Julie Andrée T. (Montreal)
February 3 – 5, 2011, 8pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre
Presented with the grunt gallery
Post-Show Talkback Feb 4, led by Julie-anne Saroyan
Running Time 65m
Advance $32 /$28 /$26; at door $34 /$30 /$28
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Overall concept and performer Julie Andrée T. | In collaboration with Jean Jauvin, Laurent Maslé | Lighting Jean Jauvin | Sound Laurent Maslé | Photography Guy L’Heureux, Vicky Sabourin | Delegate producer Marie-Andrée Gougeon for Daniel Léveillé danse
“What colour is this?” she asks.
In Rouge, everything moves, except the colour, explored in all its nuances. On the stage, the accumulation of what wears the colour of blood, of shame, of emotion and of revolution. Objects multiply, cadenced by the artist’s actions and sudden questions. As the performance space gives way under the vermillion, she asks again and again, “What colour is this?” Because red remains that diabolical colour in which everything is revealed.
Rouge is a compelling one-woman show by Julie Andrée T. An iconoclast in the first degree, her work refuses all semblance of theatrical character and narrative. Rouge is a depiction in extreme monochrome—a constantly mutating piece that takes shape in a frenzy of accumulation and a search for the infinite.
“An intense and captivating work” – Indysh.com
Julie Andrée T. has entranced audiences with hybrid works where dialogue, a series of actions and a mishmash of unusual images are gradually distilled into poetry. Born in Montreal in 1973, she is a graduate of Concordia University and is currently guest faculty in performance art at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Julie Andrée T. finds expression through installation and performance, and was a featured artist at this year’s Avignon Festival. Between the poetic and the pedestrian, her work draws on abstract yet recognizable common spaces that serve as points of departure for various fields of inquiry, both cultural and existential.
Supported by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Daniel Léveillé danse company touring sponsorship project. Co-produced by Festival TransAmériques and Centre chorégraphique national de Franche-Comté à Belfort.