SAT, 7. May 2022
Duration: 60 Minutes, audience discussion afterwards
Observing experiences that arise and fade away like waves in the sea.
Coral Short, Curator
In DOG RISING, Clara Furey explores the invisible. She expresses what is between the lines with and through bodies. That which borders on the known, which thus becomes the only supposedly known. If something is continuously shaken, it could change. Or does something rhythmic, something lasting emerge in the pulsation? Furey awakens a very own, inner force that does not turn against anything, but simply proves its own existence, places it in the space and draws paths in it. Permanence and change, both are possible, and yet the dance seems so easy, as if everyone could simply join in. What exactly can be read in the lines of the three performers, who differ, approach each other, become similar and drift apart, is left to the viewer.
The emptiness fascinates her, writes CLARA FUREY about DOG RISING, which celebrated its premiere in May 2021 in her native Montréal, Canada. Trained as a musician and dancer, she first worked for choreographers such as George Stamos and Peter Jasko. Her first group choreography of her own was COSMIC LOVE in 2017.
She developed DOG RISING together with Be Heintzman Hope and Winnie Ho, who join her on stage. Music by composer Tomas Furey, Clara’s brother and working partner.
Concept/artistic director: Clara Furey
Choreography: Clara Furey together with Be Heintzman Hope, Winnie Ho
Dance: Brian Mendez, Be Heintzman Hope, Baco Lepage-Acosta
Research performer/assistance: Brian Mendez
Music composition: Tomas Furey
Technical direction, lighting design: Karine Gauthier
Words: Coral Short
Outside Eye: Peter Jasko, Dana Michel, Christopher Willes, Caroline Monnet
Production: Clara Furey
Executive producer: Parbleux
Co-production: Atelier De Paris – Cdcn (France), Cd Spectacles (Gaspé, Canada), Centre Chorégraphique National D’orléans – Direction Maud Le Pladec (France), Festival Transamériques (Montréal, Canada), La Briqueterie – Centre De Développement Chorégraphique National Du Val-De-Marne (Vitry-Sur-Seine, France), La Rotonde (Québec, Canada), New Baltic Dance Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Partners/supporters of the production: Parbleux (Montréal, Canada), L’écart – Art Actuel (Rouyn-Noranda, Canada), Danse À La Carte (Montréal, Canada)
With the kind support of Conseil Des Arts Du Canada, Conseil Des Arts Et Des Lettres Du Québec & Conseil Des Arts De Montréal.
FOKUS CANADA is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada (Embassy of Canada) and the Quebec Government Office.