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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 Imara Bosco


Created in collaboration with and interpreted by originally: Esther Gaudette


Music: performed live and composed by Jean-Francois Blouin

Duration: 45 minutes

Video: Alejandro Jiménez


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



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Daina Ashbee Retrospective


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June 4 - 5, 2016 

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April 22, 2016 

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