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.

Creative Team:

Choreography and interpretation:

Bettina Szabo

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

Upcoming events: 

Rideau 2021, CINARS 2021

Presented at:

Tangente, Montreal 2020

Parcours Danse 2019, Montreal, 2019

Festival ZH, Montreal, 2017

Métamorphose, Studio 303, Montreal, 2016 

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