> petites danses

+ About the production

petites danses is a full-length evening of performance that invites the viewer to experience a collection of short stories choreographed within the confines of a musical concept. Thematically, the work delves into the heart of human relationships while exploring the concepts of how we ‘see’ music; how we ‘hear’ dance. Working with the music of contemporary Canadian composers, Chartier thoughtfully crafts music onto moving bodies offering two choreographic versions to the same piece of music. petites danses has been presented so far in seven Canadian cities, and with its flexible template, it is always reimagined and becomes a unique collection of visual, musical, emotional and physical short but full works. The repertoire is still growing and each new iteration has included anywhere from 2 to 8 works with a unique combination of dancers and actors selected in each artistic community.

 

 

 

+ Touring history and related media

 

Premieres in Peterborough, at the Market Hall Theatre on October 29, 2016. Two shows only.
Info and tickets here: www.publicenergy.ca

 

Touring continues to the Registry Theatre in Kitchener on Friday November 4, 2016.
Info and tickets here: www.registrytheatre.com/chartier-danse-petites-danses/

 

petites danses is re-imagined with a new cast of dancers and local performers in Winnipeg,

presented by Gearshifting Performance Works at the Gas Station. Shows on April 21, 22, 23, 2017.

More info here: www.gearshifting.org/performances

 

petites danses back on stage at the Alderney Landing Theatre in Halifax on April 9-10, 2021,

for 3 in person performances with livestream (available below), presented by Mocean Dance.

More info here: Mocean Dance presents petites danses (PDF) / ChartierDanse's April 2021 newsletter
In the Media: Inside the studio / Petites danses à Halifax (Radio Canada) / CBC Radio's Information Morning Nova Scotia / Halifax Magazine: Craving the connection / Halifax Presents: Mocean Dance returns tot the live stage /

 

 

 

+ Artistic team petites danses 2016

Concept, Choreography, Direction: Marie-Josée Chartier

Dancers: Mairéad Filgate, Kassi Scott, Kaitlin Standeven, Shannon Litzenberger, Lucy Rupert, Kate Story,

Brodie Stevenson, Darryl Tracy, Juan Villegas, Jim Angel, Chris Lemieux, Paul Clifford, Peter Earle.

Composers: Rodney Sharman, Linda C. Smith, Nick Storring, James Tenny

Lighting concepts: Marie-Josée Chartier and Simon Rossiter

Lighting designer: Simon Rossiter

Costume designs and coordination: Martha Cockshutt and Marie-Josée Chartier

Costume construction: Martha Cockshutt

Props builders: Peter Earle and Don McGoldrick

Production and stage manager: Marianna Rosato

 

Did you know? To date, petites danses has included over 65 performers, 6 composers, 4 lighting designers, 3 costume designers, 2 set designers, 3 videographers, 1 Artistic Director/choreographer, numerous technicians, stage managers and volunteers have taken part in the different iterations of petites danses, performed in 7 Canadian cities: Toronto, Peterborough, Kitchener, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Moncton and Halifax.

 

 

 

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+ Livestream: full performance ( pass: petitesdanses2021 )

 

 

 

+ Photos

 

petites danses in Halifax

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Solo

Dancer: Kassi Scott

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Solo
Dancer: Kassi Scott

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Solo
Dancer: Kassi Scott

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Duo
Dancers: Brodie Stevenson, Kaitlin Standeven

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Duo
Dancers: Brodie Stevenson, Kaitlin Standeven

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Trio
Dancers: Darryl Tracy, Juan Villegas, Lucy Rupert

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Trio
Dancers: Juan Villegas, Lucy Rupert

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Trio
Dancers: Darryl Tracy, Juan Villegas, Lucy Rupert

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Quartet
Dancers: Kaitlin Standeven, Mairéad Filgate

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Quartet
Dancers: Brodie Stevenson, Kaitlin Standeven, Kate Story and Mairéad Filgate

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Octet
Dancers: Kaitlin Standeven

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Octet
Dancers: Mairéad Filgate

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Octet
Dancers: Kaitlin Standeven, Mairéad Filgate

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Octet
Dancers: Brodie Stevenson , Peter Earle, Jim Angel, Kate Story, Chris Lemieux, Paul Clifford, Kaitlin Standeven, Mairéad Filgate

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Solo

Dancer: Kassi Scott

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Trio
Dancers: Darryl Tracy, Juan Villegas

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Chartier Danse would like to thank the following councils

for their support through project and production grants.