seated woman / femme assise, choreographed by Marie-Josée Chartier, premiered in 1990 for the And/Or Festival in the Dancemakers studio theatre, performed by Carmen Jerome. The piece was remounted by choreographer Marie-Josée Chartier, for dancer Sylvie Bouchard, as part of Older & Reckless #30 in Toronto in November 2013.
“ When I saw Marie-Josée Chartier perform seated woman / femme assisein Vancouver (Dancing on the Edge) in 1991, I was 27 years old, and was moved to my core. To me, the imagery and world created in seated woman speaks about the human condition, our fragility, our strengths, our desire to free ourselves and inability to achieve this, our dreams, struggles, barriers, innocence, beauty and so much more. I am hugely honored to be performing seated woman / femme assise at Older & Reckless, and I hope that you can come to witness this magnificent work ” (Sylvie)
For more information about the creation and the reconstruction of seated woman, read this document.
- Choreographers: Marie-Josée Chartier
- Performers: Sylvie Bouchard
More about Marie-Josée Chartier @ www.chartierdanse.com
Steptext Magazine, Fall 1992
“…seated woman, a work that conveyed emotions and fragility, was terrifyingly humane, performed from the confines of a chair….Chartier twitched, tensed and contorted herself in movements that played on the mind’s fears, suggesting images of aging and loss of self-control.”
The piece was remounted by choreographer Marie-Josée Chartier, for dancer Sylvie Bouchard, as part of Older & Reckless #30 in Toronto in November 2013.
OLDER & RECKLESS #30 – ALL SOLOS
plus a surprise work for non-dancers by Marie-Josée Chartier
Nov 15-16, 2013 at 8pm
Nov 17, 2013 at 2pm
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