Tiotia:ke / Mooniyang / Montreal Other Animals


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© Jonathan Goulet

Designed for seven dancing bodies, Plasticity/Desires deals with notions of individual and mutual desires. Set against an enveloping soundscape, an imposing mass of raw clay and a dark pool of water forms the landscape that these people shape and excavate, like the elements of human nature: instinct, resilience, adaptability, contemplation, creativity, imagination. The discharge of energy, sustained investment and relentlessness reveals a sensuality and abandonment in the performers. The archaeology of their desires manifests itself in an accumulation of gestures that articulate the memories, traces and sensations they carry within them. In this space, the presence of water serves as a portal to the fantasies and delusions of the individuals on stage, allowing them to slip into a space where our collective perceptions are altered.

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An Other Animals production

Choreography and Set Design: Alexandre Morin
Music and Sound Design: Jonathan Goulet
Performers: Myriam Arseneault, Philippe Dépelteau, Sara Hanley, Chéline Lacroix, Mathieu Leroux, Justin De Luna and Charlie Prince
Lighting design: Karine Gauthier
Dramaturg: Mathieu Leroux
Costume Design: Jonathan Saucier with research by Angela Rassenti.
Set Design Assistance: Jonathan Saucier
Clay Consultant: Pascale Girardin
Production Manager: Florence Cardinal-Tang (supported by Parbleux)
Technical Director: Sophie Robert
Production Assistance: Philippe Dépelteau and Wolfe Girardin

Residency partners: Fonderie Darling, Circuit-Est, Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault, La Danse sur les routes du Québec, Maison de la culture Rosemont and Maison de la culture Maisonneuve.

Project supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal.

Other Animals Plasticity/Desires
  • $28 — regular
  • $22 — discount- arts professionals, seniors (65 and +), students
  • $22 — neighbours- residents and workers in H2X and H2W
  • $16 — juniors and groups- 14 years and under, groups of 10 people and +
  • $20 — saturday special
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