April 27 – 30, 2016
Firehall Arts Centre
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, 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.
Karissa Barry and Hilary Maxwell in Just Words. Photo by Michael Slobodian
Les Productions Figlio at PushOFF
Les Productions Figlio will showcase an excerpt of Just Words (work-in-progress) on February 5, 2016 as part of PushOFF at The Cultch. This new piece, choreographed by Serge Bennathan, and featuring Bennathan performing with Karissa Barry and Hilary Maxwell, will premiere at The Firehall Arts Centre April 27 – 30, 2016.
Upcoming classes with Serge Bennathan
Serge Bennathan will be teaching three classes this January through the Training Society of Vancouver.
Classes will take place at the Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street) on:
Monday, January 25, 2016; 10AM
Wednesday, January 27, 2016; 10AM
Friday, January 29, 2016; 10AM
For information visit: http://www.trainingsocietyofvancouver.ca/2015/12/27/serge-bennathan/
Just Words (work-in-progress)
at Springboard Performance – Fluid Festival 2015
October 17, 2015 | 7:30PM
October 18, 2015 | 7:30PM
Big Secret Theatre (225 8th Ave SE, 2nd Floor, Calgary, AB)
Les Productions Figlio presents Just Words (a work-in-progress) as part of Stunning Ancient Time Warpers at the 2015 Fluid Festival in Calgary, AB.
A work about a life in dance, and the dance of life – a tale about dance viewed from the wings.
Inhabiting a space between poetic tale and personal reflection, Just Words sketches a portrait in words and movement of both the profound and happy characteristics that shape an artistic life.
Writer and choreographer Serge Bennathan confronts the reality of becoming an ‘artistic orphan’, a challenge that every artist faces as important people and influential mentors in their lives disappear. Bennathan’s poetry, performed byAryo Khakpour, interweaves with Karissa Barry and Hilary Maxwell’s powerfully physicality, inviting us to reflect on the essence of beauty.