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.

Co-produced by RUBBERBANDance Group, 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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