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Fantastic meeting with 7 Fingers in Bærum Kulturhus


Fantastic meeting with 7 Fingers

in Bærum Kulturhus, Norway.

- A hilarious dream”.

Review by Henning Høholt.

SANDVIKA/NORWAY: A perfect marriage of circus art and contemporary dance”. Le Journal de Montreal wrote after the premiere. And Radio Canada followed up with “Completely crazy and absolute magnificent”.

To start with the ending. NOCTURNES (piece #3) Choreographed by Marcus Moreau. The “show” was extraordinary, amazing, amusing, brilliant and very musically made.

NOCTURNES (piece #3) Choreographed by Marcus Moreau. Curtain call photo by Henning Høholt

NOCTURNES (piece #3) Choreographed by Marcus Moreau. Curtain call photo by Henning Høholt

It shows “all” the sides of dance/circus in the most delicious and virtuose way, and the audience in the absolutely sold out Bærum immediately gave a standing applause to the whole group.

First part, ANNE & SAMUEL (piece #1) by Marie Chouinard, was an interesting erotic pas de deux på crutches, where two dancers showed their erotic, dancing and visual contemporary balances in many ways, well followed by good music and light.

Second part, VARIATIONS 9.81  (piece #2) by Victor Quijada, is in three parts, based on balances of all kind on low and high sticks, it starts very musically to piano music and has a good developement. In its second part, i loved the feeling of underwater flowers, medusa, where the five dancers manage to make many beautiful forms of underwater flowers, well underlined by the discrete lightning in dark shades, the third part is fresh, a lot based on Hip hop, Urban Street Dance, but still full of difficult details, and in these part i felt that all the group has been warm. A big applause for that part. See photo from the curtain call from that part.

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The third of the three parts in the performance, by Marcus Moreau with a very good and well working music. – – Well. Honestly. “You need to go and see by your self – extraordinary, i was very very amazed. Bravo”.

Last performance in Bærum Kulturhus 17. April. Dont miss it.
19. April in Stavanger Kulturhus.

Tredelt program:

(1) : ANNE & SAMUEL (piece #1)
(2) : VARIATIONS 9.81 (piece #2)
(3) : NOCTURNES (piece #3)

Produksjon: Les 7 doigts de la main

Artistic Direction: Samuel Tétreault

Artistic Direction: Samuel Tétreault, left and director Morten Walderhaug from Bærum Kulturhus and many of the dancers and technical staff being gratulated after the Bærum premiere 16. April. Foto Henning Høholt

Artistic Direction: Samuel Tétreault, left and director Morten Walderhaug from Bærum Kulturhus and many of the dancers and technical staff being gratulated after the Bærum premiere 16. April. Foto Henning Høholt

Koreografi:
(1) Marie Chouinard, (2) Victor Quijada, (3) Marcos Morau, Isabelle Chassé & Samuel Tétreault

Co-produsenter: Sadler’s Wells (London), Thomas Lightburn (Vancouver), TOHU (Montréal), Albourne (Norwalk), Danse-Cité (Montréal) & Les Nuits de Fourvière (Lyon)

Utøvere: Joaquim Ciocca, Marie-Ève Dicaire, Geneviève Drolet, Kyra Jean Green, Franklin Luy, Nicolas Montes de Oca, Anne Plamondon, Samuel Tétreault

Lysdesign: Yan Lee Chan
Kostymer: (1) Liz Vandal (2&3) Camille Thibault-Bédard
Scenografi: (1) Marie Chouinard (2&3) Cloé Alain-Gendreau
Komponister: (1) Louis Dufort (2) Jasper Gahunia (3) Nans Bortuzzo
Kinbakushi: (1) Isabelle Hanikamu
Handstand Cane Design: (2) Samuel Tétreault et Jocelyn Legault
Koreografiske rådgivere: (3) Anne Plamondon et Kyra Jean Green
Teknisk sjef: Yves Touchette
Stage Manager: Camille Labelle
Rigger: Vincent Houle
Kommunikasjon: Marion Bellin
Teknisk rådgiver: Pierre Masse
Coach: Isabelle Poirier.

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