Join Montreal based George Stamos and guest artists Stacey Désilier and Jean-Benoit Labrecque whilst they maintain polyrhythmic cycles and energetic exchanges with the audience and each other in this vigorous work. An open studio performance followed by an opportunity to speak with the artists.
Recurrent Measures evokes determination, resistance, and the power of optimistic persistence in an open space exchange with the public. In this soft in-studio showing at iC4C you are free to stand close to, sit with and take photos of the performers as they twirl and stir the space.
Oscillating between meditation and play, Recurrent Measures is an investigation of how dimensions of time and motion modulate and the importance of calm optimism in the face of adversity.
Recurrent Measures was developed through residencies at Agora de la Danse, The Baryshnikov Arts Centre, Dance4, Par B.L.eux, with support from Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Suitable for 11+
“Recurrent Measures, by George Stamos raises exquisite and vital questions, without however offering a quick-fix answer….the calling into question of the traditional theatrical space is an audacious move” Le Devoir, Catherine Lalonde, January 25th, 2018
“Free of all contingencies, these resilient performers impose their form of ecstatic rebellion on the external order. Pushing the limits on this innocuous exercise, they become a force to be reckoned with… Humanity is seduced by the fantasy of stopping time. The desire to persevere in this ritualistic dance is never lost, even within the subjects themselves.” Spiral Web, Guylaine Massoutre, February 8th, 2018