A human tide marked by contradictory currents busies itself, committed but alert, concentrated on not making mistakes, resistant and ambitious, obsessive. An exchange with the other in the middle of such a whirlwind can be only furtive and loaded with aggressiveness. Loving is no longer an option. It is necessary to negate and to oppose.

The dancers are most often two by two, absorbed by the immediacy of this link and always testing their limits. They show us a powerful society that was once glorious but that has now reached the twilight of its existence. In spite of this “chronicle of a death foretold”, there still remains the beauty of dusk with some Beethoven piano sonatas in the background, fragments of a humanity in distress.

The purity of these unadorned actions takes my breath away [...] Léveillé’s work allies people with elemental forces – rocks enduring the tide, tectonic plates shifting.
- The Village Voice, New York

Created in 2007


Choreography Daniel Léveillé
Dancers at the creation Frédéric Boivin, Mathieu Campeau, Katie Ewald, Justin Gionet, Stéphan Gladyszewski, Ivana Milicevic, Emmanuel Proulx
Light Jean Jauvin
Rehearsal Director Sophie Corriveau
Sound Processing Laurent Maslé


Production Daniel Léveillé Danse
Coproduction ImpulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival; Szene Salzburg International Performing Arts; Agora de la Danse; Festival TransAmériques; Danspace Project; Département de danse de l’UQAM; Centre de création O Vertigo; Maison de la culture Frontenac
Sponsor Action culturelle du cirque du soleil
Support at creation: Faculty of Arts and Dance department of UQÀM


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