Photo: Frédéric Duchesne
JAMAIS SEULE (NEVER ALONE)
Jamais Seule (Never Alone) is an intimate work inspired by the particular movement possibilities of quadriplegic dancer France Geoffroy. Created in collaboration with France Geoffroy, Sophie Michaud and video maker L E M M, this autobiographical piece focuses on the artist’s desire to express herself in a constant back and forth between past and present. As her dance limitations and possibilities are exposed, at the crossroads of sensitive and striking gestures and poetic and revealing images, Jamais Seule is a modest and irreverent look at another realit
Artistic Director and Co-creator France Geoffroy completed a college degree in arts, in 1997, while studying the Bartenieff technique and improvisation with Valerie Dean. She also took workshops at CandoCo in London. In 2000, she founded Corpuscule Danse. France has danced for Harold Rhéaume, Johanne Madore, Hélène Langevin, Chantal Lamirande and Estelle Clareton, amongst others.
Co-creator Sophie Michaud is a graduate in Dance at UQAM. An active artist, she works with emerging and established creators as assistant choreographer, rehearsal director, dramaturgy counselor and mentor. Sophie has been working with France Geoffroy since 1995. Together they have developed a great understanding of integrated dance.
Co-creator and media artist L E M M (Martin Lemieux) combines digital arts, plastic arts and performance. As a video designer he collaborated, since 2003, in a dozen dance and theatre works for the stage. He is also a performance documentary maker. In 2012, he completed a Cyberarts / Intermedia baccalaureate at Concordia University
Joannie Douville, dancer
Artistic Director and Co-creator: France Geoffroy,
Co-creators: Sophie Michaud, L E M M (Martin Lemieux)
Dancers: France Geoffroy, Joannie Douville
Sound music composer: Éric Forget
Video: Martin Lemieux
Lighting: Lee Anholt