We regret to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be able to present Alan Lake’s Gratter la pénombre, but will be presenting bang bang, by Montreal’s Manuel Roque from March 1-2 at The Citadel.
bang bang is a personal—and therefore universal—contemporary ritual that allows the body to express itself at its most combative and desperate, at its most free.
A present-day study about surpassing oneself, bang bang is a stage creation for a kamikaze soloist that has resistance as a theme. The work follows a score that is also an ordeal. It both literally and figuratively questions the notion of performance, from the space of representation to the metaphors of our contemporary Western pace of life.
“bang bang surprises, astonishes, and transports us for an hour. The strength of the artist, whom virtually never ceases to dance for the entire length of the show, is breathtaking. An equally abstract and powerful piece, bang bang—which refers to the sounds it evokes—startles at first. But the journey is absolutely worth it.”
Choreography and Performance: Manuel Roque
Rehearsal Direction & Artistic Advice: Sophie Corriveau & Lucie Vigneault
Dramaturgy: Peter James
Costumes and Scenography: Marilène Bastien
Lighting: Marc Parent
Music: Manuel Roque, including excerpts by Debussy, Chopin, Merzbow, 2001 Space Odyssey, Tarkowsky
Production Direction: Judith Allen