Tempting fate, Hélène Blackburn rises to the challenge of her first in situ work featuring several different versions: outdoors or indoors, by day or by night. With an urban
set, clever low-tech lighting, and contagious energy, LOVE ME TENDER has panache ! Produced with minimal resources, this hymn to resilience echoes with lost innocence and the feel of a bygone
era. Lively and precise, the masterful choreography flows with duets and solos that develop into trios, quartets, and ensemble work. The dancers morph into spectators, lighting engineers, and
participants. Playing with expectations and genres, this impromptu adventure uses shadows, reflections, and lights to express a relationship with others and with space, evoking a sensation of
rediscovered happiness through harmony and community. With music by Martin Tétreault and Dear Criminals and samples of songs by old-school crooners, this performance is a refreshing breath of
freedom that captures the spirit of our time.
LOVE ME TENDER is a creation of Cas Public. This creation has benefited of a creation residencies : Agora
de la danse (Montréal, Canada), Maison de la culture Montréal-Nord (Montréal, Canada) et la Maison de la culture du Plateau Mont-Royal (Montréal, Canada).