Three celestial bodies launched into orbit vibrate in a lascivious and hypnotic ritual. Dog Rising explores the circulation of physical matter and the passage of vibrations through our bodies. 

From primitive impulses to gestures that are at times sexual, at times mechanical, Clara Furey’s new creation comes together like a polyphony of pulsating bodies, in turns dissonant and in unison. The choreographer pursues her exploration of physical phenomena, initiated with Cosmic Love. She turns her attention to the way sound vibrations penetrate the bones, the way our skeletons absorb shocks, and listens closely to the presence of the body as it fully manifests itself.

On stage, Baco Lepage-Acosta, Be Heintzman Hope and Brian Mendez erect an architecture of pleasure. The trio is inhabited and nourished by empathy and acute attention to the energy of the body and to others. Through their tireless movement work, tensions are released in the endless repetition of cyclical gestures. Dog Rising invites us to embark on an extreme journey, a mesmerising, haunting, and penetrating spiral. It is an invitation to grow and regenerate physical strength through shocks and discomfort sublimated into joy, with a musical score by her loyal collaborator Tomas Furey.

Dog Rising is a part of ACT: Art, Climate, Transition, a European cooperation project on ecology, climate change and social transition. In an era of climate breakdown, pandemics, mass extinction and growing inequalities, we join our forces in a project on hope: connecting broad perspectives with specific, localised possibilities, ones that invite or demand that we ACT. ​​


Concept and artistic direction: Clara Furey
Choreographed by: Clara Furey, in association with Be Heintzman Hope, Brian Mendez & Winnie Ho
Performed by: Baco Lepage-Acosta, Be Heintzman Hope, Brian Mendez
Rehearsal: Lucie Vigneault
Musical composition: Tomas Furey
Lighting design: Karine Gauthier
Technical director: Jurjen Barel
Outside eye: Peter Jasko, Dana Michel, Christopher Willes, Caroline Monnet
Photographer / videographer: Mathieu Verreault
International development: A propic | Line Rousseau & Marion Gauvent

Produced by: Clara Furey
Executive producer: Parbleux
Co-produced by: Atelier De Paris – Cdcn (France), Cd Spectacles (Gaspé, Canada), Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans – Direction Maud Le Pladec (France), Festival Transamériques (Montréal, Canada), La Briqueterie – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National du Val-de-Marne (Vitry-Sur-Seine, France), La Rotonde (Québec, Canada), New Baltic Dance (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Partners and support for creation: Par B.l.eux (Montréal, Canada), l’Écart – Art Actuel (Rouyn-Noranda, Canada), Danse à la Carte (Montréal, Canada)

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 & Conseil Des Arts De Montréal

under construction


Previous dates

March 2023
29 Dog Rising – Maison de la culture Ahuntsic, Montreal (CA)

April 2023
5 Dog Rising – Maison de la culture Villeray, Montreal (CA)

June 2023
9 Dog Rising – tanz ist festival, Dornbirn (AT)
10 Dog Rising – tanz ist festival, Dornbirn (AT)

July 2023
18 Dog Rising – ImPulsTanz, Vienna (AT)
20 Dog Rising – ImPulsTanz, Vienna (AT)

March 2022
4 Dog Rising – Théâtre d’Orléans (FR)
17 Dog Rising + Rather a Ditch – Trillium, Ottawa (CA)
18 Dog Rising + Rather a Ditch – Trillium, Ottawa (CA)
19 Dog Rising + Rather a Ditch – Trillium, Ottawa (CA)

May 2022
3 Dog Rising – New Baltic Dance, Vilnius (LT)
4 Dog Rising – New Baltic Dance, Vilnius (LT)
7 Dog Rising – Tanzbremen, Bremen (DE)

August 2022
02 Dog Rising – Impulstanz, Vienna (AT)
04 Dog Rising – Impulstanz, Vienna (AT)

October 2022
8 Dog Rising – Nottdance, Nottingham (UK)
13 Dog Rising – Fierce Festival, Birmingham (UK)

November 2022
10 Dog Rising – Cinars, Montreal (CA)
11 Dog Rising – Cinars, Montreal (CA)
12 Dog Rising – Cinars, Montreal (CA)
16 Dog Rising – Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal (CA)

May 2021
18 Dog Rising- June Events Festival-Atellier de Paris, Paris (FR) world premiere (cancelled)
26 Dog Rising – FTA, Montreal (CA)
27 Dog Rising – FTA, Montreal (CA)
28 Dog Rising – FTA, Montreal (CA)
29 Dog Rising – FTA, Montreal (CA)

October 2021
12 Dog Rising – Theater Rotterdam (NL)
13 Dog Rising – Theater Rotterdam (NL)
15 Dog Rising – Atelier de Paris (FR)
16 Dog Rising – Atelier de Paris (FR)`


For more information, press map, riders and financial conditions please contact Line Rousseau or Marion Gauvent


Photo: Kinga Michalska