by Tomomi Morimoto

Choreography / Dance: Tomomi Morimoto
Composition / Music performance: Komodo
Fight choreography / Performance: Rénald Meunier Daure
Light design / Technical direction: David-Alexandre Chabot
Costume: Denis Olivier Caron
Artistic Consultant: David Pressault

Premiere: 2011
Length: Two versions
50-minute trio (1 dancer, 1 martial artist, 1 musician)
35-minute duo (1 dancer, 1 musician)

2011.03 MAI - Montréal, arts interculturels / Montreal, QC
2012.04 Festival Vue sur la relève / Montreal, QC
2012.08 Festival International Alternativo de Artes Escénicas Querétaro / Querétaro, Mexico
2012.12 Parcours Danse (excerpt) / Montreal, QC


Threshold: An entrance. A starting point. A boundary.
And if we decide to cross over…
Where will it lead us?
Where will it leave us?

In this trio for one dancer, one martial artist and one musician we are invited to experience the world of Tomomi Morimoto as she blends her own vision of contemporary dance with elements inspired by two powerful physical traditions, Butoh (Japanese performance art) and Wushu (Chinese martial art). Accompanied by renowned musician Komodo, the performers test the limits of their world and allow us to look past the threshold and to witness their most primitive and private selves.

Passionate, primal and highly physical, Threshold exposes the raw human energy that is the root of all things, and the potential it has to bind us.


The realization of this project was made possible by the generosity of the mentorship program at the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Vivacité Montréal program, and the Cirque du Soleil foundation.
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