Love Me Tender by Cas Public
Contemporary dance performance choreographed by Hélène Blackburn in collaboration with Cai Glover and produced by Cas Public (Montreal)
Tempting fate, Hélène Blackburn rises to the challenge of her first in situ work featuring several different versions: outdoors or indoors, by day or by night. With an urban set, clever low-tech lighting, and contagious energy, Love Me Tender has panache ! Produced with minimal resources, this hymn to resilience echoes with lost innocence and the feel of a bygone era.
Lively and precise, the masterful choreography flows with duets and solos that develop into trios, quartets, and ensemble work. The dancers morph into spectators, lighting engineers, and participants. Playing with expectations and genres, this impromptu adventure uses shadows, reflections, and lights to express a relationship with others and with space, evoking a sensation of rediscovered happiness through harmony and community. With music by Martin Tétreault and Dear Criminals and samples of songs by old-school crooners, this performance is a refreshing breath of freedom that captures the spirit of our time.
Early show! 7:00 Start time. There is no bar or concessions. Feel free to bring waterbottles. Arrive in time to be seated shortly before 7:00. This show is all ages and suitable for all audiences.