The radiant dancer Anne Plamondon embarks on a bold solo, her first, on the theme of mental illness. In collaboration with the actress, writer and director Marie Brassard, she superimposes
realities, presenting an almost panoramic vision of the subject matter. She is at times a lost man, his personality torn asunder, roiling with abnormal behaviours, spells of delirium and
incoherent demeanour; at other times a foundering woman in a state of collapse for whom the line between insanity and “normality” is an ever-shifting maze. She is also the fleeting memory of a
mentally ill person prior to the plunge into madness. With touching fragility she explores these grey zones, these states that haunt us and make us suffer, and the attendant lack of understanding
from others. Here the body is too small to contain thoughts that know no bounds. She invites us, body and mind, into a poetic dance theatre performance to take a look at these disturbing mental
states with The Same Eyes as Yours.
Created by Anne Plamondon and Marie Brassard
Choreographer and dancer Anne Plamondon
Dramaturge Marie Brassard
Lighting and Technical Director Yan Lee Chan
Music Njo Kong Kie, Garth Stevenson
Set Design Consultant Anick LaBissonnière
Production Manager Julie Brosseau Doré
CO-PRODUCTION AGORA DE LA DANSE AND NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE (OTTAWA).
CREATIVE RESIDENCY JACOB'S PILLOW.
© Michael Slobodian 2012
“ ✭✭✭✭ — Perhaps most impressive of all is Plamondon’s ability to give the impression of genuine vulnerability and honesty […]: it feels real, and that’s nothing less than a gift to the audience.
“ The Same Eyes as Yours, captivating and unsettling solo by Anne Plamondon. Delicacy so forceful that it is impossible to come away unaffected. ”
Aline Apostolka, La Presse.