Daina Ashbee

Time, Creation & Destruction : J'ai pleuré avec les chiens

In J’ai pleuré avec les chiens (I Wept With The Dogs), five female performers slowly hypnotise an audience. At the work’s core are concepts like transformation, femininity, physicality, rhythm and trance. Ashbee seeks to celebrate lightness, physicality and pleasure, freeing herself from all forms of violence. Working with dancers, audience, soundscape and design, she creates a constantly evolving landscape – one with violent lows as well as highs of renewal and delight.

Choreographer & production : Daina Ashbee // Performers : Irene Martinez, Rosario Ordoñez Fuentes, Angelica Morga, Briseida Lopez, Grey Vecchio // Light : Karine Gauthier // Technical director : Elaine Helguera // Rehersal director : Gabriel Nieto (Nomad of The South) // Outside eyes : Benoît LaChambre

Developed with the support of : National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund //Coproductions : KVS, Festival TransAmériques – FTA, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Agora de la danse, National Arts Centre, BIT Teatergarasjen // Residencies : KVS Brussels Stadstheater, Cardiff Festival (Wales), Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Harbourfront Centre, Agora de la danse, Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV // Funding partner : Canada Council for the Arts, Conseils des Arts et de Lettre du Québec

Photo : David Wong