The Dance Centre presents
Global Dance Connections series
Compagnie d’Autres Cordes – Franck Vigroux
October 20 – 22 2022
Scotiabank Dance Centre
The Dance Centre acknowledges that it is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. It is an honour and a privilege for us to be guests in their lands. We are grateful.
Compagnie d’Autres Cordes – Franck Vigroux
Direction, conception, live music – Franck Vigroux
Choreography – Azusa Takeuchi
Dancer – Nina Berclaz
Costumes – Margot Dusé
Video – Kurt d’Haeseleer
Generative video – Antoine Schmitt
Lights – Perrine Cado
Dramaturges – Michel Simonot & Philippe Malone
Production: Cie D’autres Cordes
Co-production: MAC de Créteil, Biennale Nemo Le 104, Théâtre de Nîmes, La Muse en Circuit, Ville de Mende.
Residency: Le Cube Hérisson, Espace des Anges de Mende, Théâtre de Nîmes, La Comédie de Reims, Manège de Reims.
With the support of French Institute Paris, CNM, SACEM, and Spedidam.
“Forêt is a crossing. The dreamlike passage from one place to another, that of a change of state. Forêt is an inner journey. Here the images open onto the unconscious, the forest moves, snorts, opens with image and sound, while the phantasmagoric figure of the female character meanders and questions. Forêt is a sensory opera built like a slide, alternately vertigo and flight, fall then redemption. A sensitive epic in the form of a quest.”
A protean artist, Franck Vigroux evolves in a universe where contemporary music, theatre, dance and video intersect. Verbose and without stylistic barriers, Vigroux travels for a while on the scenes of experimental and improvised music, then his musical evolution leads him to electronic music. After making “concept albums”, experimental films, collaborating with playwrights, sound poets or choreographers, he became more and more interested in live audiovisual forms and stage writing, which led him little by little to stage his music through multidisciplinary shows.
THE DANCE CENTRE
The Dance Centre was established in 1986 as a resource centre for dance professionals and the public in British Columbia, and offers a range of activities unparalleled in Canadian dance. The Dance Centre offers programs and resources supporting the professional development of artists, presents public performances and events, manages Scotiabank Dance Centre, one of Canada’s leading dance facilities, and works to promote BC dance.
Executive Director Mirna Zagar; Programming Coordinator Raquel Alvaro; Associate Producer Linda Blankstein; Member Services/Outreach Coordinator Nazanin Oghanian; Director of Marketing Heather Bray; Digital Marketing Coordinator Lindsay Curtis; Development Coordinator Anna Ruscitti; Venue and Operations Manager Simran Ghesani; Lead Technician Chengyan Boon; Comptroller Elyn Dobbs; Dance Central Editor Shanny Rann
Board of Directors Jason Wrobleski (Chair); Andrea Reid (Vice-Chair); Annelie Vistica (Treasurer); Tin Gamboa (Secretary); Judith Garay; Linda Gordon; Arash Khakpour; Rosario Kolstee; Anndraya Luui, Rachel Maddock; Katia Oteman
The Dance Centre is grateful for the generous support of The Choreographer’s Circle, Anndraya Luui and the BC Arts Renaissance Fund.
THE CORPORATE LEADER’S CIRCLE
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP – Ingrid M. Tsui, Partner; The Holiday Inn and Suites Vancouver Downtown – Angela van den Byllaard, Sales Manager; Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited – Beau Howes
THE CHOREOGRAPHER’S CIRCLE
Impresario: Charles and Eve Chang Foundation, Anndraya Luui; Choreographer: Anonymous, Anonymous, Beau Howes and Genieve Burley, Tony Giacinti (in memory of Lola MacLaughlin), Stephen Jarislowsky, Anne Hildebrandt; Artistic Director: Linda Blankstein, Marnie Carter, Yosef Wosk OBC, Moh Faris, David Matte; Principal Dancer: David Cousins, James Felter, Mike and Kathy Gallagher, Ken Gracie and Philip Waddell, McGrane – Pearson Endowment Fund, Jean Orr, Don and Jane Shumka, Janet and Ron Stern; Dance Artist: Anonymous ,Anonymous, Ken Alexander, Santa Aloi, Rosario Ancer, Mary and Herb Auerbach, Gary R. Bell, Andrew and Andrea Benzel, Noel Best and Barbara Shuman, Matthew Breech and Shino Watanabe, Richard Cavell and Peter Dickinson, Amanda Collinge, Norm and Dorothy Cross, Count and Countess Enrico and Aline Dobrzensky, Jason Dubois and Clayton Baraniuk, Nicola Follows, Judith Garay, Peter Harmon, Linda Johnston, Emily Klukas, Amy Millar, Kathy Scalzo, Kemo Schedlosky and Mark Gatha, Betty Scheltgen, Ingrid Tsui and Matthew Heemskerk, Annelie and Dan Vistica, Denis Walz, Michael Welters, Mirna Zagar; Max Wyman and Susan Mertens, Jason Wrobleski
THE ARTIST’S CIRCLE
Linda Aristizabal, Brent Belsher, Denis Blais and Paras Terezakis, Val Brandt, Deborah Dragon, Lorna Froidevaux, Lynn B. Johnston, Lorita Leung – The Lorita Leung Dance Association, Barry McKinnon, Dubravko Pajalic, Dr. Mary Robertson, Frank Salisbury, Selma Savage
The operations of The Dance Centre are supported by the Government of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of British Columbia, the BC Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver.
Media sponsor: Stir Vancouver
The VDC Dance Centre Society is a registered charity no. BN 11925 8754 RR0001