Kimberley is interested in the potential of the body ; it's capacity to hold and sustain presence and generate movement and sound from a deep and visceral place. She draws on themes such as climate change and human empathy as source material for creation. Kimberley has been performing professionally for 15 years (Itzik Galili, Marie Chouinard, Frédérick Gravel, Dana Gingras, Alan Lake, etc.).
Caravane solos is a program of short dance solos presented this summer in the Charlevoix region. The project offers a one-on-one artistic experience with spectators seated only a few metres from the performers. Each solo is presented to a single spectator or to a family group.
Spread out over a 3-week period with 90 performances per week, Caravanes solos features intimate shows, each 8 to 13 minutes in length. This is an opportunity to experience a unique encounter with high calibre dance works in an exceptional but also secure environment.
Caravane solos presents excerpts from a wide range of renowned works that reflect the artistic and cultural diversity of contemporary Quebec dance. From hip-hop to contemporary by way of krump and dance-theatre, and from the sweet and gentle to raw energy and power, the program offers something for everyone.
Dance lovers and the curious will be delighted by the simplicity and acuity of this dance experience!
Blending hilarious satire and irreverent movement, the brilliant partnership of Lepage-Gravel creates an electrifying, cheeky, pop creation. This nearly absurd, cynical excerpt offers an indefinable experience.
"Implacably irreverent, perceptive and honest."
— Le Quatrième (Montreal)
Performer Jon Lachlan Stewart
Artistic direction Étienne Lepage + Frédérick Gravel
Sound Stéfan Boucher
8 min — In French
DANCE-THEATRE · HUMOUR · PHILOSOPHY
© Nadine Gomez
AINSI PARLAIT... (THUS SPOKE...)
KRUMP · ENERGETIC · MESMERIZING
© Do Phan Hoi
Embracing and fully inhabiting a realm of light and silence, of darkness and noise, the Krump pioneer 7Starr probes the artistic range of this urban dance. A moment of communion that is both explosive and vulnerable.
“The performer is endlessly engaging… truly special”
— Montreal Theatre Hub (Montreal)
Choreography Lucy M. May + 7Starr
Music Big Rulez aka God'sHand (Marion Arinloye) & Patrick Conan
ANIMA / DARKROOM
To the vibrant sound of Bach violins, a virtuoso performer explores solitude as virgin territory that reveals the depths of being. A minimalist piece of perfect mastery that radiates tenderness.
“Léveillé exploits gravity for the full force of its downward pull”
— The New York Times
Dancer Justin Gionet
Choreography Daniel Léveillé
Music Jean-Sébastien Bach
© Denis Farley
CONTEMPORARY · POETIC · GENTLE
LIVE MUSIC · MELANCHOLIC · POWERFUL
© Laurent Philippe
Pulsations, tremors, fiery movement. A body surrenders to dark jubilation. A solo of corrosive energy that gives rise to a stunning poetry, sweeping away all gloom and doom.
“Has such sensuality ever been witnessed on stage?”
— I/O Gazette (Paris)
Dancer Kimberley De Jong or Louise Michel Jackson Artistic direction Frédérick Gravel
Music from and by Frédérick Gravel
SOME HOPE FOR THE BASTARDS
UN TEMPS POUR TOUT
Come on in! Pax, a pillar of the hip-hop dance community in Montreal, welcomes you to a powerful yet fragile sharing space. Crude, hypnotic and authentic.
“A unique, touching experience”
— The Dance Current (Montreal)
Dancer Frédérique Dumas alias Pax ou Nubian Néné
Instigator Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep
Composers Thomas Sauvé-Lafrance + Vithou Thurber-Prom Tep
© David Wong
HIP HOP · CASUAL · RAW
Anima / Darkoom
A.K.A PAX Un temps pour tout
KIMBERLEY DE JONG
Some Hope for the Bastards
JON LACHLAN STEWART
LOUISE MICHEL JACKSON
Some Hope for the Bastards
Un temps pour tout
CITÉ D'ART DE CHARLEVOIX
599 Saint-Raphaël Street
This venus is wheelchair-accessible.
(MAX. 4 PEOPLE)
Pick a single solo, design a custom package or enjoy the whole program!
*Cost per show
The GST and QST are included in the price.
Every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CARAVANE SOLOS THANKS FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT
This project was made possible thanks to financial assistance from CALQ to support the presentation of shows in a time of social distancing.
Daniel Léveillé Danse receives operating grants from the following public partners: CALQ (Quebec Council for Arts & Letters), Canada Council for the Arts, Montreal Arts Council.