Espace Orange

DECEMBER 2-4, 2021 - 7PM

DECEMBER 5, 2021 - 4PM


Discussion with the artists on December 3

50 minutes

Julia B. Laperrière & Sébastien Provencher

What Will Come

In a sanitized universe, two bodies are born from cubes: flesh rubs against edges, heat against cold, acceleration against immobility. Cautiously and awkwardly, they discover an environment that escapes them, but whose laws they try to understand just as it is crumbling under their feet. Gradually, accidents multiply and unpredictability takes over. Boxes pile up in this allegory about the obsession with categorization in an attempt to grasp a world that is leaning towards chaos. In this absurd dialogue between live music, lighting, scenography, and movement, What Will Come is as much a question as it is a hypothesis.

Choreographers and performers Julia B. Laperrière, Sébastien Provencher

Composer and musician Braulio Bandeira

Scenographers Hannah Dougherty

Lighting designer Nicola Dubois

Dramaturgical assistant Lynda Rahal

Artistic advisors Christine Charles and Helen Simard

Costume designer Tricia Crivellaro

What Will Come is the fruit of a long-lasting collaboration that started ten years ago when we met at UQAM. Since this encounter, our work has grown in pleasure and complicity. Objects, absurdity, and humour are part of the foundations of our collective work.

In the summer of 2016, we had a two-week residency at Impulstanz in Vienna. This is where the premise of this work was born. Since then, we have continued building on the idea of categorization in residencies in Canada and Germany, also confronting and enriching the work through the vision of many new collaborators. We opened our vision of dance to be contaminated by other mediums, and What Will Come is a piece at the intersection of many artforms, but that keeps the body in the foreground.

Julia B. Laperrière is a choreographer and performer based in Berlin and Montréal. Since graduating from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), she has presented her work in Canada and internationally (France, Italy, Mexico, and Germany). Julia enthusiastically blurs boundaries between dance, theatre, performance, and the visual arts. She is interested in a dance that is generous, working between the lines of gender, stereotypes, femininity, sexuality, and love. This year, she will graduate from the MA exerce, a master’s degree in choreography associated with the National Choreographic Centre of Montpellier.

A graduate from the Département de danse de l’UQAM, Sébastien Provencher evolves in the contemporary dance field as a choreographer and a performer. Since completing his studies, he has created L’Apologie du Prince Charmant (2015), Children of Chemistry (2017), and Two Skeletons (2019), and he is now working on two new creations, Bones & Wires (2020) and What Will Come (2020). His work has been presented in Québec (Agora de la danse, Tangente, ZH Festival), in Ontario (Dance Matters, Citadel + Compagnie), and in France. As a performer, he splits his time between Montréal and Toronto. He has worked for Louise Bédard, George Stamos, Manon Oligny, Helen Simard, Emmanuel Jouthe, Sasha Kleinplatz, Martin Messier, Maïgwenn Desbois, DA Hoskins/Dietrich Group, Riley Sims/Social Growl Dance, and Marie Lambin.