Passageways To Diluted Happiness
Music by James Bunton
For : Forcier Stage Works
Credits : Composed, performed, engineered, mixed.
Toronto, ON - The Winchester Street Theatre, DanceWorks CoWorks Series Event (June 2008)
Marie France Forcier (Forcier Stage Works)
About Passageways to Diluted Happiness:
“As a choreographer, Forcier deals with topics of substance. Her five dancers explore states of bliss, or more specifically, the moments of loss that make the times of bliss more exquisite. I found the work to have a melancholy air, aided by composer James Bunton’s score that moved between electronica drone and gentle melody.
Forcier’s elegiac choreography for the piece is one of physical manipulation, one or more dancers on another. Her signature is arm and hand gestures that propel movement, and she has a deft hand at meaningful repetition. One can certainly read images into the stage pictures presented by her fine dancers.” Paula Citron, Classical 96.3 fm, 2007
Forcier Stage Works is a contemporary dance company based in Toronto (Canada), known to develop choreographic works that combine substantial subject matter of sociological nature with evocative, raw and purposeful movement. Project based since 2005, FSW consistently works with the same core group of individuals, including artistic director Marie France Forcier, composer James Bunton and performers Heather Berry-MacPhail, Molly Johnson and Brendan Wyatt. This format provides the flexibility for company members to maintain successful independent careers while simultaneously providing the familiarity of a full-time company. Guest collaborators are commissioned to create with the group on a regular basis, allowing FSW to boldly investigate fresh perspectives from the strong foundation it has built over the years. Forcier Stage Works' and Marie France Forcier's activities are made possible by various governmental arts councils, but also in great part by the generous support of art lovers.