Til dæmpet Chopin sprænger fem nøgne dansere grænserne for fysisk udholdenhed i canadiske Daniel Lévelliés mesterværk - i al beskedenhed.

"Hr. Leveille har lavet en dans, der lever i hvert øjeblik" - New York Times

"En aften fyldt med gådefuld og fascinerende renhed" - Die Presse, Wien

"You can’t possibly connect the religious and the scientific interpretation of the origin of life more successfully in one hour" - General Anzeiger, Bonn

Summary
Four bodies given over to the dance, reveal what has taken refuge behind the strange, white skin : muscle, water, breath, energy, an outlook on life, so alive and aware of the other, in spite of, or maybe because of, a need to not be entirely alone. Amour, acide et noix speaks of solitude, but also and most specifically of the infinite tenderness of touch, the harshness of life and the desire for avoidance or escape from these bodies, often so heavy. Amour, acide et noix presents nudity as the only true alternative to the reading of the body, frank and free of false modesty. Isn’t the skin the one true body costume?
 
Credits

CHOREOGRAPHER Daniel Léveillé

DANCERS Francis Ducharme, Justin Gionet, Jason Martin, Emmanuel Prolux, Gaëtan Viau, Ellen Furey

PRODUCTION. Daniel Léveillé danse

With the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Canada Concil for the Arts

Press excerpts
« … [Daniel Léveillé] has remained true to his overriding principle of exploring the human condition through dance that is raw, immediate and vulnerable. The dancers are not men and women, but microcosms for humanity as a whole. »- The Globe and Mail, Toronto« All this is as disturbing as it is compelling. Léveillé isn't just showing passive spectators a world of naked people; he forces us into the participatory act of confronting our taboos and desires. »
- The Village Voice, New York

« … [Daniel Léveillé] challenges us with a choreography that captures the imagination. »
- Der Standard, Vienna

« … releases a rage hard as steel and, paradoxically, soft as the skin. »
- Le Monde, Paris

« Amour, acide et noix  is clearly about being and not the appearance of being; it is a work that reinvests the body with all of its beauty, andbeing with all of its strength and human dignity By giving the body – or giving it back – its voice, Léveillé succeeds,  all at once, in touching on human being as a whole. »
- Le Devoir, Montréal

« Only the next morning does the complex arrangement of feelings inside me clarify. I have felt this before and am able to name it. It is heartbreak. »
- The Dance Insider, New York