at yes of day is a study in concentration, disturbance, resistance, and acceptance. Through a discourse on presence and using tasks of a day as metaphor, the work is constantly in process. The undefined beginning of the work, decided in part by the audience, leads to a real time sorting of details by the performers. The physicality creates relationships, but the question of time and place is always in flux. The action of remembering becomes a process which imprints memory traces with new elements of sensation, perception, thought, or experience in associative connections.
at yes of day is part of a commissioning project that is comprised of solos and duets of 30 minutes each – intimate encounters created by exceptional choreographers with whom Sylvie Bouchard wanted to journey creatively, enabling all collaborators to discover together.
Choreography: Yvonne Coutts (in close collaboration with the performers)
Performers: Marc Boivin and Sylvie Bouchard
Music Composition: Jesse Stewart
Text: Michael Singer, collaborators
Costumes: Collaborators with Cheryl Lalonde
Sound Unit Construction: Peter Earle
Lighting Design: Jareth Li
September 27, 2018
Winchester Street Theatre
Ottawa Dance Directive
woman in blue softly breathing
photos by John Lauener