DanceHouse Presents Compagnie Marie Chouinard

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DanceHouse presents the Vancouver premiere of Montreal–based Compagnie Marie Chouinard’s unparalleled Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights, on stage March 15 &16, 2019 at the Vancouver Playhouse.


DanceHouse Presents Compagnie Marie Chouinard

  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
  • When: March 15–16, 2019 at 8:00pm. Speaking of Dance Pre–show Talk at 7:15pm each night with Compagnie Marie Chouinard Rehearsal Director Annie Gagnon
  • Tickets: Available online now, from $35 or call (604) 801-6225
  • Note: This performance contains nudity.

In honour of the 500th anniversary of the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, the acclaimed choreographer Marie Chouinard creates a living canvas, embodying the seething, teeming fecundity of Bosch’s most infamous masterpiece. Backed by Louis Dufort’s original score and brimming with Chouinard’s visual wit, the performance unfolds in quixotic tableaus of wonderment and horror that combine erotic entanglement and stunning choreography.

Since founding her company in 1990, Compagnie Marie Chouinard has enjoyed a lauded international reputation, performing the world over and co-producing works with such renowned partners as the Venice Biennale, the ImPulsTanz International Dance Festival (Vienna), the Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), the Fondazione Musica Per Roma (Rome), Place des Arts (Montreal), Festival TransAmériques (Montreal), and the National Arts Centre (Ottawa). Praised for their technique, versatility, and performance skills, the ten permanent dancers of the company, trained in different somatic approaches, bring Chouinard’s iconic creations to life on stage.

Hieronymus Bosch was a Dutch draftsman and painter from Brabant working in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. His vibrant colours and heavy impasto brushstrokes were deployed in service of visual cautionary tales, heavily filtered through his fertile imagination. His fantastical creations stand out against his Northern Renaissance peers, whose smoothly effaced style was applied to historical tableaus, scenes from everyday life, and didactic religious topics. Modern art historians cite Bosch, with his symbolic imagery and nightmarish figures, as an important influence in the Surrealist movement of the 20th century.

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6 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. LucMonday, March 11th, 2019 — 10:53am PDT

    I want to dance!

  2. Adrian OnMonday, March 11th, 2019 — 3:44pm PDT

    I would love to watch this show!

  3. Jason BMonday, March 11th, 2019 — 6:47pm PDT

    Looks great.

  4. LiseWednesday, March 13th, 2019 — 8:25pm PDT

    Looks interesting

  5. Christine ThompsonFriday, March 15th, 2019 — 8:59am PDT

    love dancehouse productions!

  6. LAinVanFriday, March 15th, 2019 — 10:09am PDT

    infamous masterpiece … that sounds like an amazing experience!

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