Compagnie Marie Chouinard

24 Preludes by Chopin & Chorale - Contemporary Dance

Monday, March 13, 2006     Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium     150

Artistic Director and Choreographer: Marie Chouinard
Voice in Chorale and lights in 24 Preludes by Chopin: Marie Chouinard
Dancers: Kirsten Andersen, Mark Eden-Towle, Andrea Keevil, Chi Long, Carla Maruca, Lucie Mongrain, Isabelle Poirier, David Rancourt and James Viveiros
Music: Frédéric Chopin (24 Preludes by Chopin) and Louis Dufort (Chorale)
Lighting: Axel Morgenthaler
Sound: Edward Freedman (Chorale)
Costumes: Vandal

For choreographer Marie Chouinard dance is a sacred art, and movement is the “phoneme” of the body’s thoughts. While 24 Preludes by Chopin calls upon the intelligence of the body to translate into dance the emotions evoked by classical music, Chorale gives an equal role to both voice and movement in the act of awakening universes both strange and familiar.

Ten dancers perform under the direction of Marie Chouinard, known for her mature choreographic imagination. Drawing on inspiration from East and West alike, Chouinard celebrates life and humanity in her more than 50 works. Her artistry has won awards in America as well as Europe, and basked in the applause of audiences all over the world.

Duration: approximately 2 hours, including one interval