Festival Quartiers Danses presents

Andrea Peña – Untitled I + III

Untitled I + III is a study of resilience that can arise from human’s vulnerability. Both body and soul surrender to choreographic repetition. As naked and stripped down as the stage they occupy, artists dynamically engage in ever-evolving movements and phases. As three men let vulnerability overcome them, the piece goes beyond performance to unveil how resilience progressively transforms performers and audience alike. Untitled I + III represents freedom from time and space and showcases experience and humanity.

“As a female artist directing our exploration, I chose to play a support role, rather than a strictly choreographer role. Collectively supervising a space for three artists and allowing them to expose and confront their own vulnerability would never have been possible without François, Jean-Benoît and Frédérique’s incredible trust and dedication. The piece is not about trying to find an answer to vulnerability, but rather about exposing human transparency.” – Andrea Peña

Performers: François Richard, Jean Benoit Labreque, Frederique Rodier
Choreographer: Andrea Peña,

Born in Bogota, Columbia, Andrea Peña is a multidisciplinary artist. Her creative practices include choreography and design. Founded in 2014, Andrea Peña & Artists (AP&A) is renowned throughout Canada and the world for their critical and alternative creations. Through spatial universes, they break from the concept of humanity’s sensibility and lead us to thoughtful encounters, highlighting the body and soul’s vulnerability. Andrea Peña has recently been awarded the Clifford E. Lee Canadian Choreography Award from the Banff Arts Center for her conceptual and meticulous creations.

Studio-Théâtre de l’Édifice Wilder
Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 4:00pm

To purchase your tickets visit: www.placedesarts.com

The FQD celebrates its 20th anniversary with a local, national and international edition

For its 20th edition, the Festival Quartiers Danses (FQD) presents 20 indoors performances from September 7 to 18, 2022! With 6 international companies and 11 local companies, the performances will be presented at Théâtre Maisonneuve of Place des Arts, at Salle Bourgie of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and at the Studio-Théâtre des Grands Ballets Canadiens / Wilder Building.

For a 4th consecutive year, this 20th edition of FQD is dedicated to women by bringing together 10 women choreographers out of the 17 national and international choreographers invited. Moreover, the FQD is honored to have as co-spokespersons for its 20th edition the two renowned dance artists Margie Gillis and Anik Bissonnette. 


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