A coproduction between companies maribé – sors de ce corps and Montréal Danse
BESIDE is the third work in a trilogy led by Montreal choreographer Marie Béland. The piece relies on our repeated attempts to communicate with others through the barrage of information and noise from the media.
Equipped with headphones, the three performers are the only ones hearing the retransmission of the radio stations in the city where the piece is presented. In order to communicate with the public and each other, Rachel Harris, Sylvain Lafortune and Bernard Martin can only repeat the information in their headphones or reproduce a gestual score based from typical TV public affairs shows. Dispossessed of their bodies and their words, they try to live side by side (“beside”) and build the credibility necessary to transmit a little truth where everything is false. If each performance is unique as it relies on live radio, the result is always the same: the media little by little pushes the performers into a void. It remains to be seen whether the public will be able to extricate themselves from it.
November 24, 2023 at 8p.m.
Culture 3R - Hall de la salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau
Crédit : Sylvain Lafortune, Rachel Harris et Bernard Martin © Montréal Danse