DANCE CRUSH
RUNNING PIECE | JACQUES POULIN-DENIS (MONTRÉAL)
NOVEMBER 1 | 8 P.M.

DANCE CRUSH
RUNNING PIECE
JACQUES POULIN-DENIS (MONTRÉAL)
NOVEMBER 1 | 8 P.M.
WESTBURY THEATRE

photo Manuel Roque

Running Piece is a work for dancer and treadmill. On this confined yet infinite space, a man travels without leaving, constantly forced to go forward. He moves through the situations and moments that define us. On the path of humanity and civilization, or on the transit to work, we are the high hope joggers, the overly capable multitaskers, the compulsive lateness sufferers. Running Piece substantiates our proneness to constantly chase our tails and our pursuit for the divine sublimity of busyness.

“Running Piece’s endless belt reminds me of the ouroboros, the cyclical symbol of a snake eating its own tail. This paradox, where life and death mutually feed on each other, reminds me of our perverse desire to somehow master time. In the closed circuit of our daily dramas, this quest for ultimate productivity has rather enslaved us to time. By trying to grasp every single moment, the abundance of this commodity ironically slips between our fingers.”

– Jacques Poulin Denis

CREDITS

Created by Jacques Poulin-Denis
Dancer James Gnam
Choreography Jacques Poulin-Denis with Manuel Roque
Original music Jacques Poulin-Denis
Dramaturgy Gabriel Charlebois Plante
Costumes Marilène Bastien
Electronics Samuel Saint Aubin
Video Joel Morin Ben Abdallah
Outside eye Sophie Corriveau
Lights Erwann Bernard
Technical direction Liam Lett

Running Piece was coproduced by the Agora de la danse and made possible thanks to the financial support of the Canada Arts Council,
the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Montreal Arts Council and Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique.

Creative residences: Centre de Création O Vertigo, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, Recto Verso, Danse Danse, Arsenal art contemporain Montréal, Musée d’art de Joliette, Théâtre Hector-Charland, Agora de la danse.