DORS – Grand Poney/ Jacques Poulin-Denis (Montreal)

Photo by Véronique Béland

DORS by Grand Poney is a four-dimensional portrait of night, sleep and the surreal logic of dreams. The piece – a nuit blanche or night of insomnia – is set in an unusual and intimate environment where dancers move among the audience, shifting chairs and adjusting seating arrangements to make space for intimate sections of the work to be performed. Focusing on the subtlety of the senses, the piece highlights the details that often border the unseen bridging two distinct states: sleep and sleeplessness, silence and sound, movement and apathy, lightness and darkness.

Presented in partnership with Ottawa Dance Directive.
Where: ODD Box Studio Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue, second floor
When:  Friday June 14, 7pm and 10:30pm
Tickets: 25 $ adults, 20$ students and seniors

Grand Poney, led by Artistic Director and performer Jacques Poulin-Denis, is an interdisciplinary company bringing artists together in a creative process that stems from experiments in dance, theatre and music. The company develops a hybridized, idea-based writing style that reinvents itself indefinitely, while questioning its relationship to others and attempting to bridge the obvious and the imaginary. Given Grand Poney’s delusions of grandeaur, the company’s projects generally contain a measure of unfeasibility.

Jacques Poulin-Denis made his CDF choreographic debut in 2011 as part of Fresh Canadian Voices and was last seen at CDF 2012 as a performer in Junkyard Paradise (Mayday Danse).

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