J’ai pleuré avec les chiens (Time, Creation, Destruction)
After her EMPAC debut with the solo work Serpentine in December 2022, Canadian choreographer Daina Ashbee returns to Troy, NY for the US premiere of the artist’s first ensemble work.
J’ai pleuré avec les chiens (Time, Creation, Destruction) is a live performance saturated with the incisive, sober precision and poetics of explosion and trance that we recognize as Ashbee’s choreographic signature. Between the growling, yelps, tears, and calls from its staged human pack, Ashbee offers EMPAC audiences an evening to observe human bodies in acts of leading and following, piling on all fours, and passing through trance-like states as we consider pain, tenderness, and sensory experiences without narrative boundaries.
Dates + Tickets
Campus community: RPI protocols apply. ID check required.
Off-campus audience: Proof of Vaccination or masking with N-95 mask required.
When events require everyone to wear a mask in the venue, masks will be available on entry.
EMPAC Spring 2023
- Artistic Director and Choreographer: Daina Ashbee
- Rehearsal Director: Gabriel Nieto
- Performers: Irene Martínez, Greys Vecchionacce, Gabriel Nieto, Elise Vanderborght, Audrey Sides
- Mentor: Benoît LaChambre
- Lighting Designer: Vito Walter
- Musical compilation: Sean MacPherson, Daina Ashbee, Gabriel Nieto
- Audio text : Louise Hay Text
Co-production partners: KVS Brussels Stadstheater, Festival TransAmériques—FTA, Agora de la danse, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (FR), BIT Teatergarasjen (NO), National Arts Centre, Centre de Création O Vertigo—CCOV, EMPAC / Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center—Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
Residency partners: KVS Brussels Stadstheater, Harbourfront Centre (TO), Montpellier Danse (FR), CCOV (Mtl).
Funding partner: Developed with support from the National Art Centre’s National Creation Fund, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres de Québec.