Mile Zero Dance presents Running Piece: Montreal’s Grand Poney/Jacques Poulin-Denis

Oct 02 2019

Montreal’s Grand Poney/Jacques Poulin-Denis makes their long-awaited Edmonton debut

Mile Zero Dance presents Running Piece on November 1, 2019, at 8 p.m. at the Westbury Theatre (10330 84 Avenue).

Edmonton, AB — Running Piece from Montreal’s Jacques Poulin-Denis AKA Grand Poney is a bold work for dancer and treadmill. On this confined yet infinite space, a man travels without leaving, constantly forced to go forward. He moves through the situations and moments that define us. On the path of humanity and civilization, or on the transit to work, we are the high hope joggers, the overly capable multi-taskers, and the compulsive lateness sufferers.

Poulin-Denis is a composer, choreographer, director and performer. Undertaking projects that blur the boundaries between dance, music and theater, he creates humanistic and uncanny works that are both sensorial and thought provoking.

Based in Montreal, Grand Poney was established by Poulin-Denis, and has performed Running Piece recently in France, Germany, and Italy. Originally from Saskatoon, this will be Poulin-Denis’ first time performing in Edmonton, while taking Running Piece on a prairie Canadian tour. He will perform in Edmonton for one night only!

“Exhaustion and lack of time are at the center of a show that deals with the mad race of everyday life.”- Mario Cloutier, La Presse

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