Cartes postales de Chimère
Post Cards from Chimera
A single figure wanders through time and across different paths to imaginary continents; towards vast and opulent places. Movements emerge, like landmarks along the way; worlds are shaped by mature hands, lands made rich by a child’s eyes. Where are we? Who is she and where are we going?
Back to the stage in 2015
Post Cards from Chimera returns to the stage in 2015 to launch the 25th anniversary of the Company.
For this return to the stage, Louise Bedard chose two charismatics dancers to learn the role she created on herself in 1996 : Isabelle Poirier and Lucie Vigneault, both of which having proven their immense talent over the years, and danced for the likes of Marie Chouinard and Daniel Léveillé.
Universality, and the memory that lies within a woman’s body compose the raw material from which the choreographer drew to create this complexe and lyrical solo piece. Presented on both sides, the work is inclusive and promises to take the spectator on an intimate journey, a colorful voyage rocked by the music of Brahms, and other intriguing sounds from faraway countries.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 19:30 - Dancer : Lucie Vigneault – Maison de la culture Ahuntsic
Friday, November 11, 2016 at 20:00 - Dancer : Lucie Vigneault - Maison de la culture Villeray St-Michel Parc Ext.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 20:00 - Dancer : Isabelle Poirier - Centre Culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Salle Iro Valaskakis-Tembeck
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 20:00 - Dancer : Isabelle Poirier - Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal
Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 20:00 – Dancer : Isabelle Poirier - Centre culturel et communautaire Henri-Lemieux
Friday, November 25, 2016 at 19:30 - Dancer : Lucie Vigneault – Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 20:00 Performance cancelled – back in Fall 2017 - Dancer : Lucie Vigneault - Salle Émile-Legault du Cégep de Saint-Laurent
Agora de la danse, on February 25, 26, and 27 at 8pm, and on February 28 at 4pm.
Louise Bédard’s solo creation is pure enchantment.
Louise Bédard is a moving sculpture into space.
Louise Bédard’s Cartes postales de Chimere articulates evocative phrases that she embodies with power and beauty …it enobles dance with a new vocabulary.
Cartes postales de Chimere is a rare and priviliged moment; Bédard’s choreographic language is immensely rich and always profoundly personal.
With Cartes postales de Chimère, the choreographer reveals once again the originality of her signature and the immensity of her talent… Complex and unique, Bédard’s body movement… fascinates as it gives the impression that each gesture is unique in itself.
Isabelle Poirier / Lucie Vigneault
Costume Design and Photography
Brahms, Kronos Quartet
Musical Research / Sountrack
Michel F. Cote
Running time: 70 minutes
Photo Credits : Angelo Barsetti