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Past Performances #Throwback: Compagnie Marie Chouinard

bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS. Choreography and photo by Marie Chouinard. Dancers: Kirsten Andersen and Carla Maruca.

Ten years ago, DanceHouse presented their inaugural show featuring the mesmerizing bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS by internationally acclaimed Canadian choreographer and dance artist, Marie Chouinard. The first of many works that would bring Chouinard’s creations and her Montreal- based dancers, Compagnie Marie Chouinard, back to the DanceHouse stage in 2010 and again in 2015, featured an interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Ten dancers employed various devices such as crutches, harnesses, and prostheses, among other things, to liberate, restrict, and in some cases, create movement. Dancers Kirsten Andersen and Carla Maruca (shown) manifest the work’s explorations of the human body as a reflection on the human condition. As DanceHouse celebrates their landmark 10th anniversary this year, Artslandia is proud to share with you the seminal performance that started it all. Screen Shot 2015-09-12 at 10.17.41 AM

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