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Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights
March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until March 16, 2019
In honour of the 500th anniversary of the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, the acclaimed choreographer Marie Chouinard creates a living canvas, embodying the seething, teeming fecundity of Bosch’s most infamous masterpiece. Backed by Louis Dufort’s original score and brimming with Chouinard’s visual wit, the performance unfolds in quixotic tableaus of wonderment and horror that combine erotic entanglement and stunning choreography.
“We are thrilled to welcome audience favourite Compagnie Marie Chouinard to the DanceHouse stage for their third appearance,” says Jim Smith, Artistic and Executive Director of DanceHouse. “Chouinard’s deep respect for the human body and its expressive potential is inspiring and thought-provoking. She consistently operates at the vanguard of her field, shattering boundaries with each of her astonishingly original and challenging works. When describing the creative process behind Hieronymus Bosch, Chouinard has expressed the joy she felt in paying homage to a master artist — I have no doubt audiences will be in awe of this exquisite creation.”
Hieronymus Bosch was a Dutch draftsman and painter from Brabant working in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. His vibrant colours and heavy impasto brushstrokes were deployed in service of visual cautionary tales, heavily filtered through his fertile imagination. His fantastical creations stand out against his Northern Renaissance peers, whose smoothly effaced style was applied to historical tableaus, scenes from everyday life, and didactic religious topics. Modern art historians cite Bosch, with his symbolic imagery and nightmarish figures, as an important influence in the Surrealist movement of the 20th century.