March 8th, 2019. 2:00 PM, Room L7-140. Livingston Hall, Montreal General Hospital.
Convergence Sci-Art Art-Sci Conferences.
Caroline Laurin-Beaucage, choreographer, performer, researcher, and teacher.
Concordia Faculty of Fine Arts and L'Organism.
Looking Inside to Unfold
Camera & Edition: Cristian Zaelzer.
The Convergence Initiative, in partnership with the BRaIN Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program and the Faculty of Fine Arts of Concordia University, is pleased to introduce Caroline Laurin-Beaucage.
Caroline Laurin-Beaucage has been active as a choreographer, performer and teacher for the past 20 years. She graduated from The School of the Toronto Dance Theater and has been teaching contemporary dance technique at Montreal’s Concordia University since 2005. She is the founder of L’organisme and has served as the company’s artistic director since its creation.
She has danced for choreographers such as Ginette Laurin (O Vertigo), Jacques Poulin-Denis, Paul-André Fortier and Jean-Pierre Perreault. In 2001, she began her own choreographic process and created several pieces presented in Montreal in various venues and festivals such as Agora de la danse and Festival TransAmériques as well as in France, Hungary, Germany and South Korea. In 2016, Habiter sa mémoire, an outdoor performance has been presented in more than 15 different cities in Canada, Europe and Asia. In 2018, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts program’s New Chapter, she presents the ambitious diptych Ground and Rebo(u)nd in collaboration with Montréal Danse.
She’s fascinated by the human body, which she places at the centre of her choreographic research. She questions the biomechanical and neurological mechanisms that govern us and seeks to reveal details that appear invisible—the blind spots that inhabit us. By appealing to notions of memory, cycle and repetition, she advances a gestural language that evokes humankind’s never-ending battle against gravity and gives expression to the power, animality and profundity of the human condition by straying from social and cultural codes. Through live performance and installation, she attempts to reveal the thin transparent thread that connects us to life and to our fellow beings.
How different aspects of research in neurology and neuroscience can inform and expend ideas in the creative process. How does theory can be a point of departure to craft live art, direct movement and build an artistic proposition with human depth and liveliness? In this talk; looking inside to unfold, she will be sharing all the steps of her creative process and bridging the various research to the artistic propositions and how this process had an affect the final product and the team of creation.
The Convergence Sci-Art/Art-Sci Conferences are a series of talks focussed on the crossover of disciplines with science, especially arts and communication. The talks cover subjects like the influence of media on modern science, the public perception of the scientific method, neuroscience popular misconceptions, neuroscience and technology in the medical practice, or science immersed artistic practice.
The Convergence Initiative is a non-for-profit initiative developed in partnership with the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program of the RI-MUHC and Concordia Faculty of Fine Arts. It is supported by the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, McGill University Integrated Program in Neuroscience, Visual Voice Gallery, and the Montreal General Hospital Foundation.