Lina Cruz - Fila 13 Productions


Tempo al Dente (2017)

Length: 23 min

Choreography: Lina Cruz
Dancers of the first version: Raphaëlle Fougères and Geneviève Robitaille
Music: Philippe Noireaut
Costumes, props: Lina Cruz
Photo: Maxime Daigle

This work premiered in Quebec City at La Maison pour la Danse in October 2017, presented by La Rotonde

Maison pour la Danse (Quebec City, QC)

A co-production of Fila 13 and XYZ Collective

What to do with a two-faced clock, running around like a chicken without a head? Domestication, domestication!

Two adventurous and carefree characters depart on a grand voyage; a pet clock, finally subdued, follows obediently at their feet. The performers joyfully dwell in this choreography, their movements interconnect symbiotically, imbricating their bodies as if a contagious clockwork mechanism was, after all, overpowering them...

About Fila 13's works -
Tempo al Dente - "Cruz's work is original, never predictable. Her rich vocabulary punctuates here and there with humor, always applied with tact (...) Special mention to the dancers who, besides mastering a complexe choreography, integrate a prop to their partition - a clock in this case. A beautiful reflection on the passage of time."

Daphné Bédard Le Soleil, October, 2017

Tic-Tac Party - "Lina Cruz's dance vocabulary is decidedly audacious and offers unique findings, as amidst a madness in which her surreal imagination is playfully complicit (...)

Guylaine Massoutre
Revue de Théâtre JEU, March 2017 -

Morphs - "(...) this work by Lina Cruz, imprinted with as much sensuality as humour, as much physical prowess as audacity, is a true gift for the senses. (...)."

Yanik Comeau
Zone Culture, November 17 2021

Morphs - "(...) The unconscious, joyfully unveiled, is carried with versatile sensibility. It is an insatiable spotlight focused on the most colorful and vigorous of imaginations."

Guylaine Massoutre
Spirale Magazine, October 2021

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