a time when exotic cultures are often merely tagged on to Western
works, Maboungou utilizes her sources with artistic integrity."
Victor Svoboda, The Gazette, May 22, 2010
Night is good
counsel, so they say. It is the “flip side” of day, although in our
societies it has lost much of this privilege, as day and night have
converged more and more. Nevertheless, darkness remains a factor
clouding our perception. Our angst about dark forces lurking there can
then take form.
Already in Lwàza, Zab counted on the varied physical
personalities of the performers, who became the canvas for
gestures/rhythms. She is planning to once again explore this aspect in
Montréal by night. However in this new work the musical
framework will play out “in parallel” to mark both alternance and
distinction, and bring contrasts into play in terms of form,
highlighting movement’s ability to emerge and turn darkness inside out.
This new creation reaffirms the principle of scenography integrated to
the musical dimension and agitation on stage, melding articulations
while remaining detached and “operating” autonomously.
Music Composition: Zab Maboungou
Musicians : Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde, Elli Miller-Maboungou et Marc Keyevuh
Dancers : Julienne Doko, Karla Etienne, Marielle MencÚ, George Stamos
Costumes : Zab Maboungou
Lighting: Jacques Pilon
Photo : Pierre Manning, Shoot studio
Graphics: Audrée Desnoyers, Shoot studio