Osez! Solo, Québec City and Montreal
Dates: August 18 to 22, and August 25 to 29, 2020 (Tuesday to Saturday)
Times: 6 PM, 6:30 PM, 7 PM, and 7:30 PM
Québec City tickets: larotonde.tuxedobillet.com
Montreal tickets: agoradanse.com
Danse K par K is proud to partner with La Rotonde and L’Agora de la danse to present the 13th edition of Osez! in an entirely new intimate formula. OSEZ! Solo, from August 18 to 29, where the public will be able to immerse themselves in the choreographic universe of 12 artists from the Québec City area and 5 artists from the Montreal area in a collection of solos presented outdoors in 9 Québec City neighbourhoods and 5 Montreal neighbourhoods. An unconventional and intimate dance experience, seen by only one or two spectators at a time.
Only a few metres away from the interpreters, dance enthusiasts equipped with a pair of headphones will be completely immersed in the performance, and enter into an intimate and privileged experience.
Upon purchase of a ticket, the public will be able to select the neighbourhood where they want to live the experience, without knowing the soloist that will perform in that neighbourhood! The location of each solo will be kept secret until 24 hours before the performance.
Visit your city in a different way by booking all the solos available in the different neighbourhoods. You will be able to view a different solo every evening over 2 weeks. For those of you who are more adventurous, you can register for a maximum of 2 solos per evening by assessing the distances between the neighbourhoods. Choose the first solo at 6 PM in one neighbourhood and a second solo at 7:30 PM in another to ensure enough travel time between the two.
Please note: Plan to arrive 5 minutes before the start. For Québec City spectators, please bring your own headphones.
“The concept has always put the creative process ahead of the show. In Osez! Solo, all the choreographers-performers and sound designers had 10 hours to create a 10-minute solo. This is the challenge of spontaneous creation with Osez!,” explains Karine Ledoyen, Artistic Director of Danse K par K.
Artistic Direction: Karine Ledoyen
Choreography and Interpretation: Aïcha Bastien-N’Diaye, Louise Bédard, Julia-Maude Cloutier, Elizabeth Crispo, Stacey Désilier, Jean-François Duke, Sara Harton, Mecdy Jean-Pierre aka Venom, Karine Ledoyen, Mikaël Xystra Montminy, Nelly Paquentin, Odile-Amélie Peters, Fabien Piché, Léa Ratycz-Légaré, Jessica Serli, VIVUS James Viveiros, Ariane Voineau
Sound Design: Pascal Asselin aka Millimetrik, Josué Beaucage, Anne-Marie Bernard, Antoine Berthiaume, Emilie Clepper, Roger Cournoyer, Mathieu Doyon, Michel F. Côté, Etienne Lambert, Nelly-Ève Rajotte, Patrick Saint-Denis
Artist Support: Eve Rousseau-Cyr, Sophie Michaud, Lydia Wagerer
A co-presentation of Danse K par K, La Rotonde and L’Agora de la danse
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Entente de développement culturel de la Ville de Québec and Heritage Canada.
Danse K par K would like to thank presenters La Rotonde and L’Agora de la danse for their support, as well as its partners, the Conservatoire de musique de Québec, Pôle culturel du Monastère des Ursulines, Grand Théâtre de Québec and Maison pour la danse de Québec.
Karine Ledoyen would like to extend a special thank you to the close to 30 cultural workers behind Danse K par K: Gestion FCDB and Bureau de Prod. And to all the organizations mentioned above for their invaluable collaboration in organizing this large-scale project in such a short time, and of course the 31 artists who participated.