Tomomi Morimoto © Sandra Lynn Bélanger

ÉCLATS – Vitrine Festival CanAsian (2012)

Tomomi Morimoto, Meena Murugesan, William Yong (Toronto-Montréal)

May 2 to 5, 2013

May 2 to 4, 2013 at 8pm
Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3pm

« What emerges from that outer casing is a dance of such ferocity and intensity that it takes one’s breath away. Morimoto is a force of nature. (…) Yong*’s solo is a dance of memory built around a mound of sand. As his mind travels back in time, his body ripples with a changing emotional landscape. (…) This Indian contemporary solo is a stunner. *Murugesan*’s choreographic vision is to find the point where emotion, technique and meaning intersect. » – *THE GLOBE AND MAIL (Toronto)

Fostering diverse expressions of Asian aesthetics through dance, the CanAsian International Dance Festival is an annual event held in Toronto. Collaboratively, the MAI and Tangente offer a sampling of this dynamic festival with three short solos, commissioned pieces created in collaboration with three mentors. Three dancers and choreographers were paired with three veterans of contemporary dance: William Yong with Tedd Robinson (Ottawa), Meena Murugesan with Janet O’Shea (Los Angeles) and Tomomi Morimoto with Elizabeth Langley (Montreal).

Inspired by Japanese ghost tales, Montreal-based Tomomi Morimoto*’s *Inhabitation reflects the constant metamorphosis of humankind’s myths. The invisible movements of the soul can only be seen when they reside in the flesh. Beyond “tradition” lies “primacy”, the heart of this new work.

Grist, by the Torontonian William Yong, incorporates contemporary dance, voice and design video to create a collection of memories and thoughts on individual identity. An interpretation of intimate dreams and a monologue on a personal experience, Grist follows a constantly shifting path towards a sense of individuality.

In split/focus, *Meena Murugesan*’s contemporary Indian dance examines the urban and cultural lives of each of us in their intrinsic complexity. Through emotion, technique and cultural moorings (mudhra/nritta), this Montreal performer creates a fascinating intensity out of an aesthetic with a rich palette of movements.

En codiffusion avec Tangente
En collaboration avec le Festival AccèsAsie

May 2 to 4, 2013 at 8pm
Sunday, May 5, 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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