This dance show at the Quartier des Spectacles might have just highjacked your weekend’s plans.
The 60-person choreographed spectacled, titled Innervision, is part of the Festival TransAmériques and features a group of dancers who move in unison to the voice of conductor Martin Messier.
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Each black-dressed performer wears an earpiece that connects to Messier’s control station.
The conductor transmits different instructions to his dancers, telling them which part of their bodies to move.
Innervision definitely tests the definition of the term “choreographed” as the movements, though they all happen together, are being orchestrated live.
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The performance involves a set of tables that are wired to amplify its sound when the dancers interact with them.
“Messier explore the links between sound and matter by creating works that come to life as complex electro-mechanical and digital performative devices,” reads the Innervision website.
Messier defines his direction as a “live transmission” as he maneuvers his 60 dancers in what is described as a “huge doomsday ballet.”
The free performance has a showing tonight and four more 30-minute shows throughout the weekend, two on both Friday and Saturday.
When: May 30 – June 1
Time: 9 pm on Thursday, 9 pm and 10 pm on Friday and Saturday
Where: Places des Festivals, Quartier des Spectacles