Festival Accès Asie and Tangente invite you to a double bill featuring Éclosion by young dancer Tanveer Alam and Arūpa, a co-creation by dancers Julie Beaulieu and Sonia St-Michel, which will be presented at ÉDIFICE WILDER - Espace danse from May 2nd to 5th.
In Éclosion, Bangladeshi-Canadian virtuoso, Tanveer Alam, awakens the body and mind. Inspired by Kumudini Lakhia, a pioneer of Kathak dance, he asks himself, «What can I bring to this dance? Why does it need me?» Driven by an electronic soundscape, the dancer cultivates a nonlinear temporality, unbinding his choreography from the structure of Indian classical music. He expresses himself through rhythmic patterns, fusing emotion and composition. This visceral and nuanced dance unfolds in space, but also in the depths of his body. In the presence of the audience, Tanveer reinvents himself through dance.
Arūpa, by Julie Beaulieu and Sonia St-Michel, is an incursion into the antechamber of forms. Through a diagram determining the choreographic territory, the dancers explore the imprints left behind through their practice of Odissi and Bharatanatyam. Arūpa is an invitation to enter into a choreographic and sound architecture where fragments of transparency appear, where the notions of path, passage, and portal meet.
Artist talk Friday after the show.
1435 de Bleury Street Metro Place des Arts
Montreal, QC H3A2H7
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