Choreographer Noémie Lafrance explores human movements in man-made landscapes, creating a performance language that interacts with the environment and the audience.
"Melt" features eight dancers perched on a wall and wrapped in lanolin costumes and sculptural beeswax. They slowly melt away, progressing in euphoria and exhaustion as if approaching the sun, which is melting away their souls, escapes their ephemeral bodies and disintegrates into the light.
According to Lafrance, "the creation process pursues the intrinsic meaning of place for its historical, symbolic and energetic values and explores how places are marked by the 'life' of people and objects and vice versa. Between stage and reality, the performance unfolds as an intimate and unpredictable voyage for traveling viewers."