Thirst is a contemporary dance performance that uses water as its guiding principle to direct the choreography, the music composition, scenography and video projections. Water is the life force of all things – Thirst reflects on the perilous crisis of water as a global issue and focuses on the transformation of its three states; solid, liquid and vapour through bodily systems governed by water. Thirst contemplates a liberated world enhanced by global consciousness.
Since 1998, Suzanne Miller & Allan Paivio Productions has worked toward a hybrid, poly-cultural repertoire of new dance and music unique to Canada. The distinctive character of the company derives from an ongoing series of cultural and artistic exchanges that feed our creative process.
Collaborating since 1985, Suzanne Miller and Allan Paivio envelop their audiences in a total theatre that combines hypnotic choreographic sequences with electrical aural landscapes. With sound and movement they merge every facet of the performance experience into an integrated encounter with the sublime.
Their career as a choreographer and composer team has evolved over the past two decades. Productions in the theatre and site-works have toured throughout Canada, the United States, the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, Venezuela and most recently in the Middle East.
You can watch a video of the performance here.
Choreographer – Suzanne Miller
Composer – Allan Paivio
Dancers – Suzanne Miller and Magali Stoll
Collaborators – Sophie Daubisse, Karsten Kroll
Set Design and Costume – Suzanne Miller
Rehearsal Director - Catherine Lavoie Marcus
Technical Director and Lighting Design – Karine Gauthier
Photo Credit – Francois Bergeron