Invisible

Aurélie Pedron

SHOW POSTPONED TO WINTER 2022

Emerging from research on spirals and time, INVISIBLE celebrates movement with maximum freedom of form. For four days and three nights, INVISIBLE opens a festive and sacred space for ten dancers in an uninterrupted, durational performance. Participants are invited to construct and deconstruct the work with the artists through the sole act of being present, by their actions or sharing of sound sources.

in collaboration with the dancers Ariane Boulet, Tony Chong, Rachel Harris, Emmanuel Jouthe, Aurélie Pedron, Isabelle Poirier, David Rancourt, Georges-Nicolas Tremblay, Zoë Vos
Kathy Casey dramaturgy
Samuel Thériault technical direction
Kevin Pinvidic set design
Hugo Dalphond lighting design
Alexandre Burton interactive sound environment
Peter Jasko, Carol Prieur, Arielle Warnke St-Pierre, Linda Rabin, Eve Rousseau-Cyr created with (2017-2020)

INVISIBLE is built through the interplay between performers and spectators. Time is the master. It unravels choreographic aspirations. Time is matter. It inserts itself deeply into the performers’ bodies. Time lands and we land through it. Time is permissive.

INVISIBLE celebrates movement with maximum freedom of form. It is also an exercise in pairing down, where mechanisms, reflexes and fears are diluted into dancing spirals in the body. The spirals are movement, constantly bringing us back to the heart of the “same thing,” always at a different level. The spirals unravel in an immersive space over the cycles of day and night.

At all times, the dancers can stop to sleep, eat, rest, write, observe… The work is from bodies, from taking space, from sensations, from possibilities. The audience enters and exits at their leisure. They may support the work by listening or participating in processes offered to them. INVISIBLE is a silent dialogue between all the bodies in the space that reveals how we are connected.

— Aurélie Pedron

Following her own path, Aurélie Pedron is at the intersection of installation art, choreography and performance, where she shakes off the conventions of spectacle and urges us to perceive the world in a new way.

Early in her career, she produced 11 art videos, which have been shown in 17 different countries. She then undertook a master’s degree in dance creation at UQAM, before exploring space and the living body in a number of solos and two staged works entitled CHAIR (2011) and CORPS CAVERNEUX (co-produced by Danse-Cité, 2013).

Pedron’s artistic quest was further refined with the founding of her company, Lilith & Cie (2013), dedicated to research, creation and the dissemination of works that blur the lines between artistic disciplines. 

With each new piece, she proposes a perpetual renewal of meetings and experiences that play with temporality and establish an intimacy between site, artist and spectator. ENTRE (presented by Tangente, 2014), a nano-performance for one spectator at a time, became a signature piece for the company and, in 2015, earned the choreographer the Découverte award from Prix de la danse de Montréal. In 2016, with the support of Danse-Cité, she presented LA LOBA, a choreographic circuit of 12 live installations in the former Institut des sourdes-muettes in Montreal.

At the same time, Pedron’s concern for social ethics and inclusion have led her to collaborate with youths either marginalized or self-identifying as marginalized. These projects include the microperformances RÛE and MARGE (2014-2015), with the support of DARE-DARE, a Montreal centre for the dissemination of multidisciplinary art. INDEEP (2016), was a fascinating 10-hour performance for 10 blindfolded youths that questioned our gaze when confronted with a social body without familiar landmarks or codes. IN THE HEART OF THE HERON, which was scheduled for presentation at OFFTA in 2020, was created in collaboration with Inuit sculptor Simiuni Nauya.

ANTICHAMBRE, an immersive piece placing movement at the core of the spectator’s awareness, was presented at Agora de la danse in 2019. INVISIBLE, currently in incubation, is a work featuring 72 hours of uninterrupted dance. This work, coproduced by Danse-Cité, Montréal Danse and Lilith & Cie, will be presented in 2021.

Lilith & Cie is supported by the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.

 

Photos
Rachel Harris, Georges-Nicolas Tremblay, Zoë Vos  © David Wong
Videos

Following her own path, Aurélie Pedron is at the intersection of installation art, choreography and performance, where she shakes off the conventions of spectacle and urges us to perceive the world in a new way.

Early in her career, she produced 11 art videos, which have been shown in 17 different countries. She then undertook a master’s degree in dance creation at UQAM, before exploring space and the living body in a number of solos and two staged works entitled CHAIR (2011) and CORPS CAVERNEUX (co-produced by Danse-Cité, 2013).

Pedron’s artistic quest was further refined with the founding of her company, Lilith & Cie (2013), dedicated to research, creation and the dissemination of works that blur the lines between artistic disciplines. With each new piece, she proposes a perpetual renewal of meetings and experiences that play with temporality and establish an intimacy between site, artist and spectator. ENTRE (presented by Tangente, 2014), a nano-performance for one spectator at a time, became a signature piece for the company and, in 2015, earned the choreographer the Découverte award from Prix de la danse de Montréal. In 2016, with the support of Danse-Cité, she presented LA LOBA, a choreographic circuit of 12 live installations in the former Institut des sourdes-muettes in Montreal.

At the same time, Pedron’s concern for social ethics and inclusion have led her to collaborate with youths either marginalized or self-identifying as marginalized. These projects include the microperformances RÛE and MARGE (2014-2015), with the support of DARE-DARE, a Montreal centre for the dissemination of multidisciplinary art. INDEEP (2016), was a fascinating 10-hour performance for 10 blindfolded youths that questioned our gaze when confronted with a social body without familiar landmarks or codes. IN THE HEART OF THE HERON, which was scheduled for presentation at OFFTA in 2020, was created in collaboration with Inuit sculptor Simiuni Nauya.

ANTICHAMBRE, an immersive piece placing movement at the core of the spectator’s awareness, was presented at Agora de la danse in 2019. INVISIBLE, currently in incubation, is a work featuring 72 hours of uninterrupted dance. This work, coproduced by Danse-Cité, Montréal Danse and Lilith & Cie, will be presented in 2021.

Lilith & Cie is supported by the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts. 

coproduction Danse-Cité, Montréal Danse, Lilith & Cie

partners
LAVI Laboratoire Arts Vivants et Interdisciplinarité, Département de danse de l'UQAM

residencies
Maison pour la danse de Québec, Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Espace Marie Chouinard, LAVILaboratoire Arts Vivants et interdisciplinarité, Département de danse de l'UQAM

financial support
Conseil des arts du Canada, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal

header photo: Rachel Harris, Georges-Nicolas Tremblay, Zoë Vos, Arielle Warnke St-Pierre  © David Wong