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NOVEMBER 23. 24. 25 at 7:30 PM

Corps Étranger II

at Tangente Danse, Montreal, Canada
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In the Aftermath- Embodying Life-Changing Events

A shared show with Christine Germain/ STEM and Geneviéve C. Ferron

Christine Germain/STEM presents Corps Étranger

Is it a mirage, or a mirror of our perceptions? There are abstract shapes transforming before us, which may seem extra-human but are still living things. Ever so slowly, they move to the sounds of their breath, our breath and the electric noise of the nervous system. The body’s strange and evocative plasticity invites us to reconceive our own physicality as if a metaphor for evolution. The meticulous movement aesthetic draws from the study and practice of Contact Improvisation, phenomenology, and somatics such as the Feldenkrais Method. The latter inspires an exploration of Darwin’s stages of evolution, and how we are all creatures of habit adapting to new environments, leaving behind past identities to embrace new ones. How can we get on with our lives once we have faced the stranger in ourselves?


Corps Etranger II Christine Germain

Photo by Lynne Fried/ Bay Area Dance Photography



Montréal Fringe Festivak


“(Le Projet Migration)… is engaging, heartfelt, and inspired by real events. This honesty and authenticity add a dimension to the work that cannot be faked.”

Bloody Underrated

On peut aussi, a souligné le magistrat, se marier avec soi-même: un peu compliqué quand on veut la séparation de biens.

La Presse

Corps étranger II est aussi un riche univers sculptural vivant, organique. J’y ai vu, dans une magie qui se fait et fuit, un masque africain, des protubérances grotesques, une citrouille, une forme extraterrestre, un énorme sexe féminin, des chairs carnivores

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Catherine Lalonde Le Devoir

Christine Germain, accompagnée par Sonshèree Giles et Joyce Lu, nous laisse toute la marge de manoeuvre sur le sens de l'oeuvre avec le temps pour le faire, grâce aux habiles et fins éclairages de Heather Basarab. De ce "Corps étranger (II)", je retiens que sur un fond d'ombre, d'habiles éclairages peuvent permettre de nous "raconter notre propre histoire".

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