Presentation le 3 juin 2018 | 18:00

Édifice Wilder | Salle Bleu

CLARA FUREY + PETER JASKO

Untied Tales (the vanished power of the usual reign)

Composer : Tomas Furey
Lighting Design : Alexandre Pilon-Guay
Dramaturgy : Catherine Gaudet
Lighting assistant : Olivier Chopinet
Technial director : Karine Gauthier
Rehearsal assistants : Samuel Lefeuvre et Jamie Wright
Outside eye : Benoît Lachambre et Francis Ducharme

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Agent : Stephanie Hinton, Fôve Diffusion

The premier of Untied Tales (The vanished power of the usual reign) took place in October 2015 at La Chapelle, Scènes Contemporaines,  Montréal.

Description:

Untied Tales (the vanished power of the usual reign)

A darkly poetic duet, Untied Tales (The Vanished Power of the Usual Reign) unfolds like a dark tale. Inspired by Louise Murphy’s The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Story about War and Survival, this work by Peter Jasko and Clara Furey involves a meeting with the other, filled with tribulations, marvels and the unknown. In this hallucinogenic world, in which what the eyes do not see exist, there is a constant sense of urgency, reminding us of our final, inescapable destiny, where we know that we will know nothing.

 

Like an onion, the work is a simple object but multi-layered: the sound is sensorial and the light reveals only what it chooses. In a reversal of the usual domination and power games, bodily forms are drawn to each other and then fall apart in this new, dark and phantasmagoric world. Lying on the ground as the audience enters, Clara Furey and Peter Jasko are coiled up, head to foot, like two defenceless beings. Bathed in an harsh light, we see them create, in waves of movement, structuring spaces to counteract the existential void and darkness inside them. Despite the attraction of the ground and of sleep, they try to stand but their legs give way. As in dreams in which children find themselves lost in the middle of a forest, their anxiety gradually spreads and deepens. What follows is an allegory reminiscent of Plato’s cave. 

 

Restless and adrift, these two beings together create a shared sensuality to serve as shelter. Despite everything, they manage to move about, silently discovering a world of invisibility, dreams and the unconscious, in which all the senses are at once scrambled and awakened. A tale of two bodies, Untied Tales probes our fear of the intangible, the indiscernible, proposing the only solution possible: a meeting with the Other.

Biographies:

Clara Furey - Choreographer and dancer

A maverick creator who studied music at the Paris Conservatory and dance at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, Clara Furey is fascinated by the blending of forms, languages and codes that make up a living work. Ever since 2011, she has dedicated herself to choreographic creation and the performing arts.

 

She started her career as a performer for several choreographers, including George Stamos, Damien Jalet and Benoît Lachambre, who whad an important impact on her artistic process. The latter brought her to consider dance in all forms of movement, all breath, and all action of the body. Over the last few years, Clara Furey has been developing a process to materialize abstract emotions. As well, she has been developing works that are based on the hyper-awakening of sense perception.

 

Her process is profoundly trans-disciplinary, approaching choreographic creation as a crossroads between dance, music and performance. In 2011, she co-creates with the actress, Céline Bonnier, Hello… How Are You?. In 2012, she collaborated with Benoît Lachambre as a performer and musical director in the work Chutes Incandescentes; followed by Ciguë, co-created in 2014 with the French choreographer, Eric Arnal Burtshy, and Night Will Come, co-created with Michikazu Matsune at the Ethnological Museum of Vienna. Then in 2015, came Untied Tales (The vanished power of the usual reign) co-created with Peter Jasko.

In 2016, Clara Furey took on the challenge of artistic direction and group choreographic creation with the project Cosmic Love. Furthermore, Montreal’s Museum of Contemporary Art invited her to create a cycle of 90 solo performances titled When Even The in the context of a large-scale exhibition, which is a tribute to Leonard Cohen: A Crack In Everything.

Peter Jasko - Choreographer and dancer 

Peter Jasko was born in 1982 in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. He took his first dance classes with the  folk dance company Dumbier Slovakia, where he remained for eleven years. From 1996 to 2001,  Peter studied at the J. L. Bella Conservatory of Dance in Banska Bystrica , Slovakia. He  continued  his  training at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava before entering the P.A.R.T.S. School   for Contemporary Dance in Brussels (2002), directed by Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker.  

His professional experience includes dancing with such international artists and companies as  Opera Banska Bystrica, ASpO, Company Roberto Olivan, OXOXOX – Juri Konjar, G. Barberio Corsetti &  Fatou Traore, and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Since 2001, he has also collaborated with David Zambrano  as both a performer and as assistant in his classes and workshops.

 

Peter Jasko is the co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective, whose productions include Opening Night (2007), Journey Home  (2009),  The Koncert (2010), and Fragments (2012).

In 2014, he directed the Svalbard Company’s All Genius All Idiot. The following year, Peter Jasko created Untied Tales (The Vanished Power of the Usual Reign)  in collaboration with Clara Furey, which premiered at La Chapelle in Montreal.

​The same year Peter Jasko created performance for 300 seniors as a part of cultural city of Europe, Plzen 2015. For the past twelve years, he has taught in some forty-six countries around the world.

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