A co-production of PPS Danse and Danse Danse

PPS Danse - BAGNE - © 2014 Rolline Laporte
PPS Danse - BAGNE - © 2014 Rolline Laporte
PPS Danse - BAGNE - © 2014 Rolline Laporte

More than 20 years after the original creation of Bagne, the co-creators and dancers Pierre-Paul Savoie and Jeff Hall revisit their most acclaimed success. Confined in a huge metal structure, two men embrace under the watchful eyes of captivated spectators. In this intense and moving amalgam of dance and theatre, a humanly brutal force transforms to a universal tenderness. The imprisoned beings entwine in raw and sensitive movement. It is a hymn to liberty and the power of  love.

In offering this creation to a new generation of male dancers and inviting the first-time collaborators to revisit the work, a fresh reality and timelessness is achieved, infusing the original statement. A re-creation whose universality profoundly touches the audience while being discovered by a new public and new generations.

« Un must et ce, que vous aimiez la danse, le théâtre, la vie… Une œuvre universelle, qui pourrait être présentée absolument partout et toucher à peu près tout le monde.
Chapeau. » Anne-­Marie Lecomte, La Presse (1992), Montréal

Production Credits

  • Original version (1998) : Pierre-Paul Savoie and Jeff Hall
  • Re-creation (2015) : Pierre-Paul Savoie and Jeff Hall
  • Dancers: Lael Stellick and Oliver Koomsatira
  • Music: Bernard Falaise
  • Sound Design: Larsen Lupin
  • Set Design: Bernard Lagacé
  • Light Design: Marc Parent
  • Costumes: Linda Brunelle
  • Make-Up: Florence Cornet


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