When The Ice Melts, Will We Drink The Water? (2016)

Prix du CALQ - Meilleure œuvre choréographique de la saison artistique 2016/2017 


Best choreography of the season 2016/2017 in Québecoise Dance prize

The pelvis lies at the root of a bodily discourse on survival and endurance. The performance starts with the question that the title asks the audience. A simple platform acts as a frame or a synthetic sphere for the imaginary landscape as the performer pivots in a slow repetitive trance.



Artistic Direction, Concept, Choreography, Lighting Design & Scenography: Daina Ashbee

Performed by: Greys Vecchionacce or Angelica Morga


Created in collaboration with and interpreted by originally: Esther Gaudette


Music: performed live and composed by Jean-Francois Blouin

Duration: 45 minutes

Photo: -

Video: Alejandro Jiménez


Premiere: April 22nd, 2016 - RAOTIHÓN:TSA (La Chapelle: Scènes Contemporaines) Monument-National, Montreal, QC


RAOTIHÓN:TSA , April 22nd 2016  - La Chapelle: Scenes Contemporaines, Montréal, QC


February 7th 2015 - Musée d'Ethnographique de Genève (MEG) for the Global Alliance Against Female Genital Mutilation - Geneva, Switzerland​

June 4 - 5 2016 - OFFTA -Theatre d'Aujourd'hui, Montreal, QC

March 29 - 31 and April 1st 2017  - Agora de la Danse, Montreal, QC

June 29th 2017 - The Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

July 6th 2020 - Montpellier Danse - Montpellier, France (CANCELLED) 

July 7&8th 2021 - Montpellier Danse - Montpellier, France 

October 21 & 22 2021 - Daina Ashbee Retrospective - Usine-C - Montreal, QC