No Exit, a play by Jean-Paul Sartre, is the inspiration behind this new creation from Alexandra “Spicey” Landé, In-Ward. The famous but accurate quote "Hell is other people" highlights the complexity of human relationships; it challenges us and disturbs us. Our relationships with others are often a source of conflict; what happens when a group of individuals are forced to live together whether in a family context, school or even more dramatic, in prison or a psych ward?
As a kind of forced coexistence, this type of experience, while banal and complex at the same time, presents a huge challenge and can create a feeling of deep isolation. Ghettoization, intersubjectivity, and dual consciousness can result from this dramatic circumstance throwing its players further in the depth of solitude.
Choreographer and Artistic director: Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé
Dancers: 6 – With dancers collaboration
Ja James ‘Jigsaw’ Britton Johnson
Christina ‘Hurricane Tina’ Paquette
Nindy ‘Banks’ Pierre-Louis
Jonathan ‘JStyle’ Mokuma
Elie-Anne ‘Rawss’ Ross
Music conception: Richard “Shash’U” St-Aubin – Silence D’Or & Jai Nitai Lotus
Light Conception and Technical Directors: Benoit Larivière & Leticia Hamaoui
Artistic advisor: Anne Plamondon
Outside eye: Frédérique Dumas & Helen Simard
In-ward’s creation was supported by the Centre de Création O Vertigo - CCOV and its 2017-2018 co-production residency program.