THIS IS AN EXCERPT OF THE LIVE DANCESCREEN PERFORMANCE.
Hole —beautiful days (Emilie Morin. Canada.) 13 min.
This piece was a live long distance screendance performance for Movimiento en Movimiento via SKYPE on November 24th, 2016. Emilie Morin was performing from Montreal to show and screen Hole —beautiful days in Mexico City, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros.
This work, created for Emilie Morin by choreographer Manuel Roque, questions the singularity of being, expressive virtuosity, and the delicate complexities of existence. It underlines a minimalism free from social conventions in an ode to difference and the infinite variety of life’s possibilities.
Performer: Emilie Morin
Choreographer: Manuel Roque
Festival International de Vidéodanse de Bourgogne
Canadian Emilie Morin completed a B.A in contemporary dance at UQÀM (Montreal). She has been dancing professionally for many choreographers such as Anne Thériault, Catherine Gaudet, Dave Saint-Pierre, Catherine Lafleur, Katie Ward, Manuel Roque, Sarah-Ève Grant and Lynda Gaudreau. At the center of her questionings as an artist, screendance brought her to dance on different short films directed by Priscilla Guy, and to develop a research around being a woman on screen in an experimental approach. Underneath the ice; you (2011) and Corridors (2014) were screened in many International Festivals. Emilie traveled to Europe, United States and Mexico for professional development. She is the laureate of two Travel Grants (2012 and 2014) and a development Grant (2013) by Quebec Art Council.
Interview to Emilie Morin, talking about her creative experience. Filmed via long distance computer call: SKYPE.
After studying theater and circus at the ENC in Montreal, Manuel Roque made a few pirouettes with the circus Eloïze, then transitioned to dance. Cultivating diversity he plunges as much into playful universes (Hélène Langevin, dance company young public), or formal (Dominique Porte, Sylvain Emard, Paul-André Fortier) or more theatrical (Peter James). He then spent three years full-time at Marie Chouinard Company, interpreting the repertoire, participating in the creation of Orphée et Eurydice, receiving a Gemini Award for the televised recording of Body-remix / Goldberg-variation. He also dances the solo “Les Feux dans la Nuit” at La Chapelle theater in May 2011.
In addition to his career as an interpreter, he took on the role of choreographer (Brendon et Brenda, 2002; Ô mon bateau, 2004; RAW-me , 2010). Raw-me, solo where choreographer and performer receive a warm welcome and numerous prizes at the festival Vue sur la Relève 2011. The piece is also part of the programming of the OFFTA in June 2011. A natural taste for the themes of absurdity, nothingness, imbalance, gray zones, artistic blur (…), usually tones its creative impulses…