Les bâtons

2016

Duration: 50 minutes
Ages : 4 years and older

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A playfull piece full of surprises!

‘Les bâtons’ is a contemporary dance piece inspired by a musical instrument called “Boomwhackers”. The work is poetic, playful and dynamic and explores the power of imagination and creativity. Through dance, movement, and music, the artists combine their ingenuity to transform these colourful objects in surprising and unexpected ways, bringing the audience to think outside the box!

When Anik Bouvrette, the choreographer, discovered “Boomwhackers”, she immediately knew that she wanted to integrate them in a dance work. During the creative process, she was surprised and inspired by the many ways these colourful objects can be used in movement, as well as visually and musically.  For Anik Bouvrette, the “Boomwhackers” create a bridge with the audience and make the work accessible. “When we present ‘Les bâtons’I notice that people have an immediate connection with the “Boomwhackers”. Yes, “Boomwhackers” is a musical instrument, but the piece brings us to see and discover them in a completely different way !”

Production credits

Choreographer: Anik Bouvrette
Dancers : Alexane Couture, Amanda Bon et Mélissa Roy
Composers : Philippe Charbonneau, Marianne Dumas et François Gravel
Musician: Marianne Dumas
Lighting Designer : Paul Auclair
Visual Artist and Costum Designer : Karen Goetzinger
Photograph : Jeremy Mimnagh
Videographer : Michel Legault – Sigma Media
Video Producer : Julien Lévesque
Production : Tara Luz Danse