Enjoy these filmed excerpts of two new choreographic projects by Montréal-based contemporary dance company Cas Public. Set outdoors on city streets and an urban parking lot, the videos feature evocative solos, duets, and small group work. We met on mountains features an intricate and moving fusion of choreography and cinematography. Love me tender, a piece created in collaboration with Institut Raymond-Dewar, an institute for the deaf, seamlessly weaves together sign language (Langue des Signes Quebecois) and contemporary choreography to explore the link between the language of sign and the language of dance. Choreographer Hélène Blackburn delves into the storytelling possibilities in these symbolic vocabularies. Featuring company dancers Kennedy Henry, Daphnée Laurendeau, Jaym O’Esso, Maude Sabourin, Melih Mertel, Raphael Bouchard, and Cai Glover. With introductions to the work by Assistant to the Director and 8-year company member Cai Glover.
About Cas Public
Founded in 1989 by Hélène Blackburn, Cas Public is an internationally renowned Canadian dance company anchored in Quebec’s cultural landscape. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the company has continued to reach audiences near and far. Its work for young audiences has been presented in reputable festivals and theaters throughout the world, from Chicoutimi to Madrid to Paris and Bordeaux. Its debut work for young people, Nous n’irons plus au bois (2001), has been presented over 300 times.
For family audiences, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is teaming up with a remarkable group of artists who will bring world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives straight from their homes to yours. We’re excited to share these short performances recorded by the artists themselves with your family at home.