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petites danses (WORLD PREMIERE)

Marie-Josée Chartier

October 29, 2016 @ 8PM
October 30, 2016 @ 2PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St.

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$24 / $17 students, underwaged / $8 high school students

petites danses is a collection of small dances with vast imagination.
Thirteen performers. Four musical compositions. Eight dances. Each a world of its own.

Created by celebrated choreographer and connoisseur of contemporary music, Marie-Josée Chartier’s petites danses is a study in perception. Set to the music of Linda C. Smith, Rodney Sharman, James Tenney and Nick Storring, Chartier creates unique choreographic worlds that shape and re-shape our perception of sound. Four musical works are imagined through moving bodies twice – resulting in eight distinct choreographies, inviting us to witness how movement allows us to see the beauty and complexity of each musical composition.

With an exceptional ensemble of professional dancers and local performers, Chartier imagines and re-imagines each instrumental score by creating a visual and physical landscape that appears and disappears in a brief moment. Like a short story, each dance is succinct and multi-layered.


Have you ever wondered what is going on in the mind of a choreographer creating a new dance? This is your chance to find out.

You’re invited to a Sneak Peek of petites danses with Chartier Danse

Thursday, October 27, 4:00–5:15pm, at the Market Hall.
All are welcome.

Choreographer Marie-Josée Chartier and her company will show an excerpt from her brand new work and answer your questions about the creative process. This work, petites danses, will have its world premiere at the Market Hall on October 29 at 8pm.

Bring your cell phone, take pics and share the experience with others.

All photos by Ed Hanley
Peterborough dancers: Kate Story, Peter Earle, Chris Lemieux, Paul Clifford, Jim Angel
Toronto dancers: Mairéad Filgate, Shannon Litzenberger, Lucy Rupert, Kassi Scott, Kaitlin Standeven, Brodie Stevenson, Darryl Tracy, Juan Villegas

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