COSMIC LOVE

In her first group creation, Cosmic Love, Montreal-based choreographer Clara Furey has developed a work around
intuitive and poetic representations of physical phenomena.

In a minimalist setting, in which all forms of communication become possible, Clara Furey and her performers have
addressed the constant transformation of energy and the ritualization of simple gestures.

By questioning the idea that space is a vacuum, given the energetic bonds and dynamic forces with which it is filled,
Clara Furey has created a work of abstraction, which ultimately reveals the unique radiance of living bodies. Space
vibrates as the seven performers move intently, paving the way for a synchronistic, participation-driven world, where
energy is a shared resource.

To achieve her vision, Clara Furey surrounded herself with long-standing collaborators such as lighting designer
Alexandre Pilon-Guay and musical composer Tomas Furey. The latter, who is also present on stage, delivers an
immersive auditory experience designed to be embraced by all the senses that allows the audience to open new
spaces for introspection and imagination.

As ice becomes water, then steam, the performers experienced a continuous transformative process, united by a
gluey love. As an ocean of questions both challenging and light, a rigorous and tender machine, a core of indestructible
energy. Like recognizing outlines in the sky, one constellation at a time, Cosmic Love revealed itself to be a piece
about empathy and listening to one another.

Photo: Mathieu Verreault

CREDITS
CONCEPT AND ARTISTIC DIRECTION: CLARA FUREY
CHOREOGRAPHY: CLARA FUREY IN COLLABORATION WITH FRANCIS DUCHARME, PETER JASKO, WINNIE HO, BENJAMIN KAMINO, SIMON PORTIGAL, ZOË VOS
DANCERS: CLARA FUREY, TOMAS FUREY, WINNIE HO, PETER JASKO, BENJAMIN KAMINO, SIMON PORTIGAL, ZOË VOS
DANCER DURING RESEARCH AND CREATION: FRANCIS DUCHARME
COMPOSER AND MUSICIAN: TOMAS FUREY
LIGHTING DESIGN: ALEXANDRE PILON-GUAY
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: SAMUEL THÉRIAULT
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR ON TOUR: KARINE GAUTHIER
DRAMATURGY: CHRISTOPHER WILLES
DRAMATURGY AND ARTISTIC COUNSELOR: ANGELIQUE WILLKIE
ARTISTIC ADVISORS: SOPHIE CORRIVEAU, FRANCIS DUCHARME
EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION: PAR B.L.EUX
PARTNERS AND CREATION SUPPORT: PAR B.L.EUX, CCOV, GARAGE NARDINI (BASSANO DEL GRAPPA), USINE C, ESPACE MARIE CHOUINARD, DANSE À LA CARTE, MAI (MONTRÉAL, ARTS INTERCULTURELS), ARSENAL, ART CONTEMPORAIN / DANSE DANSE, CIRCUIT-EST CENTRE CHORÉGRAPHIQUE
CO-PRODUCTION: DANSE DANSE
THE CREATION OF THIS WORK WAS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF
CONSEIL DES ARTS DU CANADA, CONSEIL DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES DU QUÉBEC
PREMIERE PLAY WAS PRESENTED ON DECEMBER, 6TH 2017, AT PLACE DES ARTS CINQUIÈME SALLE IN DANSE DANSE PROGRAM.

AGENDA

2020
14 May – VILNIUS (LITHUANIE) // NEW BALTIC DANCE FESTIVAL 20 (cancelled)
15 May – VILNIUS (LITHUANIE) // NEW BALTIC DANCE FESTIVAL 20 (cancelled)
19 May – BREMEN (DEUTSCHLAND) // TANZ BREMEN (cancelled)
27 August – BERLIN (DEUTSCHLAND) // TANZ IM AUGUST (cancelled)
28 August – BERLIN (DEUTSCHLAND) // TANZ IM AUGUST (cancelled)
29 August – BERLIN (DEUTSCHLAND) // TANZ IM AUGUST (cancelled)

2019
12 June – PARIS (FRANCE) // JUNE EVENTS
19 September – ROTTERDAM (NETHERLANDS) // THEATER ROTTERDAM SCHOUWBURG GROTE ZAAL
29 September – BAKU (AZERBAIJAN) // NASIMI FESTIVAL
30 September – BAKU (AZERBAIJAN) // NASIMI FESTIVAL
7 October – MARSEILLE (FRANCE) // ACTORAL
8 October – MARSEILLE (FRANCE) // ACTORAL
11 October – PLOVDIV (BULGARIA) // ONE DANCE WEEK FESTIVAL
5 Novemer – HELSINKI (FINLAND) // MOVING IN NOVEMBER
6 November – HELSINKI (FINLAND) // MOVING IN NOVEMBER
3 December – MONTRÉAL (CANADA) // USINE C
4 December – MONTRÉAL (CANADA) // USINE C

2017
6 December – MONTREAL // CINQUIÈME SALLE
7 December – MONTREAL // CINQUIÈME SALLE
8 December – MONTREAL // CINQUIÈME SALLE
9 December – MONTREAL // CINQUIÈME SALLE
13 December – MONTREAL // CINQUIÈME SALLE
14 December – MONTREAL // CINQUIÈME SALLE
15 December – MONTREAL // CINQUIÈME SALLE
16 December – MONTREAL // CINQUIÈME SALLE