Don’t miss the chance to discover, in the same evening, the creations of two rising figures in dance whose artistic approaches are already internationally acclaimed.
Quebec chorographer Hélène Simoneau has made a mark in the United States with her highly personal, athletic and fluid style, exploring themes of intimacy, agency, identity, sexuality and power. Delicate Power, a work for seven performers, examines the different ways we yield, share or maintain power through the body and voice.
A Montrealer by adoption, Andrew Skeels created his first piece for the Nederlands Dans Theater this year, in addition to collaborating with Les Grands Ballets and Cirque du Soleil. His subtle and sophisticated choreographic language is nourished by an insatiable curiosity, a great humanism and a love of dance in all its forms. Premiering at FASS, Past Rooms is a sumptuous creation for seven dancers, a deeply moving dreamlike reflection on absence.
“If Skeels is a sensation today, it is as much thanks to his virtuosity as to his multi-faceted career”.
Le Monde, Paris
“Helen Simoneau is another creative woman from the north to keep an eye on”
The Washington Post