Friday 9 June 2023

"Nuit", Luminato Festival 2023, Toronto, ON

I saw Nuit at the Luminato Festival this evening at the Fleck Dance Theatre at Harbourfront.

Nuit is legendary Canadian choreographer Jean-Pierre Perreault’s seminal work exploring the individual among the collective through fiery, demanding contemporary dance. During the harsh night, eight performers grapple with the hurly-burly of everyday life, pushing themselves to the limit where tensions emerge and a troubling, subterranean vulnerability is expressed.

In "Nuit", dance becomes a ‘sculptural material endowed with mobility’, which makes this a major work, not only in Perreault’s legacy but in the history of Canadian choreography.

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