Solo 70, Paul-André Fortier's final piece under the auspices of his company Fortier Danse-Création, will be performed in Montreal on June 1, 2 and 3, 2018 as part of the 12th
edition of Festival TransAmériques.
Solo 70, Paul-André Fortier's latest piece, will also be the last one produced by the choreographer with Fortier Danse-Création. The company will close its doors on December 31, 2018.
Wanting to go out with a bang, Paul-André Fortier has gathered an outsanding team to work with him: Jackie Gallant to perform "live" on the electric guitar; text by Étienne Lepage, ; actor
Étienne Pilon, and stage design by artist Marc Séguin.
The pièce will be performed at Agora de la danse on June 1, 2 and 3, 2018 as part of Festival TransAmériques, following a performance in May to Paris audiences at Théâtre National de la danse
A creation by Paul-André Fortier in collaboration with Étienne Lepage
" Here is a man who has danced, and who dances still. A man whose body has lived fully, and who carries on, pursuing a formal aesthetic. His aura is nearly mythological, and the depth of
his experience reaches into his very soul. Inviting the younger generation into his world - a writer, an actor, a punk guitarist, and others - he asks them to accompany and nourish him, yet also
challenge him, pushing him into the unknown and beyond. The world is changing, as is he: style, tastes, questions and concerns. In response, what is important is to converse, to move, to sing, to
debate, to sweat, and of course, to dance. And dance again. Always and forever. As if for the very first time. As if for the very last time. This encounter could suggest alarming conflicts, but
also surprising points of contact. A clash of conventions and languages in search of a common goal. Expect neither retrospective, nor exegesis: only an indestructible desire to ensure that
creativity and its conventions change with the times, and that they leave nothing behind but the burning embers of the present. "