WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15th, 2020, 7:30PM
Regular Tickets: $32.00 (tax & fees included)
Student Tickets: $22.00 (tax & fees included)
Tentacle Tribe is a dance company that describes their work as ‘conceptual hip-hop with a twist.’ Their current performance, ‘Ghost’, combines elements of contemporary dance, street dance and martial arts into a physical score. From technical feats to dreamlike sequences, the precision of ‘Ghost’ hypnotizes audiences.
Tentacle Tribe was Co-founded by Emmanuelle Lê Phan and Elon Höglund. The pair are active participants in the street dance scene as B-boy and B-girl, and are seasoned stage performers. They formed Tentacle tribe in 2012 when the duo performed their first official collaboration choreographed for the Cirque Du Soleil stage in Quebec City.
The company has expanded from duets into group pieces and is currently touring with this new full-length production with six dancers.
” Ghost is a show steeped in poetry of being in the zone, in humor and in technical precision that dazzles. With sliding hand games, hoods, jets of light, balloons, remarkable group figures and a delirious imagination, their universe of street, pulsations and dreams, on a hypnotizing score, creates the spell.“ Odile Tremblay for Le Devoir
In this new work, the free-spirited pair combines elements of contemporary dance, street dance and martial arts in a physical score that echoes the subtle pulse of respiration. Inhalations and exhalations sculpt the group’s gestures and movements. The interconnected bodies form striking human structures that shift, alter, evolve in synergy with the music. The invigorating power of the breath and its circulation in the organism is embodied and magnified by the energetic, almost architectural dance. From technical feats to dreamlike sequences, Ghost is a welcome breath of air.
Choreography: Emmanuelle Lê Phan & Elon Höglund
Emmanuelle Lê Phan
Original music: Samuel Nadaï
Light design and technical direction: Benoit Larivière
Costumes: Rosalie Lemay (@pretendplay)
Rehearsal direction: Helen Simard
With the support of:
Conseil des arts du Canada
Conseil des arts de Montréal
Danse à la carte DAC
And residency help from:
Arsenal Art Contemporain
Maison de la Culture Villeray/Saint-Michel
Maison de la Culture Pointe-aux-Trembles
Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce