Marie Chouinard: L’apres-midi d’un Faune

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Artist Statement:


    In 1912, using Mallarme’s vision of Debussy’s music, Nijinski created L’Apres-midi d’un faune for the Russian Ballet in Paris under the direction of Diaghilev. In 1987, Marie Chouinard choreographed her prelude based on Nijinski’s creation: a ground-based, profiled and horizontal opus awakening memories of Egyptian frescoes and Greek vases. The seven nymphs of the original work become dream-like creatures seen through light beams. Nijinski’s male character is here performed by a woman, a quite unusual occurrence.
    Choreography: Marie Chouinard, dancer: Pamela Newell, coach: Daniel Hetier, lighting design: Alain Lortie, Costume design: Luc Courchesne, Louis Montpetit, Marie Chouinard, realization of the costume: Anne Remillard, Makeup: Jacques Lee Pelletier, Technical director: Axel Morgenthaler, Lighting: Philippe Dupeyroux, sound Engineer: Eddy Friedman.



Contributors:


    Choreography: Marie Chouinard

    Dancer: Pamela Newell

    Coach: Daniel Hetier

    Lighting design: Alain Lortie

    Costume design: Luc Courchesne, Louis Montpetit, Marie Chouinard

    Realization of the costume: Anne Remillard

    Makeup: Jacques Lee Pelletier

    Technical director: Axel Morgenthaler

    Lighting: Philippe Dupeyroux

    Sound Engineer: Eddy Friedman