Extract of "Spring"
Inspired by Gaston Miron's poems
Fusing the percussive vocabulary of Québec's step-dancing to fluid contemporary movements, Rapaillé is a multidimensional work exploring a wide range of emotions. A work that is at once powerful and tinged with urban poetry, performed by the ensemble of five dancers and two musicians.
With an acute sense of rhythm and synchronicity, the experienced artists of [ZØGMA] offer an enthralling evening that redefines the limits of percussive dance.
Source : [ZØGMA]
CHOREOGRAPHY: Dominic Desrochers and Frédérique-Annie Robitaille with the collaboration of dancers
POETRY: Gaston Miron
SOUND ENVIRONMENT: Julien Roy et Vincent «Freeworm» Letellier
INTERPRETATION: Yaëlle Azoulay, Dominic Desrochers, Philippe Meunier, Frédérique-Annie Robitaille et Ian Yaworski, Anita Rudichuk
MUSICIANS: Marie-Pierre Lecault, Véronique Plasse, Julien Roy
NARRATION: Pierre Lebeau
LIGHTS : Gélo
COSTUMES : Madeleine Saint-Jacques
SCENOGRAPHY: Mario Boucher
ADDITIONAL MUSIC: Jean-François Bélanger and Guy Donis
PHOTOGRAPHIES : Geneviève Ringuet AND Jacques Boucher
Co-artistic director, choreographer and performer since 2001
Choreographer and performer, Frédérique-Annie Robitaille has worked with enthusiasm since 2001 at the company [ZØGMA]as co-founder.
Passionate about dancing since her early childhood, she pursued dance studies at Collège Montmorency and then at UQAM (Quebec), where she obtained a bachelor's degree in contemporary dance performance.
She has made an important contribution to the development of a unique gesture identity within the company that meshes the power of jig with the fluidity of the contemporary movement.
Source: The company [ZØGMA] 's website
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