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“I have three problems: capitalism, the patriarchy and why art can’t manage to save us.” Canadian choreographer Frédérick Gravel peels back the layers of his psyche, unveiling his fears and unleashing the monster of greed in an exposing solo. Seamlessly shifting between dance, song and self-therapy, he is joined by a rock band in the shadows and left to confront his emotions in the spotlight. In a charged performance he transforms the anxiety that throws us off balance into an honest attempt at reconnecting with the world.
By + With Frédérick Gravel Live Music Philippe Brault, Jean-Luc Huet, José Major Script, staging Frédérick Gravel, Étienne Lepage Artistic assistance + rehearsal direction Jamie Wright Music Philippe Brault, Frédérick Gravel, José Major Musical direction Philippe Brault Lighting design Alexandre Pilon-Guay Outside eye Katya Montaignac Production management + development DLD – Daniel Léveillé Danse
A production by Frédérick Gravel in co-production with Festival TransAmériques – FTA, Regina A. Quick Centre for the Arts, Muffatwerk, Theater im Pumpenhaus, Atelier de Paris / CDCN, Montévidéo, Centre culturel de Notre-Dame-De-Grâce, Ceprodac / Centro de Producción de Danza Contemporánea. In cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the representation of the government of Québec. Thanks to Hubert Colas, Martin Faucher, Clara Furey, Eleno Guzmann, Dietmar Lupfer, Mylène Robillard, Ludger Schnieder, Frédéric Tavernini, Anne Thériault, Peter Van Heerden. Frédérick Gravel is a member of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique.