Le temps des Lilas
Using video-game controllers, director Audrey Villiard “plays” the film live in the theatre by orchestrating the choice and order of scenes and controlling the pacing and transitions. Her interpretation is accompanied by a live soundtrack performed by Mathieu Charbonneau and Simon Trottier (Ferriswheel, Timber Timbre, Avec pas d’casque et Last Ex).
Directing Audrey Villiard
Interpretation (on video) Sylvie Moreau, Marie-Line Archambault, Léo Allaire-Ouellet
Photo Direction Jean-Philippe Bernier
Artistic Direction Mathilde Corbeil
Digital Luthier Alexandre Burton
Music Performance (on stage) Mathieu Charbonneau, Simon Trottier
Photo Image from movie
Jacques Poulin-Denis / Grand Poney
Running Piece is a time-out in the middle of a creation process. Grand Poney built itself a marvellous device that allows us to travel without moving and move without travelling. Here, we exhibit its potential.
Artistic Direction, Choreography & Sound composition Jacques Poulin-Denis
Interpretation Sophie Breton, Claudine Hébert, Alexis Lefebvre and Émilie Wilson
Electronic Design Samuel St-Aubin
Writing Gabriel Plante
Outside eye Jean-François Légaré
Fabrication Omnifab, l’Autre Atelier
Photo Xavier Curnillon
Thanks David Bombardier, Joel Desmarais, Julie Espinasse, Cristobal Lanzagorta, Tangente, l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal.
Grand Poney is an indiscernible, visionary and noble beast. Established in Montreal by founder Jacques Poulin-Denis, the interdisciplinary company devises a hybrid and collaborative process based on choreographic abstraction, musical composition and theatrical dramaturgy. It draws its narrative from the infinite traits of the human existence: our physical and psychic states, our impulses and principles and our relationship to others and to ourselves. We use a measure of unfeasibility to bridge the imaginary to the obvious.