CREATED on December 5 and 6, 2014 at la Maison de la culture Rosemont.
Strangeties is a performance that comprises a series of dramatic scenes based on raw, soft, sweet-sounding or screeching sounds. This means of expression and exploration revolves around the violin and opens audiences to daring musical avenues.
The merging of body and violin generates creatures with their own body language. They sound happy, wild, old, inspired or even strange. Yet they emerge and then disappear along with the moods they gleaned here and there in the world’s memory.
Creatures is a musical play without words in which the main character expresses herself using her instrument, the violin, her voice, and her body, in various, and at times, unusual ways, creating distinctive moods. Equally playful, tender, mischievous, and comical, she laughs, whispers, and babbles, sharing with the audience the full range of her emotions.
From early on, children create their own language with sounds and gestures acquired by observing the world around them. By appropriating what they perceive, and then, by exploring and transforming these tones and motions, children find unique and creative ways to express themselves.
Creatures, by escaping the world of words, invites the audience to travel through grounds where the imagination reigns, where touching stories are told through music and gestures.