Une idée sinon vraie…

  • Marc Boivin, Marc Boivin, Bozzini Quartet, Clemens Merkel, Stéphanie Bozzini, Mira Benjamin, Isabelle Bozzini [Photograph: Michael Slobodian, Montréal (Québec), October 2012]
  • Marc Boivin [Photograph: Michael Slobodian, Montréal (Québec), October 2012]
  • Marc Boivin [Photograph: Michael Slobodian, Montréal (Québec), October 2012]
  • Marc Boivin [Photograph: Michael Slobodian, Montréal (Québec), October 2012]
  • Marc Boivin [Photograph: Michael Slobodian, Montréal (Québec), October 2012]
  • Bozzini Quartet, Marc Boivin [Montréal (Québec), October 2012]
  • Stéphanie Bozzini, Marc Boivin [Montréal (Québec), October 2012]
  • Bozzini Quartet, Marc Boivin [Montréal (Québec), October 2012]
  • Bozzini Quartet [Montréal (Québec), October 2012]
  • Bozzini Quartet, Ana Sokolović

In a dialogue between the body and music, between past and present, dancer- choreographer Marc Boivin’s unique collaboration with Serbian-born composer Ana Sokolović and the Quatuor Bozzini was premiered at Agora de la danse in the fall of 2012. In many ways, it is a return to sources: the sources of identity, collaboration, movement, music and the dramatization of an idea developed by a dancer and four musicians, like a troupe performing in a public square.

“This piece attempts to present an idea, if not true then at least plausible, of what I am, of what the other is, of what I will be or would like to be, of what the other is, and how he is considered this way,” Marc Boivin explains. “For each human being, there is a scenario, credits, roles and chapters. There are also characters on a stage, each reflecting an aesthetic synthesis. Each has his credits, script and an idea of what he is… if not true, then at least possible. All are made up of poetic fragments, characters from a game of trial and error. All are potential authors, all still alive.”

Set to Ana Sokolović’s Commedia dell’arte I et II, a musical composition inspired by the archetypal figures from this theatrical form, Une idée sinon vraie… probes the relationship between dance and music, abstraction as a dynamic space interacting withhuman essence, and the role-playing that goes on both inside and outside the black box. It offers a vision, if not true then at least plausible of what we are, and of the freedom in our individual scenarios, or lack thereof.

  • Project initiated by: Ana Sokolović
  • Original music: Commedia dell’arte I and II by Ana SokolovićCommedia dell’arte I co-commissioned by the Banff International String Quartet Competition and CBC; Commedia dell’arte II commissioned by the Bozzini Quartet, with the support of the Canada Council of the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
  • Choreographer and Dancer: Marc Boivin
  • Music performed by: Bozzini Quartet (Mira Benjamin, Isabelle Bozzini, Stéphanie Bozzini, Clemens Merkel)
  • Artistic Consultant and Rehearsal Director: Sophie Corriveau
  • Lighting: Lucie Bazzo
  • Costumes: Angelo Barsetti
  • Set design: Marc Boivin in collaboration with Lucie Bazzo, Josiane Saucier and Saturnin Goyer
  • Set construction: Saturnin Goyer and Josiane Saucier
  • Technical Director and Stage Manager: Saturnin Goyer
  • Administration — production: Aude Watier / Nicolas Godmaire
  • Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
  • Audience: For general showing
  • Producers: Marc Boivin and the Bozzini Quartet

For this project, Marc Boivin, the Quatuor Bozzini and Ana Sokolović received the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Libre comme l’art program of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, CBC, Groupe Le Vivier, the SOCAN Foundation, Matralab and La Liste. The project also benefited from residencies at the Banff Centre (Performing Arts Production Residency), Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, and Agora de la danse.

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Past concerts

25 Janu 2019
8:00 pm
Série QB
Sokolović
Montréal (Québec)
24 Janu 2019
8:00 pm
Série QB
Sokolović
Montréal (Québec)
26 Octo 2012
8:00 pm
Série QB
Sokolović
Montréal (Québec)
25 Octo 2012
8:00 pm
Série QB
Sokolović
Montréal (Québec)
24 Octo 2012
8:00 pm
Série QB
Sokolović
Montréal (Québec)