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Rhodnie Désir | RD Creations

Symphony of hearts

2024-05-30 20:00 2024-05-30 21:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Rhodnie Désir | RD Creations

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/33697

In-person event

Featuring the National Arts Centre Orchestra.   

A pulsating beat of humanity in our social symphony perpetually under construction, this new work by choreographer and artistic director Rhodnie Désir unfurls a storm of bodies, sound compositions and immersive visual projections inspired by demographic and scientific data. This large-scale production featuring music and dance artists will transform the stage into a huge heart that invites the audience...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
Thursday, May 30, 2024
8 PM EDT
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Dance Contemporary
  • In-person event
NAC Co-production

Featuring the National Arts Centre Orchestra.   

A pulsating beat of humanity in our social symphony perpetually under construction, this new work by choreographer and artistic director Rhodnie Désir unfurls a storm of bodies, sound compositions and immersive visual projections inspired by demographic and scientific data.

This large-scale production featuring music and dance artists will transform the stage into a huge heart that invites the audience to become aware of these rhythmic phenomena. The tension of a dancer–musician duet, a decagon of violins in an accelerating accompaniment to the plural bodies of Rhodnie Désir in balance, the tremolos of dancers in the orchestra pit silently beating out the rhythm: the collective result will burst forth like an ode to the power of the heart.   

Developed with the support from the NAC's National Creation Fund.  

video: SYMPHONY OF HEARTS
SYMPHONY OF HEARTS

Artists

  • rodnie-desir-for-nac-bio
    Creative Director, Choreographer and vocal composer Rhodnie Désir
  • bio-orchestra
    Featuring NAC Orchestra
  • jorane
    Featuring Jorane
  • Featuring Naomi Woo
  • Executive Producer RC Créations
  • Chief Creative Director, choreographer, vocal composer and arrangements percussion Rhodnie Désir
  • Conductor Naomi Woo
  • Musical and vocal composer Jorane  
  • Beat and Sampling, sound designer Engone Endong
  • Orchestrator François Vallières
  • Costumes Designer Mélanie Fererro
  • Scenographer Olivier Landreville
  • Lighting designer Chantal Labonté
  • Video and digital designer Chélanie Beaudin-Quintin
  • Performers Marilyne Cyr, Mara Dupas, Camille Gendron, Aly Keita, Luce Lainé, Emmanuelle Martin, Mya Metellus, Carlos-Alexis Mendoza-Bustinza, Ernesto Queseda Perez, Greg «Krypto» Selinger, Abe Simon Mijnheer
  • Creative support Isabelle Poirier
  • Artistic consultant Philip Szporer
  • Musicians NAC Orchestra & House Band of RD Créations
  • Co-Producers Danse Danse, National Arts Centre, LAC Lugano arte e cultura
  • Main Partners National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund, National Film Board (NFB), Canada Council for the Arts
  • Creative Partners Montreal Heart Institute (MHI), Place des Arts
  • Artistic Associate Orchestre Métropolitain
  • Associate producer and technical director Frédérick Lalonde - JKFL Production
  • Production officer Cécile Doo-Kingue - RD Créations
  • Technical director Bruno Lauzon
  • Communications officer Caroline Rousseau - RD Créations
  • Consultant Production and Touring Corinne Jozsef
  • Representation agency Avec Sheila (Sheila Skaiem)