Production Details / Press Releases
“I have three problems: capitalism, the patriarchy and why art can’t manage to save us.” Canadian choreographer Frédérick Gravel peels back the layers of his psyche, unveiling his fears and unleashing the monster of greed in an exposing solo. Seamlessly shifting between dance, song and self-therapy, he is joined by a rock band in the shadows and left to confront his emotions in the spotlight. In a charged performance he transforms the anxiety that throws us off balance into an honest attempt at reconnecting with the world.
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TFB Nr. 1663
Cast & Credits
By & With: Frédérick Gravel
Live Music: Philippe Brault, Jean-Luc Huet, José Major
Script & staging: Frédérick Gravel, Étienne Lepage
Artistic assistance & rehearsal direction: Jamie Wright
Music: Philippe Brault, Frédérick Gravel, José Major
Musical direction: Philippe Brault
Lighting design: Alexandre Pilon-Guay
Outside eye: Katya Montaignac
Production management & development: DLD – Daniel Léveillé Danse
Co-production: Festival TransAmériques – FTA, Regina A. Quick Centre for the Arts, Muffatwerk, Theater im Pumpenhaus, Atelier de Paris / CDCN, Montévidéo, Centre culturel de Notre-Dame-De-Grâce, Ceprodac / Centro de Producción de Danza Contemporánea.
Supported by: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts du Canada, Conseil des arts de Montréal.
Thanks to: Hubert Colas, Martin Faucher, Clara Furey, Eleno Guzmann, Dietmar Lupfer, Mylène Robillard, Ludger Schnieder, Frédéric Tavernini, Anne Thériault, Peter Van Heerden.
Frédérick Gravel is a member of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique.
Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada (Embassy of Canada) and the representation of the government of Québec.
In cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE.
Tanz im August 2022
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival: Stefan Nagel
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Alina Scheyrer-Lauer
Producer: Ekaterina Voronova
Production Assistant: Johanna Herrschmann
Production Associates: Vivien Hohnholz, John Hoobyar, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Raquel Moreira, Lilli Ruopp, Tammo Walter
Technical Director Festival: Ingo Ruggenthaler
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):