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Chorus II (2012)

Sasha Kleinplatz – Wants & Needs Danse (Montréal)

April 18 to 21, 2013

OPENING NIGHT – Thursday, April 18 at 8 pm – SOLD OUT!
Additional performances : April 19 & 20 – 8 pm, April 21 – 3 pm

World premiere

« On remarque aussi la rigueur que la chorégraphe Sasha Kleinplatz amène à tous ses projets avec Chorus II (…) Avec leurs complets noirs, les danseurs font penser à un Édouard Lock vidé de ses muses féminines. » – LOCAL GESTURES (Montréal)

With this new project Sasha Kleinplatz delivers a very personal work and lifts the veil on the vulnerability of the male body. Chorus II takes root in the swaying movements practised by Jewish men during prayer, millennial movements that go back to Antiquity. The choreographer transforms an ancient ritual into a cathartic series of gestures, the cornerstone of a gripping piece of choreography. A spiritual quest and connection to a higher form of energy, Chorus II is a metaphor for surpassing oneself. Laden with nostalgia and sadness, this new work demonstrates great physicality. Athletic bodies, vigorous gestures and brisk percussion move the show along with frenzied energy. Excerpts from Chorus II have been presented at events such as the ever popular Piss in the Pool, held annually at Bain St. Michel.

An out of the ordinary choreographer, Sasha Kleinplatz has created a dozen or so works which have been shown in Montreal, New York and across Canada. After receiving the James Saya Award for Excellence at Concordia University, Kleinplatz embarked on a series of choreographic residencies at the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, Usine C, the Centre de création d’O’Vertigo, etc.

Sasha Kleinplatz and Andrew Tay, co-artistic directors of Wants & Needs Danse, initiated the popular dance events Piss in the Pool, Involved and Short & Sweet, which are held in informal spaces.

Performers: Benjamin Kamino, Milan Panet-Gigon, Simon Portigal, Lael Stellick, Nathan Yaffe and Frédéric Wiper

Multi-instrumentist : Radwan Ghazi Moumned

Press release

April 18 to 20, 2013 at 8pm
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3pm


$22 Regular
$18 Discount (Professionnal artists– Seniors 65 years and older – Accès Montréal cardholders)
$15 Student
$14 Group (10 persons and more)
$12 Student Group

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