MANGA takes its inspiration from the sense of continuous movement featured in the Japanese comic book tradition of the same name. Employing this “manga-style”, the two dancers are at once subtle, poetic and ferocious. Lifted by the exquisite music of Bertrand Chenier, the audience is taken on an emotional journey that is propelled by the dancers’ extreme physicality, stillness and delicate movements.The dancers are like comic book heroes on an epic journey – a journey that will reveal the elegance of the inner dancer, the one that lives within all of us.

Collaborators working with Bennathan include Bertrand Chenier (music), James Proudfoot (lighting) and Jay Gower Taylor (environment). MANGA is the continuation of a creation cycle started with Absences created in 2006 for Dancemakers (Toronto) and Je, Tu, Il ou Elle created in 2007 for Anatomica (Vancouver).


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