Sunday, February 22, 200910:00 pm
Monday, February 23, 200910:00 pm
Tuesday, February 24, 200910:00 pm
Wednesday, February 25, 200910:00 pm
Friday, February 27, 200910:00 pm
Hozhro by Michel Gonneville.
Four renowned creative thinkers and eight performers come together with Michel Gonneville to create a multi-disciplinary event that addresses a heated topic of debate — the ecological crisis. Inspired by the ideas of eminent Québécois ecologist Pierre Dansereau, this work is an important first of its kind! Dance, video, lighting, architectural scenography, and music propel audiences into the universe of a woman haunted by this very same crisis, and combine to recreate her search for inner harmony (“hozhro” in Navajo). This assembly of art forms also sets in motion a process that is much like a First Nation’s hearing ritual. Portrayed by soprano Éthel Guéret and surrounded by two dancers and five musicians, the central character retreats inwardly, escapes into dreams and sensual fantasy, later to emerge in a state of peace and clarity.
Un spectacle multidisciplinaire basé sur la cantate scénique éponyme de Michel Gonneville. Textes de l’écologiste Pierre Dansereau et du compositeur.
- Chorégraphie et mise en scène: Danièle Desnoyers
- Projections vidéographiques: Mario Côté
- Conception lumières: Jean Gervais
- Installation architecturale et scénographique: Pierre Thibault
Hozhro (1991-2008), 53:54soprano, soprano saxophone and string quartetPremiere
Coproduction Michel Gonneville / Bozzini Quartet / MNM in partnership with Hexagram-UQAM, Le Carré des Lombes, Fonderie Darling, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal
The original music from the show will be launched on CD (Bozzini Quartet — Michel Gonneville: Hozhro on DAME/Collection QB) during the concert series.