Britney X

The Principle of Pleasure

by & with Gerard X Reyes
THUR 08 JUNE • 22.00 P.M.
Dance • 1h • Concert Hall
THE PRINCIPLE OF PLEASURE is an immersive dance solo created by and for Gerard X Reyes, that searches for pleasure beyond social rules. It eschews the conventions of a dance show by inviting the audience into a game of seduction using elements of voguing, bondage, stripping and drag. Set to original remixes of songs by pop icon Janet Jackson, the performer and audience erase the boundaries that divide them to find the desire within and between their bodies.
After this performance, Gerard X Reyes gives his workshop NO GUILT IN PLEASURE on the following day in the Jaki Klub in which he discovers the dance forms voguing and striptease with you.
Gerard X Reyes
For the past twenty years, Gerard Reyes’ artistic practice has addressed the sensual and sexual body. Reyes is a non-binary (he/they), queer Uruguayan- Canadian dancer, choreographer, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, Intimacy Coordinator and Pioneer of the Montreal Ballroom community.
As a dancer, Reyes spent seven years as a member of the Compagnie Marie Chouinard (2006-07; 2009-13), for which they performed eight works of the repertory, have performed on international tours, and received a Gemini Award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for Best Performance in Chouinard’s film, »bODY_rEMIX«. Reyes has performed extensively for many other choreographers including Jérôme Bel, Benoît Lachambre, Bill T. Jones, Luther Brown and Amazon Leiomy Maldonado.
Production Team
Concept, Choreography, Performance and Prelude Remix: Gerard Reyes • Original Composition and Remixes: Devon Bate • »Control« Remix: Ty Harper • Featuring the music of: Janet Jackson • Light Design: Karine Gauthier • Costume Design: Vincent Tiley, Leigh Gallim • Make up: Christopher Lee • Helmet Design: Persona non Grata • Artistic Advisors: Archie Burnett, Ami Shulman, Jose Xtravaganza, Benoît Lachambre, Amazon Leiomy, Kristina Marlen, Jordan Hall, Matjash Mrozewski • Technical director: Emilio Cordero • International Distribution: PLAN B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts
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