fotos: Alfred Mauve


 

 

STRANGER AND STRANGER 2012

Creation project BCN_MTL. Festival GREC 2012, Barcelona.
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BCN_MTL - Intergenerational and intercultural creation project
BCN_MTL is a project of collaboration and artistic exchange to encourage experiences and dialogues between artists from different cultures. Young artists and artists with a strong experience and career in dance take part of this project. A collaboration bewteen creation centres La Caldera in Barcelona and Circuit-Ést in Montreal, Canada.

As a result, two pieces by two young choreographers (Roser López Espinosa - Bcn and Marie Béland - Montreal), performed by a dancer and maker with a strong experience (Louise Bédard - Montreal and Inés Boza - Bcn).


STRANGER AND STRANGER

Louise and I started this project with the initial aim of a solo for Louise based on the idea of a portrait: identity and disguise. At the end of the first phase in Montreal, a picture caught us both sitting in the exactly same position while talking about our many and strong differences.That image surprised me so much that I decided to turn the piece into a duet game. We dance and talk about our divergencies, about all what we unexpectedly shared and about the process itself: two women who didn't know each other before, coming from two different countries and two different generations, and apparently with very different ways of understanding dance and staging a piece succeed, with feminity and humour, in meeting each other.

Concept and diretion: Roser López Espinosa
Creation and dance: Louise Bédard and Roser López Espinosa
Music: Ivo Bol, James Cotton
Lighting design: Israel Quintero
Special thanks to Alexis Eupierre

Duration: 30 minutes

Co-produced by La Caldera in Barcelona and Circuit-Ést in Montreal, Canada.
With the support of Festival GREC de Barcelona and Bureau del Quebec in Barcelona.