15X AT NIGHT
|Sat Jun 27 - Sat July 11||Each night at 10pm||Granville Island||By Donation|
Granville Island – Meet in front of Ocean Art Works (1551 Johnson near to Edible Canada) 5 mins prior to 10pm.
15 X AT NIGHT is a 30-minute site-specific solo created by Paul-André Fortier for the dancer Simon Courchel, performed outside at night every day for 15 days. The sites selected for the performance are atypical, integrated into the city and its nighttime activities, to offer a different type of contact with dance, audiences and the city itself. At night, cityscapes take on a distinctive, yet mysterious charm. It is this mystery that this work is attempting to explore by bringing dance to a less familiar environment. Bodies that shiver in the cool, silent night air; darkness that alters our perceptions. This unique outdoor performance follows in the footsteps of Paul-André Fortier’s popular Dancing on the Edge show Solo 30 x 30 (2009).
Paul-André Fortier has made an immense contribution to contemporary dance in Quebec over the past 40 years as a pioneering creator, performer and teacher. He has created nearly 50 choreographies, solos, group pieces and site-specific works. Interested in the crossover between different generations and art forms, he regularly features young dancers in his work, as well as other artists. In 2010, he was appointed Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. In 2012, he received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and an appointment to the Order of Canada as Officer. At the age of 67, Paul-André Fortier is still performing his unique take on dance polished by maturity.
Concept: Paul-André Fortier and Diane Boucher | Choreography: Paul-André Fortier | Dancer: Simon Courchel | Rehearsal mistress and choreographer’s assistant: Ginelle Chagnon | Costumes designer: Denis Lavoie | Co-producer: TAP – Théâtre et auditorium de Poitiers (France)
Photo: Xavier Curnillon
Take a photo at this show and go into the draw to win tickets to Misfit Blues. Click here for details.
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Misfit Blues – a full program work choreographed and performed by Paul-André Fortier alongside Robin Poitras.
Note: You can use your Dance Passport at this venue.