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CtrlN - Audrey Gaussiran @davidwong (1).

Crédit photo: David Wong


Ctrl:N immerses the audience in an interactive co-creation with dancer and choreographer Audrey Gaussiran. Accompanied by a musician and a digital artist, she engages in a dialogue with the spectators who, armed with their phones, are invited to share their original ideas by sending text messages directly projected on a screen. They thus influence the scenic space, movements or themes of creation, passing from the status of observer to the one of co-creator. The audience becomes involved in an artistic creation whose aim is to democratize dance and raise current questions, reflections on the relevance of anonymous correspondence in the media and the overabundance of information in the digital age. Between improvisation, performance art, dance and cultural mediation, Ctrl:N exposes the artists and the audience to a unique experience with each performance.

What happens to the creation when it is imagined or influenced by the viewer? Its traditional role of observer is reversed, decompartmentalised. The intention is to allow everyone to take part in a choreographic process, in a desire for the democratization of contemporary dance. In addition, the anonymity offered by digital conversation fosters active and unobtrusive audience participation. What should we articulate through art and movement? What is the purpose of art? Entertainment, an emotional outlet, a reflection of society, a way to change humanity? How to draw inspiration from current events to dance socio-political reflections? The public is challenged to find ways to translate their ideas into movements. The shared creative process makes each performance an instinctive and renewed experience. This constant evolution of Ctrl:N feeds the artists on stage and motivates them to take risks : improvisation at the heart of the performance, immediate use of themes suggested by the audience, extremely quick choice among the proposals, etc.

The digital conversation that takes place in Ctrl:N presents many challenges that reflect our current communications. Are we responsible for what we say when we text anonymously? Are we contributing meaningfully or is it just trivial gossip? How do we deal with the tsunami of information we receive? We ignore, we are influenced unconsciously? How do we filter information? In subtext, Ctrl:N brings a reflection on our correspondence in the digital era : overabundance of information, quality of anonymous comments, instrumentalization of individuals by technology, freedom of expression, the body vs. digital.

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Année de création : 2019

Public cible : Ados, Adultes

Durée : 25 mn.

(1) Danseuse: Audrey Gaussiran ou Sarah Bronsard

(1) DJ et percussionniste: Joannie Labelle ou Philippe Beaudin ou Luc Catellier 

(1) Artiste numérique: Francis Lecavalier ou Léa Boudreault



Chorégraphe: Audrey Gaussiran

Compositrice: Joannie Labelle

Artiste numérique: Francis Lecavalier 

Costumes: Marianne Labonté 

Oeil extérieur - médiation culturelle: Lelia Spheir

Oeil extérieur - dramaturgie: Julien Blais

Besoins techniques :

  • écran LED ou projecteur, fourni par le diffuseur ou par l’artiste

  • 1 technicien

  • système de son

  • espace minimal de 5 m de large x 5 m de profond x 3 m de haut, toutes surfaces planes.

The creation of this performance was made possible thanks to the financial support of our generous partners.

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