AV INPUT/OUTPUT

Duration

75 minutes with intermission

Credits

Choreography : Victor Quijada

Dancers : Anne Plamondon and Victor Quijada

Video concept : René-Pierre Bélanger

Lighting design : Yan Lee Chan

Set design : Stéphane Longpré

Costume design : Anne-Marie Veevaete

Music composers : Jasper Gahunia and Mitchell Akiyama

AV Input/Output blurs the separation between fiction and reality. On a bare stage, Victor Quijada and Anne Plamondon become contorted puppets, successively lovers, children, and strangers. The two creators take us into a world where intimacy — real or fictional ? — is amplified by projected images of filmed interviews. This work marked the beginning of Quijada’s collaboration with musician Jasper Gahunia, who warps classical music through hip-hop-inspired sampling techniques. A remarkable synthesis of RBDG’s exploratory work, this dance-reality event combines raw movement and theatricality.

The premiere of AV Input/Output took place in 2008 at the Cinquième Salle of Place des Arts, in Montreal.

Coproduced by RUBBERBAND, Société de la Place des Arts de Montréal, the National Arts Centre, and the New England Foundation for the Arts (U.S.A). With the support of the , the Canada Council for the Arts, Salle Pauline-Julien, and the Maison de la culture Mercier in the Accès culture network.

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