"Dark, quietly riveting gem of aerial drama"
- The List, UK
Limb(e)s is visceral aerial dance set in the limbo beyond loss. Using two bodies and an invented apparatus of rope cradles, it explores our ephemeral bonds and what it means to hold onto or let go of one another in our “darkest hour”. Drawing from their experience in circus and dance, Jeremiah Hughes and Gabrielle Martin perform an emotionally raw physicality to the haunting original soundscape of Canadian composer Nicolas Bernier. The result is a hypnotic, destabilizing narrative full of mourning, distant hope, and eerie beauty.
Director: Gabrielle Martin
Choreography + Performance: Jeremiah Hughes + Gabrielle Martin
Lighting Design: Jeremiah Hughes
Costumes: Coline Dubois-Gryspeert
All music composed, performed and mixed by Nicolas Bernier
Including remixes from the release strings.lines published in 2010 by the label Cronica, composed and performed by Nicolas Bernier with violin performed by Chris Bartos and viola da gamba performed by Pierre-Yves Martel. Also including remixes of the Les chambres de l'atelier composed by Nicolas Bernier and published on the CD Travaux mécaniques released in 2011 by the label empreintes DIGITALes.
Past Performances of Limb(e)s
• July 9 & 10 2019
Montréal Complètement Cirque's L'Autre Cirque at La Chapelle Scnènes Contemporaines, Montreal QC
• July 31 - Aug 25 2019
Assembly Festival at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, UK
* SHORTLISTED for a TOTAL THEATRE AWARD in PHYSICAL AND VISUAL THEATRE 2019
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.