A highly original encounter between the œuvre of Léo Ferré and contemporary dance.
Created in 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of Léo Ferré’s birth, Corps Amour Anarchie / Léo Ferré (Body Love Anarchy / Léo Ferré) celebrates the work of this great French poet and composer. Conceived and directed by Pierre-Paul Savoie, under the musical direction of Philippe B and Philippe Brault, this interdisciplinary show revisits Ferré’s work in a marvelous amalgam of poetry, music and contemporary dance. Featuring an impressive 15 artists on stage including four singers, five musicians and six dancers, the performance soars to the voices of Bia, Alexandre Désilets, Michel Faubert and Catherine Major and the choreographies of Anne Plamondon, David Rancourt, Emmanuel Jouthe, Hélène Blackburn and Pierre-Paul Savoie. The songs of Léo Ferré resonate now more than ever through their relevance and sheer magnificence.
Oscillating between love and anarchy, memory and sea, solitude and hope, Léo Ferré’s œuvre will spread its wings and appeal to our imagination, to show us the poetry of the world in all of its splendour.
The show Corps Amour Anarchie / Léo Ferré can be seen at the Cinquième Salle of Place des Arts on November 8 and 9, 2017 as part of the Coup de cœur francophone, followed by a tour of 14 Québec municipalities in March and April.
This creation benefited from a residency at Place des Arts.
- Created and directed by Pierre- Paul Savoie
- Choreographers: Pierre- Paul Savoie, Anne Plamondon, David Rancourt, Emmanuel Jouthe, Hélène Blackburn
- Arrangement and Musical Directors : Philippe B. and Philippe Brault
- Singers : Bïa, Alexandre Désilets, Michel Faubert and Philippe B.
- Dancers : Alexandre Carlos, Anne Plamondon, David Rancourt, Jossua Collin-Dufour, Roxane Duchesne-Roy et Sara Harton / Substitute : Marilyne Cyr, François Richard, Paco Ziel
- Musicians : Alexis Dumais, David Carbonneau, Ligia Paquin, Philippe Brault et Sheila Hannigan
- Light design: Stéphane Ménigot
- Video projections created by: Alejandro Jiménez
This show was presented in collaboration with ICI Musique – CBC Radio Canada.
PPS Danse benefited from a creative residency generously offered by Place des Arts.