Danse Danse presents

Rhodnie Désir – Symphony of Hearts

Rhodnie Désir, laureate of the 2020 Grand Prix de la danse and associate artist at Place des Arts, takes up the challenge of a large-scale show for 11 performers and the 60 musicians of the Orchestre Métropolitain led by Canadian conductor Naomi Woo. A truly special event!

To a valiant heart, nothing is impossible! For Rhodnie Désir, human connection and oral tradition are fundamental to any project. After the extraordinary trajectory of BOW’T TRAIL, which took her to seven different regions in the Americas, she tackles another major challenge, the result of a large-scale collaboration with composer Jorane; sound designer Engone Endong; RD Créations’ “house band,” the Orchestre Métropolitain; and the National Film Board, for immersive projections. The heart, with all its imbalances and upheavals, fascinates this “keeper of memories.” Drawing on testimonials by specialists from the Montreal Heart Institute, she will translate the heart’s pulsations, along with its turmoil and weaknesses, into movement, echoing the defects in our society. A symphony of dance between the heart, the body, physical objects, video, light, music, and Afro-contemporary rhythms.

“A radiant artist who, one dance step at a time, brings light out of chaos.” – Châtelaine

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 8:00pm
Friday, April 5, 2024 at 8:00pm  *Post-show talk with the artists
Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 8:00pm

To purchase your tickets visit: www.placedesarts.com

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