22 — 25.05

Clara Furey Montreal (Tio’tia:ke)


dance — premiere

La Raffinerie

Accessible for wheelchair users | ⧖ ±1h | €18 / €15 | Contains nudity

“If I nationed myself / in the shadow / of a colossal wave / If only to hold on / by opening— / by Kingdom come”. This phrase from the Ocean Vuong poem Waterline functions as a mantra for the new creation from Clara Furey. The Canadian artist specialises in existential dance experiments that explore various states of being. Through physical research into water, the choreographer brings the immensity of an inner sea to the stage floor. With UNARMOURED, Furey reunites and reconciles what has previously been separate, the performance emerging from a fluid, carnal chaos whose crashing waves suggest infinity as a transformative emotion. The dancers appear as unsettling sculptures, undertaking an artistic exploration that awakens compelling desires. With a soft-core approach, always in between, always edging, they claim the right to eroticism on their terms. In a garden of resonance, bodies vibrate to rhythmic waves of light and sound, an immersive sound composition created by musician Twin Rising. Membranes stretch and boundaries blur. Bodies no longer need to be seen for their contours but for the energy that overflows them. They release an erotic power that runs through us and propels us with force, leaving us fundamentally curious and tantalised.


  • 20:30



Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Charleroi danse
Concept and artistic direction: Clara Furey | Choreographed by: Clara Furey in collaboration with the performers | Performed by: Justin De Luna, Clara Furey, Be Heintzman Hope, Brian Mendez | Musical composition and live spatialisation: Twin Rising | Artistic witnesses: Bettina Blanc Penther, Aïsha Sasha John | Rehearsal direction: Lucie Vigneault, Simon Portigal | Costume design: Be Heintzman Hope | Lighting design: Paul Chambers | Assistant lighting design: Jordana Natale | Technical directors: Jenny Huot, Darah Miah | Diffusion: A Propic - Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent, Lara van Lookeren 
Production : Bent Hollow Cie | Executive production: Parbleux | Coproduction: Charleroi danse, Atelier de Paris – CDCN, Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans, Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara Trento, Festival TransAmériques | Partners and supports for creation: Parbleux, Clara Furey is associated artist of Usine C for the period 2021-2024
Developed in collaboration with the National Creation Fund of the National Arts Center of Canada
The creation of this work is made possible thanks to the financial support of Conseil des arts du Canada, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal
Performances in Brussels with the support of the Québec Government Office in Brussels

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