In Dollhouse, Canadian contemporary dance master and choreographer Bill Coleman portrays a figure whose whole world is literally falling in around him. Inhabiting a cluttered room which collapses and breaks at his every touch, he shares the stage with sound artist Gordon Monahan, whose unique score accompanies the descent into theatrical disintegration. Coleman resembles a modern fakir, as he suffers through painful yet comical situations on his way to sonic and visual chaos. Wildly original and virtually unclassifiable, Dollhouse encompasses tap dancing, performance art and sound installation, using mechanical and electronic objects, both handmade and found, to deliver surprising and dazzling images and rhythms.
Post-show talkback March 13
Concept, dance, performance – Bill Coleman
Music, sound, visuals – Gordon Monahan
Additional design – Pierre Lavoie & David Gaucher
Photos – Daniel Paquet, Paul-Antoine Taillefer