Anima / Darkroom

EN // Hosted in the belly of the theatre, Anima / Darkroom is a solo that feeds our hunger for communion. A Krump artist performs in dialogue with light, silence, noise and darkness, freestyling with the street dance’s raw lexicon. The hour-long piece catalyzes Contemporary dance and Krump practices in a bid for emotional reciprocity.Continue reading “Anima / Darkroom”

Le Goulet

Lucy M. May/Llamaryon – Marion Desjardins, Le Goulet, 2017. Performers on stage: 1 Length : 7 min Spectators : 100-300 Short solo work, drawing on New Brunswick research on emotion and land. Looking for the toe-hold deep in the water for tethers between what is lost and what finds me. At the centre of the feelContinue reading “Le Goulet”

Rustlin’ Vessels

Rustlin’ Vessels is a movement lab. Lucy guides physical explorations contaminated by the language of somatics, science, and poetry. Participants will work alone, in pairs and as a micro-community through improvisations of various forms, including freestyle composition, the use of analogy, witnessing, sign posts, systems, and touch. Current proposals constellate around possibilities : the porousnessContinue reading “Rustlin’ Vessels”

reaching over a brink of darkness, folding open to a starlight trepanation

Ibrida*Pluri III, Eastern Bloc, Montréal, Québec, April 27-28, 2017 In her absence, Lucy entrusted a performance of dance notations to two artists, Paige Culley and Andrew Tay for Ibrida*Pluri III, festival of hybrid media in Montreal, Québec. As a kind of temporal Cubism, they reanimated drawings of dances Lucy made and felt while in residence inContinue reading “reaching over a brink of darkness, folding open to a starlight trepanation”

Radiant, Ashen, Burning, Blistered, Flushed: A Century of Naked Performance

Lucy M. May, Monkey paw, 2009. I researched incidences of nudity in certain veins of avant-garde dance from Greek times to now for my feature article Radiant, Ashen, Burning, Blistered, Flushed: A Century of Naked Performance. It interested me to better understand how currents of prudishness and openness towards the body have wavered over time.Continue reading “Radiant, Ashen, Burning, Blistered, Flushed: A Century of Naked Performance”

Vivarium

Lucy M. May / Photo © Nans Bortuzzo Performers on stage: 4 Length : 90 min Location : site-sensitive installation DESCRIPTION EN // Meditative and cyclic, lo-tech and detailed, Vivarium is a slow-unfolding of sound, movement and gardening. Four artists respond to the location  where they perform. The work values alternative ways of attending to, moving, and being movedContinue reading “Vivarium”