After walking through the shopping streets of several cities in Quebec, the ready-to-wear Solos, fall collection are available for rent on the Danse K par K website.
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An Outdoor Route of 8 Dance Shorts.
After the success of Osez! Solo in August, Danse K par K joined forces with La Rotonde and the Consulate General of France in Québec City to give its dance performances a second life. Ready-to-Wear Solos – Fall Collection is 8 solos revisited in short films, forming an intimate poetic route along a commercial street. When the sun goes down, passers-by will be able to discover screenings performed in the palm of their hands, all for free. A chance to take advantage of the early winter darkness to shine a spotlight on art!
In this first edition of Ready-to-Wear Solos, artist Karine Ledoyen chose to revive 8 of the 20 performances presented during the Osez! Solo event: 5 created in Québec City and 3 created in Paris. Each choreographer-performer undertook a special filming in a location that celebrated the colours of autumn, offering shots that add a whole new perspective to the work.
Each video is from 3 to 5 minutes long and is projected from a shop or restaurant window, a way of thanking the merchants. To receive the solos, you have to hold out your hands, as a gesture of support, and the artist lands directly and delicately in the palms of your hands.
“Holding the work in your hand is an integral part of the viewer’s experience. The digital becomes a way to touch, and to be touched. The spectator interacts with powerful symbolic gestures, both in receiving the work, and the play on the scale between the spectator and the artist,” specifies the project creator Karine Ledoyen.
To accompany the experience, you can listen to a podcast produced by La Rotonde as you walk down the street. Available on the Danse K par K website, the 8 episodes – one per solo – will offer the public the soundtrack of the work followed by an exclusive discussion with the artistic team.
To make the projections brighter, the public is invited to wear pale-coloured gloves or mittens or to place a white handkerchief on their hands.
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Concept and Artistic Direction: Karine Ledoyen
Choreography and Interpretation (Québec City): Julia-Maude Cloutier, Nelly Paquentin, Odile-Amélie Peters, Fabien Piché, Léa Ratycz-Légaré
Choreography and Interpretation (France): Delphine Jungman, Marion Parrinello, Mathilde Vrignaud
Director and Photo Direction: Eliot Laprise (Québec), Timothée Lejolivet (France)
Artistic Direction of Short Films: Vano Hotton
Video Integration: Keven Dubois
Camera Assistant: Raphaël Posadas
Technical Direction: Mustapha Touil and Vicky Fortin Boudreault
Podcast Production: Laurence Bégin and Antoine Caron (La Rotonde)
Sound Design: Pascal Asselin aka Millimetrik, Josué Beaucage, Antoine Berthiaume, Roger Cournoyer, Michel F. Côté, Etienne Lambert
Danse K par K would like to thank presenter La Rotonde for producing the podcast, and their support for press relations and graphic art for Québec City.
Danse K par K sends out a big thank you to its partners in Québec City, Montreal and Paris: Odace Évènements, Festival ET 20 L’ETE, Le Regard du Cygne, SDC Quartier Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Lantiss, Théâtre Rude Ingénierie, Ex Muro, Pauline Cornec, Sabine Tregouët and Christina Towle.
A special thank you to the merchants that participated on rue Saint-Jean in Québec City: Jupon Pressé, Boutique Séraphin, Tutto Gelato, Le Hobbit, Le Crac – La Carotte Joyeuse, Musée du chocolat, Cantook Micro Torréfaction and Café Bistro Au Bonnet D’Âne.
Karine Ledoyen also wants to extend a sincere thank you to the dedicated cultural workers behind Danse K par K: Gestion FCDB, Bureau de Prod., and all the organizations mentioned above that were invaluable collaborators in planning this project in such a short time, and of course to the 20 artists who participated.