Laborious Song (2020)
Drawing on an imagery imbued with her personal history, Canadian choreographer Daina Ashbee traces the contours of a vulnerability that transcends genders.
Laborious Song explores the interstices between the angst and the playful jubilation of a peripheral and naked body.
Magnificently precise Benjamin Kamino abandons himself to an obsessive repetitive and accumulative leitmotiv. He appropriates the territory, summoning a self-destructive violence that brings about temporary relief.
The piece bathes into being a marshy universe. The falls of the performer are also dives in shallow water. Gianni Bardaro's music infiltrates the hollow spaces of all present bodies and its throbbing drone slowly dissipates the collective pain.
Written by : Nayla Naoufal
October 3&4 2020
July 7th 2020
Montpellier Danse Festival
March 3rd 2020
Kaaitheatre's WoWmen Festival
November 21st 2020
Musée d'Art Contemporain
June 1 & 2
Artistic Direction & Choreography: Daina Ashbee
in collaboration w/& performed by: Benjamin Kamino
Music Composition : Gianni Bardaro (Colombia)
Lighting Design by : Karine Gauthier
Production: Daina Ashbee
Supported by : Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres de Québec, Usine-C
Residencies : The Chocolate Factory, New York City - Plataforma 322, Puerto Vallarta