Caroline Laurin-Beaucage

Matière blanche

  • Length: 55 minutes

    [white matter (matière blanche): a substance composed of nervous axons that transmits signals throughout the brain, thus distributing “action potentials”]

    Matière blanche is a laboratory, a shared cerebral space, where sensations, thoughts, instincts, fears are explored as common nervous connections passing through the bodies of the performers. In the darkness, spectators encircle the stage, suggesting an arena. In its center, overlooked by hanging hooks, two performers (Rachel Harris, Esther Rousseau-Morin) move together, oscillating between impulses, needs and vulnerability. Forming a duo of an intangible nature, they join, break away and weave themselves together again. Neither fight nor spectacle, their movements instead conjure up an ongoing mental process in which the audience is integrally involved. Navigating through the finely shifting lighting of Jean Jauvin and a soundtrack by David Drury, Matière blanche is a choreography of interdependency and frailty weaving together visceral thought.

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    • Choreography Caroline Laurin-Beaucage

    • Performers Rachel Harris + Esther Rousseau-Morin

    • Dramaturgy Kathy Casey

    • Lighting design Jean Jauvin

    • Sound David Drury

    • Costumes and Set Odile Gamache

    • Production Montréal Danse & lorganisme