Just Words

Excerpt of work-in-progress
Oct. 17 & 18, 2015; 7:30PM
Big Secret Theatre, Calgary, AB
Presented by Springboard Performance/Fluid Festival 2015
World premiere Spring 2016
Firehall Arts Centre
Vancouver, BC

You are invited into the life journey of an artist – a tale that weaves a colorful quilt of vitality, tears and laughter.

Written and directed by Serge Bennathan
Performed by Serge Bennathan/Aryo Khakpour, Karissa Barry, Hilary Maxwell
Music by Bertrand Chenier
Lighting design by James Proudfoot

Inhabiting a space between poetic tale and personal reflection, Just Words is a choreographic journal sketching a portrait of both the profound and happy characteristics of an artistic life. In this intimate piece, writer and choreographer Serge Bennathan confronts the duality of reality and dreams. Between these two worlds we find a sea of feelings, experiences, friendships and lessons learned.

Told through movement and poetry by Serge Bennathan, with powerful dance artists Karissa Barry and Hilary Maxwell, Just Words invites you into the life journey of an artist – a tale that weaves a colorful quilt of vitality, tears and laughter.

Les Productions Figlio gratefully acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council.
Erin Drumheller and Serge Bennathan in Monsieur Auburtin. Photo by Michael Slobodian