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20 & 21 Oct 2017

Marie Chouinard
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.




Practical information

Running time: approx. 75 min (no interval)
Stage: Main stage

  • ”Magnificent, delightful, but also startlingly well performed by the excellent and versatile dancers”

    Tanzchrift Vienna

  • ”...brilliant and fantastic dance theatre.”

    Kronen Zeitung

  • ”Chouinard successfully pulls off the feat of actually bringing the Bosch triptych to life.”

    Tanzchrift Vienna

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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.


Choreography Marie Chouinard
Scenography, light, costume, props & video Marie Chouinard
Dancers Charles Cardin-Bourbeau
Sébastien Cossette-Masse
Catherine Dagenais-Savard
Valeria Galluccio
Motrya Kozbur
Morgane Le Tiec
Scott McCabe
Sacha Ouellette-Deguire
Carol Prieur
Clémentine Schindler
Original music Louis Dufort
Make up Jacques-Lee Pelletier
Costumeproduction Zdravka Tchakaloff
Film team Marie Chouinard
Jean-François Gratton
Miguel Raymond
Lucie Mongrain (performer)
Jimmy Lakatos
Sylvain Robert
Scenography & production of props Isabelle Gauthier
Cédric Lord
Photo Sylvie-Ann Paré
Nicolas Ruel
Co-production Jheronimus Bosch 500 Foundation (Netherlands), commemorating the 500th anniversary of the painter’s death.
Tour crew Jean-Hugues Rochette
Jade Marquis
Jérémie Boucher
Isabelle Garceau
Jérôme Guilleaume
Thanks to Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
The Canada Council for the Arts
The Conseil des arts de Montréal

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