Habitat is a multidisciplinary solo inspired by the life cycle of Hermit Crabs; a metaphor about my 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, voice with live electronics, a paper sculpture ‘Hermes’ (600 articulable paper cones), and lighting.

All elements are controlled in real time by the performer serving 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

Dramaturge: Morena Prats

Costume and wearable electronics: Alexandra Bachmayer

Spatialization: Thibaut Carpentier

Upcoming events: 

April 4th 2020- RCDF Catan Foundation

(re-scheduled due to COVID 19)

June-July 2020- Residency at La Briqueterie, Vitry-Sur-Seine, France.

(re-scheduled due to COVID 19)

Presented at:

Tangente, Montreal 2020

parcours Danse 2019, Montreal2019

Festival ZH, Montreal, 2017

Metamorphose, Studio 303, Montreal, 2016 

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