Animal Triste

MAYDAY  |  Quebec

Choreographer  |  Mélanie Demers

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

“We humans draw from the vast history of the world to highlight our own little stories. From the evolution of species to the fall of civilizations, we push forward. ” – Mélanie Demers

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.

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.

Photography © Mathieu Doyon