The sound – and sight – of silence courtesy of Montreal’s Cas Public


These beautiful shots by photographer Damian Siqueiros intrigue me to go see the Montreal-based Cas Public at the intimate Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, associated with Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, presenters of artists of the French diaspora.

Known for its eloquent dance, Cas Public houses an atypical performer, Cai Glover, who overcame a hearing impairment to become a professional dancer. Choreographer Hélène Blackburn has taken the unusual step of using his disability as a point of departure for her new creation.

Blackburn’s “9,” set to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, reflects upon Beethoven’s deafness during its composition, as profound a mystery as any act of artistic creation.

Created in coproduction with Kopergietery, an adventurous Belgian performing arts center, based in Ghent, with a focus on children’s programming in theatre, dance and music, the work is kid-friendly, and a great introduction to the art of dance for families.

9 | Cas Public & Kopergietery | Theatre Raymond Kabbaz | Oct 26

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