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Live Art Dance Productions is fiercely proud to present the Canadian Premiere of Compagnie Marie Chouinard’s Henri Michaux: Movements. The linchpin of Live Art Dance’s 30th Anniversary Season, the production by Montreal-based international stars Compagnie Marie Chouinard will receive a single presentation on October 11, 2012 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.

About the Work
Inspired by the “mescalinized” poetry and drawings of Belgian poet and painter Henri Michaux, this is a high-octane celebration of pure movement that thunders on to the stage like a rollercoaster. Inspired by Michaux’s India-ink drawings, the piece is a visual echo of black drawings on a white page. The company dances on a white floor dressed in black, while Michaux’s drawings are projected against the backdrop of the stage, allowing the viewers to make their own personal interpretations of the artist’s score.

About the Company
Montreal-based Compagnie Marie Chouinard has achieved a superstar reputation over 34 years of work and is now a fixture on the world’s major stages and festivals. Since its inception the company has presented over 1000 performances everywhere around the world. The company regularly receives invitations from the world’s most prestigious theatres and festivals and often obtains co-productions with some of the greatest names in the arts world. Founder and choreographer Marie Chouinard was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada in 2007, and has received several awards for her contribution to the world of dance and the arts.  

About Live Art Dance Productions
Currently celebrating its 30th Anniversary Season, Live Art Dance Productions is committed to introducing audiences to the work, concerns and aesthetics of Canadian and international contemporary dance by presenting dance and performance art projects that push the boundaries of current creative practice. Live Art has initiated dance outreach, audience development and professional training within the local arts community, and is a key player in the national dance scene. Live Art Dance gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the following supporters: the Canada Council for the Arts; The Department of Canadian Heritage; Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage; Halifax Regional Municipality; the Atlantica Hotel; The Coast; etc Press; and Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management. Compagnie Marie Chouinard is sponsored by Royale LePage.

October 11, 2012, 8pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre
6101 University Ave, Halifax, NS

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