Animal Triste

MAYDAY | Quebec

Mélanie Demers  |  Choreographer

Marc Boivin, James Gnam, Brianna Lombardo,
Riley Sims  |  Performers

While humans like to think they're the centre of the universe, nothing could be farther from the truth. In the great march of time, they are simply just sad little animals.

Animal Triste is a study of the nature and posture of humanity – poor and perishable one day, free and triumphant the next. Though human beings know that life is finite, they deny their mortality. They conquer, dominate, oppress. And procreate. Visceral and highly charged, Animal Triste will ask you to investigate how our instincts actually drive our relationships, despite our blinding delusions.

MAYDAY choreographer and artistic director Mélanie Demers uses the stage as a platform to examine the role of the artist, exposing the dark corners of the human condition.

Photo © Mathieu Doyon

Animal Triste is co-produced with Canada Dance Festival. MAYDAY is an associate company at the Agora de la danse, in artistic collaboration with the Centro per la Scena Contemporanea/Operaestate Festival.