In a complete fusion, they move and breathe together. Influencing each other in an interdependent relationship, as the millions of cells in the human body, they need the others to live and to grow. One’s act affects the other one’s life."Fluide" is made of contrasts. In a captivating atmosphere and structured space, seven bodies of men and women listen to each others for support, surrender, and trust. "Fluide" questions our ability to take part in our collectivity.In an organized chaos, danse is fluid, but trajectories are bursting. The choreographic structure is dictated by forming and transforming lines, fluent as a fish bank.
Source : Le fils d'Adrien danse
Choreographer: Harold Rhéaume
Dancers: Marilou Castonguay/Alan Lake/Brice Noeser/Alexandre Parenteau/Esther Rousseau-Morin/Georges-Nicolas Tremblay/Arielle Warnke St-Pierre
Special thanks to: Jean-François Duke/Katrine Patry/Ève Rousseau-Cyr
Music: Simon Elmaleh
Set and lights: Bernard White
Costumes: Philippe Dubuc
Set construction: Alain Gagné
Technical director: Antoine Caron
FLUIDE is coproduced in collaboration with Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa), the Grand Théâtre de Québec, La Rotonde (Quebec city), and the Agora de la danse (Montreal)
As a kid growing up in suburban Quebec, Harold’s nickname is Dennis the Menace. Only one thing can make him sit still: a musical on TV, especially one with Fred Astaire (who will heavily influence his subsequent work). Harold’s interest in dance comes about just like that: simply and naturally. But the road ahead is full of curves.
Only much later, after singing in a choir, managing a credit union and failing several auditions as an actor will he undertake a career in dance. At 20 he enrols at the École de danse de Québec.
He graduates in 1989, apprentices at Danse Partout (Quebec City), then joins the prestigious Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa. Working under Peter Boneham is a crash course in professional creation, performance and choreography. Harold earns his stripes. His first shows are presented at the Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa), the Winnipeg Dance Festival and the New Moves Festival in Glasgow, Scotland. The Ottawa Citizen predicts “(…) his works will become an important contribution to this country’s performance arts.” Rhéaume has only been out of dance school 3 years.
1993 takes Rhéaume to Montreal, where he dances with panache for Louise Bédard, Danièle Desnoyers, Estelle Clareton, Hélène Blackburn, Isabelle VanGrimde, Daniel Soulières and Sarah Bild. In 1997 La Presse gushes: “(…) when he dances, Harold Rhéaume’s intensity makes him seem enormous (…) he dances to say something, to move you.”
Montreal also gives Rhéaume his big break as an independent choreographer: Lucie Boissinot, known for her work with Jean-Pierre Perreault, commissions him to create "Ses propres ailes". Rhéaume is now a known commodity. In 1994, he creates "Falaise" for The Dance Collective Company (Winnipeg). The same year, "Fatras" (co-produced with Danse-Cité) makes waves at the Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa), followed by "Troïka" (1996) and "Hybride" (1997) with Tangente (Montreal). Another highlight of 1997 is his work with with video-artist Katrina McPherson to create "Picture Show" in Scotland.
After 1998’s Fresk (Agora de la danse, Montreal; Betty Oliphant Theatre, Toronto), Rhéaume makes his premiere at Montreal’s Place des Arts with "Les dix commandements". The critics rave: “Right on!” writes La Presse, while The Gazette proclaims “Les dix exceeds all expectations (…) Just plain brilliant.”
In 1999 Rhéaume starts working under the name Le Fils d’Adrien: first taking part in the Festival international de nouvelle danse (FIND) with "Épitaphe", then producing his final show as a Montreal-based artist with his friends Catherine Tardif and Jacques Moisan. "Trinité" is an off-the-wall success that takes le fils d’Adrien to Burlington, USA. The time is now ripe for Harold to go back to his hometown. His career is in full flight.
Source: Le fils d'Adrien danse 's website
Panorama of different artistic collaborations, from « couples » of choreographers to creations involving musicians or plasticians
Dance in Quebec: Collectivities in motion
Dance in Quebec: Collectivities in motion
This Parcours introduces several extracts of works by contemporary Quebecois choreographers, situating them in an anthropological perspective.