Relational performance for 4 dancers. endless. 2017
Created by Gabriel Beck
Performer-collaborator : Nate Yaffe, Lauren Semeschuk, Melina Stinson and Simon Renaud
with the participation of Faye Mullen, Halbe Kuipers, Jorden David Doody, Marie Claude Beck, Anthony Cooper, and William Robinson , with the outside-eye of Victoria S. Stanton
With the support of Montreal Dance – Workshop residency & Concordia University Montreal
Pourparlers is performative’s role game critically reflecting the art society through four archetypes and power relations inherent to the art system and the conventional relation with the audience : the artist, the director, the judge and the audit are the roles activated here. Thought as an equation with variable producing constant uncertainties, Pourparlers shifts from the game to a live art-performance. Here everything is constantly negotiated: positions, agencies, hard and soft power matrixes of our society. Mirroring the society, It laying bare the mechanism of decision making and social forces. Time, space and roles are endless, the performance blurs the boundaries between art and real life.