40 + 30 min
Théâtre Aux Écuries
Ugly Feelings emerges from a documentation practice of archiving non-cathartic (awful) emotions, considering the possibility of their (re)presentation as they are constantly reabsorbed and reconfigured. This piece cultivates and values imperfection, transpiring and making mistakes, as well as real or imagined circumstances that thwart action.
It is a sort of cold meat – an obituary of what is being experienced, already dead at the moment it becomes represented.
Caroline Gravel is a Montreal-based dance artist who creates performative pieces for live and digital spaces. Recognized for her work as a contemporary dance performer, she participates in pieces by Montreal choreographers, as a dancer or collaborator, on local and international stages. Her practice questions the division between memory and experience through the documentation of events, specifically how they are (re)presented.