Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep
FTA - Un temps pour tout
Presented as part of Festival TransAmériques. Please note that single tickets will be available om March 27 at 11AM.
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Children and adults, come on in! In a cozy atmosphere, the inventive and generous choreographer Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep combines the driving energy of three hip-hop dancers and two musicians to reveal their unique artistry. Here is a tribute to the talented artists Pax, Jigsaw and Sangwn and their incredible complicity. In a spirit of sharing, the performers freely pass on the baton, supported by the eclectic rhythms and distortions of drums and keyboard. It’s raw, explosive, joyful.
Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, aka Promo, grew up immersed in Montréal's breaking community. He becomes a member of the Sweet Technique group, with whom he has participateds in many competitions over the years, further developing his talents. To date, he has chalked up over thirty victories and is frequently invited to participate in competitions around the world, either as a participant or as a judge. His passion for the mastery of the body spurreds him to enter the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2011. Since then, he has worked with Animals of Distinction, Castel_Blast, RUBBERBANDance Group, 14 Lieux, and Lilith & Cie. Sovann continues to refine his approach through his own creations and the different various workshops he teaches.
Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep creates work that foregrounds his collaborators’ experience both as people and as artists. His performers are his raw materials, becoming primary subjects in and of themselves, with their identities as incidental themes. The piece explores his subjects’ various desires to self-marginalize, confound, understand, impress, transform, and self-sacralize. This exploration starts with an intense observation of how communication occurs form one moment to the next. The momentary awareness observed is then channeled into a present-consciousness that feeds a renewed sense of being-oneself.
- Produced by
- Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep
- Performed by and created with
- Jean-Édouard Pierre Toussaint alias Sangwn, Frédérique Dumas alias Pax, Ja James Britton Johnson alias Jigsaw
- Music composed and performed by
- Thomas Sauvé-Lafrance, Vithou Thurber-Prom Tep
- Caroline Gravel, Soleil Launière
- Set design
- Xavier Mary
- Lighting design
- Étienne Fournier
- Jean-François Gagnon
- La Chapelle Scènes contemporaines + 100Lux Résidences École de danse contemporaine de Montréal + Compagnie Marie Chouinard + Centre de création O Vertigo + Stable Studio
- World premiere
- 31 janvier 2019, La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines