room with sticks
Performance/Dance, 55’, 2014
Music for voice, branches and electronics
Collaboration with Tedd Robinson and Ame Henderson
Two choreographers and a composer construct a contemplative landscape where all sorts of images and sensations flourish. A long Zen poem that, by means of almost nothing, opens wide the realm of possibility.
"FROM THE WOODS
It all started in a barn. Two choreographers and a composer experimented with living in the present moment, becoming one with the space, absorbing the influence of the wooden structure with no desire to put together a dance piece. Their mysterious performance clearly reflects that experiment. Dissolving into an immaculate décor, Tedd Robinson and Ame Henderson perform balancing acts with sticks, birch logs and small Buddhas. Nothing bothers them, neither the sound dance of Charles Quevillon that assails the space, nor a silence rife with foliage and imposing branches. Against all expectations, bit by bit their meditations in movement construct a landscape where myriad images and sensations flourish.
An unconventional proposal, Room with Sticks makes art the instrument of a ritual that liberates artists and spectators from the demands of physical or intellectual performance. A long Zen poem that, by means of almost nothing, opens wide the realm of possibility."
Premiered at the Rideau Curling Club in Ottawa (CA) during Canada Dance Festival, (14.06.2013)
Performed at the VIDF, Roundhouse exhibition hall, Vancouver (CA), (27-29.3.2014)
Performed at the FTA festival in Espace Libre, Montréal (QC), (5-7.06.2014)
Photographs by Rod MacIvor