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This, myself, one after another

Je Suis Julio (Montréal) et Esthel Vogrig (Mexico)

Oct. 1 - 3, 2015

World Premiere

Preceded by
Mi Última Foto (My Last Picture)
Esthel Vogrig (Mexico)

This performance is not original. This performance is a series of mutations. This performance is a document of the vanishing, melting, exploding selves we have been. Who are these ghosts? How do you recognize the deaths of moments?

This, myself, one after another is a reinterpretation of Esthel Vogrig ’s solo performance Mi Última Foto.

Choreographed by Andréa de Keijzer in collaboration with dancers Ariane Boulet, Joannie Douville, Audree Juteau, Robert Kingsbury and Arielle Warnke St-Pierre, the performance has been developed with elements borrowed, manipulated and reworked from Mi Última Foto.

These two works represent are portraits of impermanence, a dialogue between Mexico City and Montréal, and a transposition of a work across bodies and cultures. By presenting these pieces side by side, we open the doors to our creative process and invite a re-examination of ‘originality’ and authorship in the making of performance.

In Mi Última Foto a temporal lecture evolves, created from a dialogue between the real and the portrayed. This solo develops as a game between the past and the present. Every photo erases the previous one, only existing for a brief moment.

Esthel Vogrig is an Italo-Dominican-Mexican choreographer based in Mexico City. Her work is expressed across various mediums such as performance, video, interactive platforms and non conventional scenic formats. She is a member of Colectivo AM and Los Vecinos del Ritmo and engages in pedagogic practices within several institutions and maintains a self-education program on topics that make her curious.

Andréa de Keijzer is a choreographer and photographer born in Mexico City, raised in Costa Rica and based in Montreal. Her most recent projects involve This ritual is not an accident, Ozone Tear, Nuclear Thyroid and Le cerf, ou moi qui cède à l’espace, a 20-minutes dance film directed by Ariane Boulet. In 2012, Andréa de Keijzer co-founded Je suis Julio, a multidisciplinary production company, with Ariane Boulet, Joannie Douville and Gabriel Vignola.

In partnership with the Conseil des arts de Montréal and the Cirque du Soleil.

En 2015, Andréa de Keijzer a bénéficié du nouveau Programme d’accompagnement jumelé du Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM) et du MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels). L’accompagnement du CAM consistait à offrir une résidence de création, d’une bourse de création ainsi qu’à verser des honoraires à un conseiller artistique.

L’artiste a également profité d’un accompagnement à long terme du MAI, un mentorat reçu du ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Ville de Montréal dans le cadre de l’Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal 2015.


18 $ Série Création bourgeonne
17 $ – Group (10 +)


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