Paysages Élargis / Widening Landscapes
2019 - 2021
Following on from the success of the success of their Paysage Mixted/Mixed Landscapes project, Scottish screendance artist and director Katrina McPherson and Quebec choreographer and Artistic Director of Le Fils d’Adrien danse received a further 2 years of support the British Council/Quebec government’s Connections Fund. The new Paysages Élargis /Widening Landscapes project will enable the pair to extend their cross-cultural collaboration to involve a wider network of artists, producers and audiences.
Working with dancers form Quebec and from Scotland, Katrina and Harold have started work on a new dance film with exploring morality in the 21st century. During late April and early May 2019, Katrina and Harold spent 4 days in residency at Dance Base, followed by 3 days in North East Scotland, during which they began work on this ambitious project, working with three dancers Lewis Landini (Scotland), Aicha Bastien N’diage (Quebec) and Jean-Françoise Duke (Quebec). As part of this, they presented live and filmed material as a work in progress at Dance North’s RISE Festival 2019.
In August 2019, Katrina received funding from Creative Scotland towards the continued development of this collaborative project. Additional support has also been gratefully received from the BC| QC Connections Fund of the British Council and Le Ministere de la Culture et des Communications du Quebec; Le Ministere des Relations Internationales et de la Francophonie du Quebec; Dance North (Scotland); Le Fils d’Adrien danse; Dance Base, Edinburgh and La Maison pour la Danse, Quebec City.
In September 2019, Katrina and Lewis spent a week in Quebec City, in residence with Harold and Le Fils at La Maison Pour la Danse, during which time Katrina and Harold worked with the three dancers, to further develop the project, including filming on location in and around Quebec City. The next stage of this project continues through Winter 2019/Spring 2020.