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La gigue en souvenir makes the past come alive through a journey inspired by the energy, the complexity and the vigour of the traditional dance from Québec. Six dancers perform on the music of Les Charbonniers de l’enfer, reinventing the folk tradition of the “gigue” in a contemporary fashion. This dance becomes a bridge between past and present and an ode to this most expressive of heritage.

CREDITS

Choreography: Sylvie Bouchard

Traditional Gigue Choreography: Mélissandre Tremblay-Bourassa

Music: Les charbonniers de l’enfer

Costumes: Nina Okens

REVIEWS

“infectiously spirited”– Michael Crabb, The National Post

la gigue en souvenir

PREMIERE

July 2008

Dusk Dances and Kiwanis Theatre

Chatham, Ontario

PERFORMANCES

May 2018

Guelph Dance

Guelph, Ontario

 

May 2018

Junior Festival

Harbourfront Centre

Toronto, Ontario

 

2017

Canada Scene, Ottawa, Ontario

Fort York, Toronto, Ontario

City of Toronto, Canada 150, Ontario

City of Montréal Nord, Québec

Centre de la nature, Laval, Québec

Centre français de Hamilton, Ontario

 

Dusk Dances 2017

Repentigny, Hamilton, Barrie, Toronto

 

Dusk Dances 2010

Vancouver, Hamilton, Flesherton

 

Dusk Dances 2008

Vancouver, Haliburton, Kingston, Deep River, Manitoulin Island, Toronto

RUNNING TIME

12 minutes

La gigue en souvenir by Sylvie Bouchard, photo by John Lauener

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photo credits L to R: Ömer K. Yükseker, John Lauener, Ömer K. Yükseker