von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
Saturday, June 30, 7:00pm
Sunday, July 1, 2:00pm & 5:00pm
Choreographer and performer Anne Plamondon danced in the companies of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Nederlands Dans Theater II, and Gulbenkian Ballet in Portugal. Between 2002 and 2016, along with choreographer Victor Quijada, she contributed to the development of RUBBERBANDance Group, first as a performer, then as artistic co-director of the company. After twenty years of practice as a dancer, Plamondon made her debut as a choreographer in 2012 with the solo, The Same Eyes as Yours. In this audacious first solo work, Plamondon dares to take on the subject of mental illness. In collaboration with actress, author, and director Marie Brassard, she superimposes realities to offer an almost panoramic view of this gripping theme. Touching in her fragility, she explores the grey zones that inhabit us and cause us suffering, the incomprehension of others, and the body, too small to contain limitless thought. In The Same Eyes as Yours, she draws us, body and soul, into a poetic dance-theater performance, inviting us to contemplate these troubling mental struggles.