Cibler (Target)

CIBLER (2008) was the first work created by Karine Ledoyen under the name of the Danse K par K company, and has toured fifteen cities in Quebec, with a premier in Great Britain.

With Karine Ledoyen we have become accustomed to scintillating and rather playful pieces and here she gives us a new colour without losing her fresh approach. Atmospheres of awkwardness and discomfort saturated in breathtaking rhythm where complex and lively gestures follow one after another until the last breath. At times references are made to the three Parques sisters, who are among the leading divinities of man’s fate. For each mortal, they grant a measure of life, of which they regulate the duration, the first by spinning wool (birth), the second by winding thread (the cycle of life) and the third by cutting it (death). The show is rich in symbolism and remains close to what it aims at (cibler in French): the human state with all its strengths and weaknesses.

A punchy piece, with aesthetics of hallucinating beauty and strong images, Cibler achieves its goal of touching on what is universal in all of us.

– Gagnon-Paradis, Voir, April 2008

We are bathed in a rich subject, one that links the fragility of existence to the great mythological system… she (Karine Ledoyen) knows how to develop partitions of movements that cover a vast register of intensity, going from sensual stillness to moments that are completely explosive…

– Patrick Caux, Le Devoir, April 16, 2008

Cibler is a profound work of great intensity.

– Daphne Bédard, Le Soleil, April 9, 2008



A Danse K par K Production

Choreography: Karine Ledoyen

Performers: Ariane Voineau, Emilie Girard, Sonia Montminy and Sophie D. Thibeault

Original Music: Mathieu Doyon

Lighting: Denis Guérette

Stage Design: Karine Ledoyen

Set Decor: Geneviève Tremblay

Set Decor Assistant: Kate Lecours

Duration: 50 Minutes

Year of Creation: 2008

CIBLER was created with the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Forum jeunesse de la Capitale and Ville de Québec with the Entente de développement culturel.

This project came to life thanks to residencies at Grand Théâtre de Québec, Maison de la culture Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension, Centre REG’Arts 94 (Belgium), Théâtre Outremont and La Rotonde – Centre chorégraphique contemporain de Québec.

Danse K par K / Karine Ledoyen would like to thank dancers Julie Belley and Véronique Jalbert who contributed to the original creation of CIBLER.