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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Body remix/Goldberg Variations
Friday 7 and Saturday 8 May
Sadler's Wells

Montreal-based Compagnie Marie Chouinard is a firm fixture on the international dance scene, renowned for artistic director Marie Chouinard's distinctive choreographic style, which explores the poetics of the body in immediate, intelligible and ever-surprising ways.


"Some people are born with an innate ability to think outside the box and let their imagination run riot. Marie Chouinard is one of those people" - The Scotsman

In this hypnotic work the company's 14 dancers explore themes of beauty and freedom, often appearing en pointe: on one, two, and even four at a time. Chouinard uses different devices - crutches, rope, horizontal bars, and harnesses - that by turns liberate, restrain and define the dancers' movements. This use of accessories gives rise to playful explorations of body shape and gestures, painting a startling metaphor for the human condition.

Set to a soundtrack by electroacoustic musician Louis Dufort, which mixes Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations with vocal extracts of Canadian pianist Glenn Gould (famed for his interpretations of Bach's music), Body remix/Goldberg Variations is a highly emotive, visually stunning work of stark contrasts - subtle and extravagant, sumptuous and wild.