Brianna Lombardo © Mathieu Doyon
Goodbye is a handbook for saying farewell, highlighting the thousands of miniature deaths we experience each day and the tendency we have to invent and reinvent new selves in order to make it through the consequent myriad mourning processes, imperceptible but ineluctable. Like a monster, endowed with instinct and intelligence, that has broken free of its creators’ control, Goodbye multiplies and divides, undergoes repetition and fragmentation, but never quite escapes the labyrinth of its own creation.
By exposing its underlying artifice and revealing its own secret codes, Goodbye uncovers a connection between how we analyze the creation of a work of art and the creation of the world.
Concept and choreography Mélanie Demers | Performers Brianna Lombardo, Chi Long, Jacques Poulin-Denis, Mélanie Demers | Sound design Jean-Sébastien Côté | Lighting Alexandre Pilon-Guay | Creation 2012
Goodbye is a co-production with the Festival TransAmériques. The project is supported by Canada Arts Council, Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and le Conseil des arts de Montréal, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique. Goodbye was created during creative residency periods at Garage Nardini (Bassano), Compagnie Marie Chouinard (Montréal), Usine C and at the Creation Centre O Vertigo (Montréal).