On Thursday, July 27th, Salon58 opens its doors at 7p.m. for the evening that will launch the 4th edition of FURIES – contemporary dance festival!
On the menu of this festive and warm event: opening remarks, performances, civic work, screendanse under the star, bonfire and DJ set with Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep!
Les Coz de maïs by Catherine Dagenais-Savard & Sandrine Masse
Sandrine and Catherine are cousins, they work and live together in their community in Wendake. For a short show, they combine their artistic strengths to share their cultural background through the songs and dances of their Wendat nation and their cousin nation Haudenausanee.
PHOSPHOS by Paul Chambers
With this outdoor light installation, Paul Chambers reinvents his PHOSPHOS project for the context of Salon58! Light, treated as a dramatic issue, plays a leading role here; the environment undergoes transformations through a subtle and sensitive manipulation. Like a spectrum, a dancer sometimes drinks from this light source. During this bewitching ceremony, the public is invited to melt into the phosphorescence of the material, to sharpen its eyes. In contemplation or in movement, he crosses the space or observes, he chooses to go out and come back as he pleases. A strange shift takes place, the hitherto unknown territory is tamed. Meditative and hypnotizing. Performers: Lael Stellick, Peter James, Rosie Contant. Outside eye: Timothy Rodrigues.
A citizen creation facilitated by Élise Legrand
Choreographer Élise Legrand presents a 10-minute citizen creation, the result of a week of choreographic creation with the members of the community of Marsoui and the surrounding area. (with the participation of Rachel Thibault, Monique Quesnel, Charlotte Perron, Emma Ponsart, Toufik Kouider)
Screendance under the stars
Discover a rich selection of Canadian short films from the new Regards Hybrides Collection launched last March!
DJ set by Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep
Take to the dance floor under the stars, to the rhythms of Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep’s DJ set
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Sandrine Masse started her career as a violist of classical background. Her love for folk, prog rock and traditional music brought her to collaborate with artists and collectives of diverse genres and from around the globe, as a violist, back-up singer and composer. Holding a diploma from L’École nationale de la chanson and having won First prize and people’s choice award in the songwriting contest Chante en français, Sandrine releases in 2022 a first ep, L’ours noir, that blends folk, traditional rhythms and alt rock. Her songs make us travel through atmospheres of timeless soundscapes, that weave into stories she tells from her perspective as a Wendat and Québecoise artist.
Catherine Dagenais-Savard was a performer in the international dance company Marie Chouinard from 2016 to 2019. Since graduating from EDCM in 2015, she has collaborated with choreographer Mélanie Demers, Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Danièle Desnoyers and Lara Kramer. She was part of the musical Mary Poppins at the Théâtre St-Denis and the television shows Lip Sync Battle and Gala Celebration. She practices fancy shawl, an indigenous pow wow dance that allows her to broaden her gaze on her wendat roots. She is part of the new cast of the play Marguerite: le feu by Émilie Monnet which will be presented in Avignon, France this summer.
Paul Chambers is a Montreal based lighting designer, visual artist, educator and co-artistic director of the CHA collective. Paul Chambers teaches at Concordia University’s dance department since 2015 and at the National Theatre School of Canada since 2018. In 2022 Paul is the winner of a Prix de la Danse de Montreal for his career as a collaborator and designer in the montreal dance community, and is recipient of a META Award for outstanding lighting design for his design work on the production A Play for the Living in a time of Extinction.
As a dancer, choreographer and artistic director based in Sherbrooke, Elise Legrand develops her own artistic projects with a deep interest for site specific work and multidisciplinary creation. Her work has been presented in public spaces, outdoor sites, festivals, museums, art galleries and theatres in Quebec, Canada and abroad since 2010. She regularly collaborates with other artists and art forms, creating a dialogue between dance and visual arts, video, music and circus arts.
Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, aka Promo, has been immersed in the hip hop scene since his childhood. He joined the group Sweet Technique, with which he participated in numerous breaking competitions and improved his skills over the years. He has more than 30 victories to date and is regularly invited to participate in competitions around the world, sometimes as a participant, sometimes as a judge. Passionate about body control, he began training at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, from which he graduated in 2015. Since his graduation, he has worked with Animals Of Distinction, Wants & Needs, Castel_Blast, Groupe RUBBERBANDance, 14 lieux, Lilith & Cie and Susanna Hood. Eager to pursue his artistic research, Sovann refines his approach to dance through his own creations and the various workshops he teaches. Today, as a member of Lorganisme, he is developing several creative projects involving artists from various artistic communities: Un temps pour tout (2019) – presented at La Chapelle, Festival TransAmériques, Festival Furies, Musée d’Art de Rouyn-Noranda – and Sam & Angèle (2022).