The Cicada and the Ant

2013

 

**WINNER OF THE CALQ WORK OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS IN 2014 **

 

The Cicada and the Ant is a choreographic work for young and old that casts a glance at the world of art and of agriculture. Largely influenced by Francine Châteauvert’s rural roots and upbringing and freely inspired by the renowned fable by Jean de La Fontaine, this work transports us to the heart of life, into the difficulty and beauty of the ordinary.

 

The soil, a field, an empty space where anything is possible, where gradually humans settle, build, sow, work, sing and harvest. From the sowing of the seed to the harvest, the production paints a down to earth, poetic vision of the world of the artist and of the small farmer.

 

Artistic Direction and Choreography:
Francine Châteauvert

 

Assistant Artistic Direction:
Stéphanie Brochard

 

Dancers:
Stéphanie Brochard, Amandine Garrido Gonzalez, Jasmine Inns, Geneviève Lauzon, Keven Lee, Elise Legrand, Xavier Malo

 

Music:
Michel G. Côté

 

Set Design:
Simon Vincent

 

Costumes:
Dominique Thériault

 

Lighting Design:
Armando Gomez Rubio

 

Photos:
François Lafrance

 

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