Fortier & Racine – Delightful DuoPosted by Paul Caskey on January 28, 2011
As the Canada Games get set to kick off in Halifax, Live Art Dance is leading the charge for the cultural component. No, I’m not talking about the National Artist Program that is affiliated with the games, but Cabane, a site-specific performance installation performed by the totally delightful duo of Paul-André Fortier and Rober Racine. Their quixotic relationship evolves throughout the 50 minute work (anchored in, on, and around a portable shack) and provides each with their moments to shine. Fortier is as elegant and energetic as ever (which is thoroughly impressive given he surpassed 60 years of age a few years ago), and Racine is quite simply mesmerizing. They have a wonderful Straight Man/Funny Guy/Potso & Lucky thing going on… as if they’ve forgotten about waiting (for Godot, or anyone else) and are captivated with living life as one moment of creation after another. Inspired by ideas of shelter, Cabane was created to be performed in site-specific locations… and Live Art Dance chose to push the idea a little further: each of the three performances in Halifax will be performed in a different location! Talk about micro/macro organisation!! For a (sur)real good time come join us Feb 17-19!
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