Performers: Dominic Caron, Maryse Carrier, Annik Hamel, Rachel Harris, Benoît Leduc, Manon Levac, Frédéric Marier
Conseillère artistique: Kathy Casey
Collaborators: Antoine Bédard, Pierre Dextase, Karine Gauthier, Jeff Harrison
Year of premiere: June 11, 2008; Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa)
Commissioning partners: L’Agora de la danse, Canada Dance Festival, The Brian Webb Dance Company, The Vancouver East Cultural Centre, and The CanDance Network.
The relationships within this group of 7 people are slowly revealed through the circling of curious fragments of stories and words. “Identity and memory are built up, only to collapse into something more essential, something unnameable that spins in the centre of our souls.” Chase weaves together biographical stories ranging from early aviators to Alzheimer’s patients, many of whose family histories intersect in Labrador, giving the piece its name. It is a very personal work for the performers: besides telling their stories, once on stage they speak and sing to music created for their voices, while performing movement sequences.