Poisson is a performance that evolves in real-time between an audience, a dog, a dancer-choreographer (Audrée Juteau) and a composer (Antoine Berthiaume). Using as her inspiration the spontaneous and non-performative presence of the dog Sam, Poisson uses unpredictability as it’s primary matter to explore a relational space in flux, perpetually transformed by an interference loop that operates between subjects. The project is not about training the dog to perform but rather to experiencing performance through his empathic presence and unconventional way of treating time and space. Poisson was created in residency at Pigeons International, at Studio 303 and presented at Mains d’Oeuvres in February 2013 supported by the Coopération permanente franco-québécoise.
photo credit: Sonya Stefan
Choreography and performance: Audrée Juteau, avec Sam
Composer: Antoine Berthiaume
Artistic advisers: Peter James et David Rancourt
may 11-12 2013: Studio 303
june 2 2013: Spark's serie, Studio 303
Press excerpts Poisson