels Skol, Montréal (2014)