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ARŪPA 2019


Choreography and dance:  Sonia St-Michel and Julie Beaulieu

Rehearsal director : Natasha Bakht

Music:  Jonathan Voyer

Lights: Chantal Labonté

Costume: Roxane Beaulieu

Video by: Robin P. Gould

Like two contemplative warriors, they move from invocation to evocation. Body, memory, thought, images, traces exist somewhere between form and formlessness in their shapeshifting dance. Following the patterns of a yantra, a ritualized geometric space inspired by diagrams and games, they construct an architecture of sound and movement: an imaginary temple.


Co-presented in 2019 in Montreal by Tangente and Festival Accès Asie. In 2021 by the Kabir Cultural Center in Montreal, in 2022 by Arohafest at the NAC in Ottawa and Sampradaya Dance in Toronto.


Premiere:  Co-presented by Tangente and Festival Accès Asie, May 2019

Partners:  Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa Dance Directive (ODD), Académie de danse de l’Outaouais, Salle Émile Legault du Cégep de Saint-Laurent, Dance Department UQAM, Quai 5160 - Maison de la culture de Verdun and CRILQC (UQAM).

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