A Short History of Madness (Une courte histoire de la folie)
(Canada, 2014) 27:00
Director: Isabelle Hayeur
Choreographer: Virginie Brunelle
Saturday, October 10 | 9:30 pm
Single Ticket: $15 (Students: $13, ID required)
Through the lens of modern dance, the scenes in A Brief History of Madness guide us through the history of how mental illness has been treated in Quebec from the end of the 19th Century to the present. In evocative spaces, solitude takes on various guises, from the whiteness of mental institutions to the gaze of a woman mesmerized by a traffic light, or the depths of a teenager’s bedroom. Gestural language expresses a variety of perspectives on a reality that transcends time.
Lead Dancers Carol Prieur, Isabelle Arcand, Luc Bouchard-Boissonneault, Sophie Breton, Claudine Hébert, Carl Hennebert Faulkner, Hélène Langevin, Simon-Xavier Lefebvre, Lael Stellick | Company Les Productions du Golem | Producer Isabelle Hayeur | Director of Photography Jessica Lee-Gagné | Composer Timber Timbre | Editor Isabelle Hayeur | Costume design Sophie Lefebvre | Sound Gaëlle Komar, Alexis Pilon-Gladu, Bruno Bélanger | Production Design Laurent Allaire