New genre – In his own way, each disrupts the established order, bodily seizing hold of our era and exploding the codes and conventions of theatre and dance. Together, the brilliant writer Étienne Lepage and the frenzied choreographer Frédérick Gravel have concocted a pop piece that is cheeky and devilishly sexy. From Nietzsche to Hendrix, it shifts in jolts from scathing diatribe to rock and roll show, from electrifying harangue to laid-back stance, striking a good smack to the face of conformism.
In movement that is in constant counterpoint to unclassifiable texts, four performers take on the contradictions of society. Playing with conventions, the offhand, impudent tone of these disruptive freethinkers is an antidote to moroseness and apathy. Theirs is a theatre of combat – provocative, reckless, constructive. An entanglement of forms, a fusion of energies, Thus Spoke… offers an experience that promises to be far from tepid. Unique.
Created in 2013
Text Étienne Lepage
Movement Frédérick Gravel
Directed by Frédérick Gravel, Étienne Lepage
Performers at the creation Daniel Parent, Marilyn Perreault, Éric Robidoux, Anne Thériault
Scenography Frédérick Gravel, Étienne Lepage
Light Frédérick Gravel
Costumes Elen Ewing
Sound Stéphane Boucher
Translation (text) Chantal Bilodeau
Executive producer Daniel Léveillé Danse
Coproduction Automne en Normandie ; Festival TransAmériques
Development Marie-Andrée Gougeon; George Skalkogiannis
Creative residency Maison de la culture Frontenac, Agora de la Danse
With the support of Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Canada Council for the Arts
Administrative and Development support Daniel Léveillé Danse as part of its sponsorship project
Frédérick Gravel is a member of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique.