Presented at the Périscope until February 4th, “I want to part in chaos” is a disturbing and successful proposal that offers intense imagery imbued with a grace that is as raw as it is sensitive.
Based on an accidental experience lived in 2008, Eliot Laprise digs the intimate desire that makes him want to feel in his flesh once again the physical intensity of the moment and all that opens up to him as experiential possibilities in his relationship with himself and on the other hand. The human body is the first material of this work without text, at the crossroads of contemporary dance, aesthetic and scenographic research, “I want to participate in the chaos” certainly belongs in the OTNI category, identified non-theatrical objects. All the more reason to discover this totally original proposal that addresses the theme of the relationship with the body in a relevant and interesting way.
Bodies cross on stage. Convulsing bodies that collide and throw themselves to the ground, physical crashes that break loose, lurching bodies that stand up on their own or through other bodies, the choreography accentuates physical pain through the repetition of gestures. This iterative work appears as an attempt to solve the impossible equation that would break down the wall erected by the body between itself and the rest of the world. The physical labor of the performers Sonia Montminy, Nelly Paquentin, Fabien Piché, Léa Ratycz Légaré & Alexandrine Warren offers an impressive performance that we must highlight.
Visually, the lighting effects, the design and the integration of video projections (thanks to Émile Beauchemin) and the live music (remarkably Jean-Michel Letendre Veilleux) immerse the viewer in an ocean of sensations and emotions. The last painting is as successful as it is fascinating in this respect.
Billed as “a punk inquiry into our consciousness of the other, I want to part in chaos” ends up being undeniably less punk than Dislocated, which is fitting for Eliot Laprise. The work would be just as effective regardless of the accident’s original purpose, leaving the viewer’s imagination free to interpret what they see on stage. On that subject, it’s no doubt more interesting to enjoy the show a little further up in the periscope room.
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- Original idea, direction and video production: Eliot Laprise
- Choreography: Eliot Laprise, Fabien Piché & Ariane Voineau
- Lighting, design and video integration: Emile Beauchemin
- Set design and costumes: Vanessa Cadrin
- Musical Direction & Live Disc Jockey: Jean-Michel Letendre Veilleux
- Production manager: Hélène Rheault
- Performance and creative collaboration: Sonia Montminy, Nelly Paquentin, Fabien Piché, Léa Ratycz Légaré & Alexandrine Warren