The curtain rises on PPS Danse’s 29th season in timely fashion with a series of performances of Léo Ferré / Corps Amour Anarchie at three cities in France. This series will be followed by a tour of several Québec cities in the fall and spring. At the same time, L’École buissonnière (Playing Hooky) continues its itinerary of performances for children highlighting the delightful poetry of Jacques Prévert. Our busy schedule this year will include two new creations, one aimed at youth audiences and the other for the adult public. Keep in touch!
Tours in France and Québec: Léo Ferré / Corps Amour Anarchie
In a version adapted for piano and voice, the show Léo Ferré / Corps Amour Anarchie continues to evolve, combining poetry, music and contemporary dance. While this is a more intimate adaptation, it is no less powerful. Léo Ferré / Corps Amour Anarchie will tour with a cast of six dancers, three singers and a pianist.
Co-produced with Coup de cœur francophone, and conceived and directed by Pierre-Paul Savoie, the show will be presented at three venues in France in October, featuring the voices of Bïa, Betty Bonifassi and Alexandre Désilets, along with six dancers interpreting choreographies by Hélène Blackburn, Alexandre Carlos, Emmanuel Jouthe, Anne Plamondon, David Rancourt and Pierre-Paul Savoie.
Accompanied by Alexis Dumais at the piano, the company presents Ferré with strength and originality in a presentation that takes the words and movement to new heights.
Dancers: Alexandre Carlos, Jossua Collin-Dufour, Marilyne Cyr, Roxane Duchesne-Roy, Sarah Harton and David Rancourt or François Richard.
A 100th performance of L’École buissonnière (Playing Hooky)
A new tour will take the Québec cast and crew of L’École buissonnière to Gatineau, by way of Saint-Hyacinthe, Valleyfield, Granby, Sainte-Thérèse, Sherbrooke and Brossard. Some 20 performances have been confirmed for these cities. We will be celebrating our 100th performance of the show in Quebec City, at the Théâtre Jeunesse Les Gros Becs, partner of La Rotonde.
L’École buissonnière (Playing Hooky) brings to life the world of Jacques Prévert in a celebration of children’s games, dance, song, music and poetry, creativity, perseverance and camaraderie.
TWO CREATIONS IN THE MAKING
Attractions ̶ general public creation
Pierre Labbé, of Sacré Tympan, and Pierre-Paul Savoie, of PPS Danse, have been working for several months on a creation project exploring the potentialities of a dance/music encounter that examines the intersecting zones and forces of attraction between the two artistic languages.
Co-produced by the two companies, Attractions depicts this encounter between two dancers and two musicians live on stage. Several artists’ residencies have already taken place with others scheduled for this season. The creation is planned for the fall of 2019. To be continued…
Le trésor ̶ youth audience creation
Having more recently focused on the adaptation of various works from the French repertoire to conceive his youth creations, Pierre-Paul Savoie is now delving into Québec works to expand his choreographic repertoire. This new terrain draws on children’s songs and youth illustration, rich material for a vibrant selection of short choreographic gems, textual, musical and iconographic, assembled with thoughtful sensitivity.
New to the team
Having joined the PPS Danse team this past summer, Anne-Valérie Côté now assumes the company’s general coordination, replacing Anne Massacré to whom we extend our warmest thanks. An invaluable asset, Anne-Valérie brings her extensive knowledge and experience of the performance arts.
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