Enter the universe of Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren and explore unknown territories where ever-present emotions can arise even in the most abstract moments.
Experience the creativity and inventiveness of a man who never stopped trying to extend the limits of his art. Film and theatre have a lot in common; both try to show us our world in a new way, to touch us and fill us with wonder. McLaren, who dreamed of being a dancer, was a choreographer of images. His creative genius, power and humanism are celebrated as never before, as mixmedia masters Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon employ the wizardry of virtual projection, developed by 4D art, to carry the audience into McLaren’s world. Intertwining film, interviews, visual and sound landscapes and live movement, as interpreted by performer and choreographer Peter Trosztmer, this one man tour de force, concurrently presented in English and French, pays fittingly bold and imaginative homage to a creative legend.
Co-commissioned by: La Place des Arts de Montréal; National Arts Centre - Quebec Scene, Ottawa; Luminato Festival, l"Espace Jean Legendre - Scène conventionnée de Compiègne, France.