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HABITAT

Transformation | Emigration | Growth
Solo || 50 minutes 

Habitat is a multidisciplinary solo inspired by the life cycle of hermit crabs, serving as a metaphor for the artist's emigration journey from Uruguay to Canada. Hermit crabs don’t have a shell; instead, they house themselves in objects according to their size. As they grow, their object becomes limiting and uncomfortable, so they look for a new one.

 

This multidisciplinary piece combines movement, sound, a paper sculpture named Hermes (made of 600 articulated paper cones) and lighting. All elements are controlled in real time by the performer, which serves as her shell, her habitat. The lighting and sculpture create beautiful visual effects reminiscent of aurora borealis. All these elements make of Habitat a hypnotic poetic experience with an aquatic eerie atmosphere.

Creative Team

Choreography and performance: Bettina Szabo

Sculpture: Jacinthe Derasp

Music composer: Ana Dall'Ara Majek, Joel Lavoie

Dramaturge: Morena Prats

Costume and wearable electronics: Alexandra Bachmayer

Rehearsal Director: Laurie-Anne Langis

Spatialization: Thibaut Carpentier

Management: Aaron Fernandes

Habitat, Petrikor Danse — © Denis Martin
Habitat, Petrikor Danse — © Denis Martin

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Habitat, Petrikor Danse — © Denis Martin
Habitat, Petrikor Danse — © Denis Martin

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Habitat, Petrikor Danse — © Denis Martin (3)
Habitat, Petrikor Danse — © Denis Martin (3)

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Habitat, Petrikor Danse — © Denis Martin
Habitat, Petrikor Danse — © Denis Martin

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Press quotes

Spatialized music bursts from everywhere, runs through our spine. This short, accomplished creation is a work of proximity. — Nayla Naoufal, Le Devoir

[...] beautiful images are created with strength and brilliance throughout the play. — DF Danse

Upcoming events: 

CINARS 2022 (MTL), CAM en Gira (MTL),

La Rotonde (QC)

 

Presented at:

BIDAM, Busan 2022

La Fundicion, Bilbao 2022

Tangente, Montreal 2020

Parcours Danse 2019, Montreal, 2019

Festival ZH, Montreal, 2017

Métamorphose, Studio 303, Montreal, 2016 

With the generous support and collaboration of

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