2018 — 60 minutes
Andréane Leclerc & Dany Desjardins
Sang Bleu is an exploration of the body and its relationship to the material that composes it. Amass of flesh and bacteria, they penetrate, devour and decompose.
Whether it is death, disease or infection, we propose a vision of degeneration, not as a finitude and annihilation of the body, but as a process of physical transfiguration and a constant evolution of the flesh.
Dany and Andréane have already collaborated on the creation of Mange-Moi – presented in Tangente (2014) and La Chapelle (2015). From this first meeting, these two artists realized their common interest for the dramaturgical research of the “dancing body” and the “circus body”, as well as a need to question the conventions established in our respective disciplines. Therefore, a desire to continue this collaboration leads them into a process of research and creation of a hybrid duet between dance and contemporary contortion.
“Through the meeting of our respective physical languages, we first want to question them and rewrite their conventions, so as to create a common physical language. The research began with the theme of death, but as a process of renewal and constant physical transformation. The aesthetic is based on the work of Odd Nerdrum, a Norwegian painter, and Patrick Bernatchez’s Chrysalis series. ”