Through Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, this bold show full of feelings stands up for the body as the language that unites us.
Known for its eloquent dance, the Canadian company Cas Public now includes an atypical performer, Cai Glover, who overcame a hearing impairment to become a professional dancer. The choreographer Hélène Blackburn uses his functional diversity as a starting point for this creation. How is it possible to capture the monumental grandeur of the Ninth Symphony, one of the masterpieces of the classical repertoire, if, like Beethoven, our hearing is impaired? 9 embodies this challenge through a bold journey of feelings for the whole family to enjoy. The work turns the absence of sound into a tool to make the differences that separate us disappear, and it stands up for the body as the language that unites us.
Founded in 1989 in Canada by the choreographer Hélène Blackburn, Cas Public starts from a process of investigation into choreographic creation based on the renewal of the contemporary approaches to dance. Renowned throughout the world as a leader in dance for young people, the company is noted for its high-energy dance and performance. Its shows stand out for their surprising virtuosity, physical eloquence and stage presence.