SHARED BREATH

2023 / 40:00 MINUTES 

Shared Breath is a poetic and meditative piece that inspire us to reflect on isolation and the essential need for others.

Created by an extraordinary artistic team, Shared Breath features Roger Sinha’s daring choreography and original music composed and performed by Of Sound, Mind and Body, including Tim Brady on electric guitar, Helmut Lipsky on violin, and Shawn Mativetsky on Indian tabla and percussion. This introspective piece reveals emotional states and internal experiences resulting from isolation and the absence of the other.

At the origin of the piece, an urban space and a vision of performers wearing square structures, representing the social framework. Attached to their waist, the constructions restrict their movements and force the performers to find new ways of existing and relating to others. This musical, spatial and relational journey deeply questions the most intimate aspects of our being. In the choreography, moments of imbalance, agitation and insecurity are counterbalanced by moments of acceptance, resilience and connection. Eventually, they manage to clear a common path, a sign of transformation and renewal.

ABOUT THE CREATORS

Roger Sinha

Roger Sinha

Original concept & choreography

Roger Sinha is a choreographer, dancer, artistic director and founder of the company Sinha Danse, as well as one of the pioneers in the field of contemporary dance inspired by non-Western cultural practices in Canada. Throughout his more than 30 year career, he has created many distinct and original choreographies and received numerous recognitions and awards. In many ways, his personal story set the stage for his artistic work and defined his choreographic style for which he is recognized across Canada and beyond. Full biography here. 

OF SOUND MIND AND BODY

OF SOUND MIND AND BODY

ORIGINAL MUSIC

“Of Sound, Mind and Body” is the trio of composer/improvisers made up of Tim Brady (electric guitar, electronics), Helmut Lipsky (violin) and Shawn Mativetsky (tabla, percussion). These three musicians bring a remarkable range of experience and vision to the table: Lipsky is a classical and jazz violin virtuoso, Mativetsky is one of Canada’s foremost proponents of the traditional Indian tabla and of world music percussion, and Brady is an acknowledged international electric guitar innovator and composer.  Together, they work with a palette of sounds and ideas that encompass the history and future of musical expression. More information here.

CREDITS

ORIGINAL CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY Roger Sinha
DANCERS Amélia Lamanque, Olivia Jaen Flores, Emmanuelle Martin & Citlali Germé
Undestudy – Elsa Tellier
COSTUMES Emily Rose 
MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY Tim Brady, Helmut Lipsky & Shawn Mativetsky
VIDÉO & PHOTOS Remi Hermoso