20 & 21 Oct 2017
Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights
Heaven, Hell, and Life in between. One of 16th-century Europe’s most mesmerizing and fantastical paintings is coming to life thanks to the imaginative genius of Canadian choreographer Marie Chouinard.
In 2012, Marie Chouinard filled the Main Auditorium at Dansens Hus to the brim with her performance “bODY_rEMIX/Goldberg_vARIATIONS”. This October, Chouinard is back with her new work, Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights, celebrating the Dutch artist’s most famous painting with an exuberant, highly theatrical dance that evokes in movement the contrasting human emotions, deep desires and existential fears that Bosch captured in paint.
“Just as a choreographer can start with a piece of music in order to create, I am starting with the painting by Bosch. And just as a choreographer can choose to “stick” to a musical score (or not), I have chosen to “stick” to Bosch’s painting, its spirit. The joy of bowing before a masterpiece!” – Marie Chouinard
A COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD production in coproduction with the Jheronimus Bosch 500 Foundation (Netherlands), commemorating in 2016 the 500th anniversary of the painter’s death.
Running time: approx. 75 min (no interval)
Stage: Main stage
”Magnificent, delightful, but also startlingly well performed by the excellent and versatile dancers”
”...brilliant and fantastic dance theatre.”
”Chouinard successfully pulls off the feat of actually bringing the Bosch triptych to life.”
The show on the 20th of October is included in our Fridays deal. Get a 30% discount.
The 20th of October 17:30, we arrange the lecture Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights with Elisabeth Mansén. Read more.
|Scenography, light, costume, props & video||Marie Chouinard|
Morgane Le Tiec
|Original music||Louis Dufort|
|Make up||Jacques-Lee Pelletier|
|Film team||Marie Chouinard
Lucie Mongrain (performer)
|Scenography & production of props||Isabelle Gauthier
|Co-production||Jheronimus Bosch 500 Foundation (Netherlands), commemorating the 500th anniversary of the painter’s death.|
|Tour crew||Jean-Hugues Rochette
|Thanks to||Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
The Canada Council for the Arts
The Conseil des arts de Montréal