Miss Linda and Greta

COME MEET DOLORÈZE LÉONARD AND ROXANNE DE BRUYN, ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE AT D'ARTS ET DE RÊVES

  • Have you ever stepped over a stream via a small bridge ?
  • Do you know how to cross bridge when with a group?
  • Crossing the bridge…

Whether it's raining, snowing, windy, sunny, or even too hot.... You'll have the chance to learn, with clowns named Miss Linda and Greta, the basics of crossing a small bridge safely.  Why yes, we will be crossing the bridge of the D'Arts et de rêves cultural park!

After the presentation, a discussion will enable you to learn more about these preposterous clowns!

Mark your calendar, this event, part of the Journées de la culture, will take place on Sunday, September 29 at 2 p.m. at D'Arts et de Rêves, 57 Principale Nord.

Reservation not required but much appreciated:  katherine@dartsetdereves.org

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Residency project

Clown artists Dolorèze Léonard and Roxanne de Bruyn met last April during the En Piste forum.

Inspired by Miss Linda and Greta, their pre-existing characters, Dolorèze and Roxanne decided to have them evolve in a common project around an original theme:  public safety.

"Our project, during this residency, will be to research and develop skits and stories around eight places, for example a pothole in an alley, land alongside railway tracks...  Miss Linda and Greta of the SMP j’écoute! (I'm listening) organization offer a security and protection service to the city of Montreal.  Through their insatiable quests, they create poetic, funny, absurd atmospheres that question urbanism and provide a fresh perspective to seemingly innocuous places."

Roxanne de Bruyn

 

After studying theater at the Conservatory of Brussels, Roxanne got involved in creations that aim to abolish boundaries between art and life.  She has devoted a large part of her work to research, to the physical work of actors, and to circus dynamics.  Roxanne created Greta, her first solo encounter on stage:  Greta is a prison guard, a character who questions the confined spaces through poetry, performance, text, and clowning.

Dolorèze Léonard

 

Actress, clown, buffoon, designer, director, trainer, coach, great traveler…  Dolorèze has been practicing her art for 38 years.  Founding member of the Cirque du Soleil, she participated in its first American tour.  Dolorèze also collaborates with the Vermont Bread & Puppet Theater.  Her career path has been varied and quite fulfilling!