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Take a transformative journey of the senses with the preeminent Quebecois dance company Cas Public, returnin to Lincoln Center after their sold-out production of Gold in 2015. 9 begins with dancer Cai Glover gently taking off his hearing aid. With choreography inspired by sign language and ballet, he and four other dancers enter the world of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony and its famous Ode to Joy. Awe-inspiring and uplifting, 9 pushes back the boundaries of silence, transcends our preconceived notions of otherness, and transforms bodies into language.
Sunday, November 4, 2018 Clark Studio Theater
Coproduction Cas Public and Kopergietery
Choreographer: Hélène Blackburn
Dramaturgy: Johan De Smet
Music: Martin Tétreault
Films: Kenneth Michiels
With the participation of the children of the district Gantois Rabot: Seymanur Kizilca, Evgeni Miroslavov, Chaz Keith Salfamones, Ramzi Serrai, Burhan Zambur
Lighting: Emilie B-Beaulieu and Hélène Blackburn
Scenography: Hélène Blackburn
Costumes: Michael Slack & Hélène Blackburn
Photos: Damian Siqueiros
Dancers: Alexander Ellison, Cai Glover, Robert Guy, Daphnée Laurendeau & Danny Morissette
Relaxed PerformancesThis show features one or more relaxed performances adapted for neurodiverse audiences, including children with autism or other disabilities. There are no restrictions around noise or movement, audience members are welcome to leave and re-enter the theater, and adjustments are made to these productions to reduce sensory stimuli. Visit Kids.LincolnCenter.org/RP for more information and a full listing of this season’s relaxed performances.
9 is a creation of Cas Public and Kopergietery, coproduced with Spect'Art Rimouski and Place des Arts de Montreal. 9 received a creative residency at Place des Arts de Montreal, at Maison de la culture Mercier (Montreal), at Maison de la culture Frontenac (Montreal), Kopergietery (Gand), the Tarmac - la scène internationale francophone (Paris) and the Banff Center (Alberta). Fondation des Sourds du Québec Canada Council for the Arts Conseil des arts de Montréal Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.