U.S. Premiere of “Les corps avalés” by Compagnie Virginie Brunelle
August 19 to August 20, 2022
On Aug. 19th & 20th, the Consulate General of Canada in New York and the Québec Government Office in New York are supporting the U.S Premiere of “Les corps avalés” by Compagnie Virginie Brunelle during the 41st Battery Dance Festival.
About the Annual Battery Dance Festival
Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. The 41st Annual Battery Dance Festival is providing 7 days of free outdoor performances in-person and virtually with a closing indoor event followed by a reception.
About the Company
It is first through the spectrum of music that Virginie Brunelle discovered her artistic fiber. After dedicating her childhood to the violin, she transfers this musical knowledge and her mastery of rhythm to a dance training (UQAM, 2007) creation profile. As soon as she graduated, she quickly borrowed gestures from classical dance that she liked to dirty and divert. Since the founding of her eponymous company in 2009, Virginie has created ten choreographic works that have been presented in more than fifty cities in twelve different countries, and she continues to be its general and artistic director. Deploying a choreographic approach that is both sensible and intuitive, her works from a repertoire characterized by the raw emotion of the performer and by the humanity of the subjects tackled.