Katia-Marie Germain © Olivier Desjardins
OFFTA - Espace Vert

MAY 29, 2022 - 8PM

MAY 30, 2022 - 1PM

The order of the pieces is subject to change.

A co-presentation with
1st work - 40 minutes

Katia-Marie Germain

Chambres [premier cycle]

Taking as a starting point the effect of colour on our perception, Chambres [premier cycle] explores our relationship to intimacy, memory and habits. Under shifting colours, the scenes presented slowly morph into abstraction – making the commonplace and the extraordinary meet in a choreographic and visual panorama. Intimacy opens up to the exterior; a room becomes an intriguing landscape. Between dance and visual arts, performance and choreographic installation, Chambres [premier cycle] is the first phase of a larger project that evolves with different performers.

Performance, choreography, video design Katia-Marie Germain

Sound design Laura Moore

Technical and stage manager Charlotte Gervais

Outside eye Ginelle Chagnon, Marie-Gabrielle Ménard

Video advice Dominique Hawry

Research collaborators Gabrielle Surprenant-Lacasse, Lucie Vigneault

 

With the support of Canada Council for the Arts, Conseils des arts et des lettres du Québec

 

Creative residencies Place des Arts, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Katia-Marie Germain is a choreographer and performer based in Montréal. In an interdisciplinary approach, she uses visual arts composition strategies to further explore the choreographic field. Through precise movement, scenography and light, she creates environments that play with the perceptions of the dancer and the spectator, leading to moments of wonder and contemplation.

2nd work - 30 minutes

Camille Paré-Poirier

Quelqu’une

At 91 years old, Pauline is starting to lose her memory. Camille, 22 years old, is finishing her acting training and moving to Montréal. In a senior housing center in Côte-des-Neiges, she visits her grandmother every week. Driven by a sudden spur of intuition, she starts recording her.

From 2016 to 2020, together they live through the mourning to come, without suspecting that a pandemic is impending. From this poetic archival, a question arises: how does one tell the story of an ordinary death?

Co-direction Camille Paré-Poirier, Nicolas Michon

Sound design Marie-Frédérique Gravel

Performance Camille Paré-Poirier

Production Camille Paré-Poirier

 

Creative residencies LA SERRE – arts vivants, Espace Le vrai monde?

Camille Paré-Poirier is an actor, writer and performer. Since graduating from Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe in 2016, she has been interested in bridging the gap between documentary and poetry practices. While waiting for these bridges to help pay for her cell phone, she hones her skills as a waitress in an Outremont restaurant. She published her first book, Dis Merci, with the Ta Mère publishing house in 2021, and produces the audio show Quelqu’une d’immortelle, which is available on all podcast platforms.