Compagnie Virginie Brunelle

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Venue: Vancouver Playhouse

The Vancouver International Dance Festival presents Compagnie Virginie Brunelle in Les corps avalés

Springing from an extraordinary union between classical music, performed live by the Molinari Quartet, and contemporary dance, Les corps avalés is a moving human odyssey that reveals Virginie Brunelle’s sensitive intelligence and great musicality in all their luminous power.

Against a backdrop of resilience and hope, Les corps avalés explores power relations, inequalities and social upheaval. Mastering the delicate balance between expressiveness and the vigorous physicality of her choreographic language, Brunelle directs seven dancers in a portrayal of a vulnerable humanity in search of gentleness and community. On stage, the Molinari Quartet delivers a radiant performance of selected pieces from the contemporary repertoire. The notes perfuse the smallest parts of the performers’ bodies; they animate, amplify, inspire the movement. Disarray, chaos and torment are thus sublimated. Elegant and intoxicating, Brunelle’s dance is ultimately salutary.

Dates Feb 28, Wed 8:00pm
Feb 29, Thu 8:00pm
Mar 1, Fri 8:00pm
Mar 2, Sat 8:00pm

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