Habitat is a multidisciplinary solo inspired by the life cycle of hermit crabs, serving as a metaphor for Bettina's process of emigration 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 migrate new ones. This multidisciplinary piece combines movement, sound, a paper sculpture called ‘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.
Choreography and interpretation:
Sculpture Artist: 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
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Parcours Danse 2019, Montreal, 2019
Festival ZH, Montreal, 2017
Métamorphose, Studio 303, Montreal, 2016