German premiere

After four decades at the forefront of the avant-garde, an icon of modern dance proudly looks back. Marie Chouinard has compiled an anthology of miniatures and excerpts from her work for a new generation of dancers and spectators. In part reworked, in part in their original form, these pieces have been combined into a series that the choreographer hopes will “flow like breath”. Chouinard’s theatrical works have always been provocative, sensual, feministic and characterised by a raw energy – but how do we as an audience react to what were scandals at the time? The programme includes Chouinard classics such as bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS as well as newly discovered projects such as the quirky Love Attack and the literally titled Crying-Laughing Duet. The undisguised directness of Chouinard’s creativity unfolds in the richness of her solos and duets, which depict unfulfilled desire, the humour and madness of our neuroses, broken illusions and dehumanized bodies that are only capable of moving mechanically. A comprehensive portrait of a unique personality.

„It is quite possible that this collage, with its at times brutal openness, is among the best work yet created by Marie Chouinard.“ – Der Standard, Vienna

Choreography: Marie Chouinard | Premiere: June 23, 2018, Venice | Duration: 85 minutes no intermission

Dates & Prices


Friday, June 28, 2019 at 8.30 pm
Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 8.30 pm


Theaterhaus → T2

Cat. 1: 44.– € / dis.: 33.– € / under-18: 33.– €
Cat. 2: 32.– € / dis.: 24.– € / under-18: 24.– €
Cat. 3: 19.– € / dis.: 15.– € / under-18: 15.– €


Dauer // Duration: ca. 85 Minuten ohne Pause // approx. 85 minutes with no intermission

Choreographie // Choreography: Marie Chouinard
Tänzer*Innen // Dancers: Jossua Collin-Dufour, Valeria Galluccio, Motrya Kozbur, Luigi Luna, Scott McCabe, Sacha Ouellette-Deguire, Isabelle Poirier, Carol Prieur & Clémentine Schindler
Musik // Music: Louis Dufort: 2-6-7-11-13-14-16-17-18-22-23-24 | Frédéric Chopin (Prelude 5 in opus 28): 8 | Carles Santos: 10
Gesangspartitur // Scores For Voice: Marie Chouinard
Licht // Lights: Marie Chouinard, Axel Morgenthaler: 8 (lights)
Video- & Bühnendesign, Requisiten // Video, Set Design & Props: Marie Chouinard
Kostüme // Costumes: Marie Chouinard | Liz Vandal: 2-7-12-22
Make-Up: Marie Chouinard: 10
Lichtanpassung // Lights Adaptation: Samuel Théry
Videoberatung // Video Consultant: Jimmy Lakatos

Touring Team
Künstlerische Tournee-Leitung // Artistic Director On Tour: Annie Gagnon
Tour Manager: Martin Coutu
Technische Leitung & Stage Manager // Technical Director & Stage Manager: Catherine Renaud-Dessureault
Ton // Sound Engineer: Pierre-Alexandre Poirier-Guay
Licht // Lighting Manager: Isabelle Garceau

The Compagnie Marie Chouinard wishes to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

Photos: Sylvie-Ann Paré
Tänzerin // Dancer: Catherine Dagenais-Savard

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