Presentation June 3rd 2018 | 6:00 pm

Espace Bleu | Édifice Wilder


Untied Tales (the vanished power of the usual reign)

​Composer : Tomas Furey
Lighting design : Alexandre Pilon-Guay
Artistic advisor : Catherine Gaudet
Lighting assistant : Olivier Chopinet
Technical director : Karine Gauthier
Support during rehearsals : Samuel Lefeuvre et Jamie Wright
Outside eye : Benoît Lachambre et Francis Ducharme

Residency support : DAC - Danse à la Carte 2016, 2017, 2018

Agente : Stephanie Hinton, Fôve Diffusion

La première d’Untied Tales (The vanished power of the usual reign) a eu lieu en octobre 2015 à La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, à Montréal.


Untied Tales (The vanished power of the usual reign)


A darkly poetic duet, Untied Tales (The Vanished Power of the Usual Reign) unfolds like a dark tale. Inspired by Louise Murphy’s The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Story about War and Survival, this work by Peter Jasko and Clara Furey involves a meeting with the other, filled with tribulations, marvels and the unknown. In this hallucinogenic world, in which what the eyes do not see exist, there is a constant sense of urgency, reminding us of our final, inescapable destiny, where we know that we will know nothing.


Restless and adrift, these two beings together create a shared sensuality to serve as shelter. Despite everything, they manage to move about, silently discovering a world of invisibility, dreams and the unconscious, in which all the senses are at once scrambled and awakened. A tale of two bodies, Untied Tales probes our fear of the intangible, the indiscernible, proposing the only solution possible: a meeting with the Other.


La première d’Untied Tales (The vanished power of the usual reign) a eu lieu en octobre 2015 à La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, à Montréal.


Clara Furey - Choreographer and performing artist

A maverick creator who studied music at the Paris Conservatory and dance at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, Clara Furey is fascinated by the blending of forms, languages and codes that make up a living work. Ever since 2011, she has dedicated herself to choreographic creation and the performing arts. She started her career as a performer for several choreographers, including George Stamos, Damien Jalet and Benoît Lachambre, who had an important impact on her artistic process. The latter brought her to consider dance in all forms of movement, all breath, and all action of the body. Over the last few years, Clara Furey has been developing a process to materialize abstract emotions. As well, she has been developing works that are based on the hyper-awakening of sense perception.


Her process is profoundly trans-disciplinary, approaching choreographic creation as a crossroads between dance, music and performance. In 2011, she co-creates with the actress, Céline Bonnier, Hello… How Are You?. In 2012, she collaborated with Benoît Lachambre as a performer and musical director in the work Chutes Incandescentes; followed by Ciguë, co-created in 2014 with the French choreographer, Eric Arnal Burtshy, and Night Will Come, co-created with Michikazu Matsune at the Ethnological Museum of Vienna. Then in 2015, came Untied Tales (The vanished power of the usual reign) co-created with Peter Jasko. In 2016, Clara Furey took on the challenge of artistic direction and group choreographic creation with the project Cosmic Love presented in premiere by Danse Danse December 6th 2017. Furthermore, Montreal’s Museum of Contemporary Art invited her to create a cycle of 90 solo performances from November 2017 until April 2018 titled When Even The in the context of a large-scale exhibition, which is a tribute to Leonard Cohen: A Crack In Everything.

Peter Jasko - Choreographer and performing artist

Peter  Jasko was born  in 1982 in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia . He took his first dance classes with the  folk dance company Dumbier Slovakia, where he remained for eleven years. From 1996 to 2001,  Peter studied at the J. L. Bella Conservatory of Dance in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He continued his training at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava before entering the P.A.R.T.S. School  for Contemporary Dance in Brussels (2002), directed by Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker.   


His professional experience includes dancing with such international artists and companies as Opera Banska Bystrica, ASpO, Company Roberto Olivan, OXOXOX – Juri Konjar, G. Barberio Corsetti & Fatou  Traore,  and  Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Since 2001, he has also collaborated with David Zambrano  as both a performer and as assistant in his classes and workshops. Peter Jasko is the co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective, whose productions include Opening Night (2007), Journey Home (2009), The Koncert (2010) and Fragments (2012).


In 2014, he directed the Svalbard Company’s All Genius All Idiot. The following  year, Peter Jasko created Untied Tales (The vanished power of the usual reign) in collaboration with Clara Furey, which premiered at La Chapelle in Montreal. The same year Peter Jasko created performance for 300 seniors as a part of cultural city of Europe, Plzen 2015. For the past twelve years, he has taught in some forty-six countries around the world.