S’envoler

Création Caféine /
Montréal
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Wings of Desire
Onto an immaculate white stage a shy and restless brood advances, an innocent clutch of fledglings venturing forth to conquer the world. Propelled by an irrepressible frenzy, bodies fidget and stumble into each other. Danger lurks. But how to ignore the sudden impulses that drive them out of the group? Beset by fear or fired by desire, the 12 dancers move apart before flocking back to the group in a constant back-and-forth of vacillating waltz and furious takeoff. With comical clumsiness and glorious gesture, they eventually succeed in taking flight.

Estelle Clareton was inspired by migratory birds in this luminous metaphor for achieving freedom and independence. With remarkable fluidity, she conveys the movement of life in choreographic flight dominated by spirit, tenderness and joy. A spectacular swan dive into the exhilaration of dance. 

S’envoler
Estelle Clareton

From one Form to the Next
Estelle Clareton moved from France to Montreal at age 17 as an apprentice with Ballets Jazz and stayed, dancing for 13 years for Jean-Pierre Perreault and Ginette Laurin. She took up choreography in 1995 and collaborated with various artists, including Wajdi Mouawad. Now 41, she has some thirty choreographies and dance videos to her credit, she is also an artistic consultant for the École nationale de cirque, and has worked as a director (Comme en Alaska) and actor in film and television. Playing with various forms of theatricality, her pieces are sensitive portraits of human nature.

CRÉATION CAFÉINE + MONTRÉAL DANSE / Energy to Spare
In addition to choreography commissioned by other companies, Estelle Clareton creates pieces for her own company, Création Caféine, which she founded in 1999. After Juliette, C’est à 30 ans que quoi déjà?, Monsieur and Messieurs, Dame, in 2005 she gave voice to accumulated anger in a series of 24 works entitled FURIES, after the Greek goddesses of vengeance who punish the guilty. But the rage that roared in Alpha 1/24, The Monster Within and Delta 4/24 gave way to joy in Epsilon 5/24 and S’envoler, releasing the thwarted desire for flight apparent in the videos Bêta 2/24, Icare and Gamma 3/24. S’envoler est la 4e collaboration d’Estelle Clareton avec Montréal Danse, compagnie de création, laboratoire de recherche, plateforme de perfectionnement et d’accompagnement chorégraphique.

Press Quote(s)

« Le résultat est époustouflant (…) Tantôt langoureux et sensuels, tantôt maladroits et saccadés, les mouvements sont réalisés avec précision pour laisser place à l’expression de duos et trios parfaitement synchronisés. En bref, une superbe interprétation! »

Thomas Bastien, Patwhite.com, 18/09/2010

« S’envoler se veut (…) l’occasion de montrer la force et le courage nécessaires au changement de patrie (…); l’inconnu qui peuple le quotidien de tout "oiseau" migrateur (…) Le spectacle propose un agréable moment de fraîcheur et de ludisme qui rejoint à la fois l’amateur de danse contemporaine et le néophyte. »

Émilie Plante, Pieuvre.ca, 23/09/2010

« Le phrasé chorégraphique d’Estelle Clareton pour S’envoler est inspiré du mouvement des oiseaux. Un phrasé clair, facilement lisible. »

François Dufort, dfdanse.com, 17/09/2010

There were occasional lulls in a frenetic action, but the strongest impression was of 12 dancers cavorting madly, then regrouping in a huddle or a line before the next outburst. (…) Achieving such group harmony must stand as testimony to Clareton’s method of work”

Victor Swoboda, The Gazette, 09/18/2010

Credits

PRODUCED BY CRÉATION CAFÉINE + MONTRÉAL DANSE

CREATED BY ESTELLE CLARETON IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE PERFORMERS – PERFORMED BY DOMINIC CARON + ESTELLE CLARETON + NOÉMIE GODIN-VIGNEAU + MARIE-ÈVE LAFONTAINE + SYLVAIN LAFORTUNE + FRÉDÉRIC MARIER + JULIE MARCIL + BRICE NOESER + GUILLAUME BIRON + ALEXANDRE PARENTEAU + ESTHER ROUSSEAU-MORIN + JAMIE WRIGHT DRAMATURGY STÉPHANIE JASMIN ARTISTIC CONSULTANT KATHY CASEY MUSIC ÉRIC FORGET LIGHTING DESIGN MARTIN LABRECQUE COSTUME DESIGN MARIE-CHANTALE VAILLANCOURT VIDEO BEN PHILIPPI

COPRODUCTION AGORA DE LA DANSE PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH AGORA DE LA DANSE

PREMIERED AT THE AGORA DE LA DANSE, MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER 2010

WRITTEN BY FABIENNE CABADO TRANSLATED BY NEIL KROETSCH

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Length : 1 h

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June 7, 7:00 pm
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