Liklik Pik remixes fraternal gestures and animal impulses in a dynamic trans-disciplinary duo. Playfully evoking the pig as a totem animal – the little piggy of fairy tales and its alter ego, the dirty, nasty swine. Choreographer George Stamos and his dance partner Dany Desjardins play with these multiple facets, combining references to pets, gay culture, food fetishes, and male stereotypes. Through clever role-play and an intensely physical somatic score Liklik Pik presents humans in a new light allowing for a free and loose approach to the male body. LikLik Pik favors a collage of situations and absurd humor that is audacious, and deceptively light.
“I’m continually researching how the body is inhabited, projected, presented, contextualized, and perceived. The body has a sophisticated natural ability to gather and transmit information that I find fascinating. In my practice I tune, and utilize this ability in collaboration with other artists and other media to create transdisciplinary performance situations. The empowerment of individuals both symbolically and physically, has been an undercurrent interest in my practice. I aim to stimulate both the imagination and the intellect in the audience.”
Chorégraphe/Directeur artistique - George Stamos
Interprètes - Dany Desjardins & George Stamos
Répétitrice - Sarah Williams
Conception sonore - Jackie Gallant & George Stamos
Éclairages/Direction technique - Karine Gauthier
Vidéaste - Dayna McLeod
“ It is a clever bit of sabotage in that it not only breaks down the proverbial fourth wall but clears the way for the action which follows, much of it disturbingly bes- tial...Humans become animals through a loss of moral direction, a loss of civilized control....It’s a deadly serious game. And it makes for terrific theatre. With Liklik Pik, Stamos effectively holds up a mirror to society to reflect the beast coiled within, waiting to attack.”
Deirdre Kelly, Critics at Large, 2012
Liklik Pik premiered at Dancemakers Center For Creation in Toronto in January 2012 at the TWOBYFOUR Festival, was performed at the 2012 Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa, The OFFTA in Montreal, and will tour across Canada in 2013. Liklik Pik received support from Nyata Nyata, Oboro Gallery, The Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and is a co-production with l’Agora de la Danse.
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