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Yeux de Cérès

Concept and performance: Eduardo Ruiz Vergara + Ilya Krouglikov

Dramaturgy: Jessie Mill

Artistic collaboration: Ginelle Chagnon

Lighting: Hugo Dalphond

Costumes and props: Carolina Murillo-Morales

Production: Kapostroff (Montreal) + Estantres Danza (Bogotá)

Support: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (Vivacité Montréal grant), Studio 303 (artistic residency), MAI (mentorship program), UQAM Theatre and Dance departments (studios)


A dialogue straddling varying genres and traditions, Yeux de Cérès transports the audience to a universe of metamorphoses, a meeting between two mutating bodies and disparate voices. The accomplices develop a gestural score inspired by myths and dreams, but rooted in the everyday. Monsters, Cyclopes and other imaginary creatures emerge from familiar movements and kitchen stories. Like an offering to Ceres, goddess of harvests and fertility, this journey brings the fertility of the mind to the limits of reality.

Choreographer, performer and co-director of the company Estantres Danza, recipient of numerous awards and recognitions in Colombia, Eduardo Ruiz Vergara has contributed to more than fifteen creative productions since 2001. His pursuit of a corporeal language has brought him to explore the intersecting relationships between sound, image and movement, in particular in Concierto para cuerpo created in 2009. Eduardo carried on his interdisciplinary research with Antesdelantes (2010) and as co-director of the Grado Cero « Teatralidades Expandidas » festival in Bogotá. Now settled in Montreal, he is exploring the notion of the poetic body in a doctoral program in artistic studies and practices at UQAM.

Following an eclectic journey, Ilya Krouglikov first discovered mathematics before devoting himself to theatre studies and to directing. He initiates ‘undisciplined’ projects though an experimental approach driven by an almost scientific curiosity. In 2009, he collaborated with musicians, actors, dancers and circus artists to create Toujours déjà tombé, an unruly conference on a meeting of the arts. An experienced fencer, he is drawn to choreography and has participated in a number of dance workshops, namely with Jocelyne Montpetit and Guy Cools. As a performer, he has appeared in Dans la peau (2011) and Oriri (2013) by Sarah Dell’Ava. As a dramaturg, Ilya also accompanies creative processes for the stage, most recently for Entailles (2014) by Caroline Laurin-Beaucage.

Useful Info


26-27 September 2014 at 8 pm


MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)

3680 Jeanne-Mance st.

Tickets online or at 514 982-3386

18$ / 15$ for groups (10+)


Yeux de Cérès card
[FR] Communiqué de presse [pdf]
[EN] Press Release [pdf]

[FR] Dfdanse :: La langue des poètes (Brigitte Manolo)
[FR] Europa Latina TV :: Yeux de Cérès, compte-rendu (Alice Frémont)
[FR] Dfdanse :: Chimie corporelle, alchimie humaine (Margot Cascarre)

[ES] Europa Latina TV :: Aquel día en que dejé de ser yo… (Enrique Garcia)
[ES] Radio Canada international :: Yeux de Cérès u Ojos de Ceres (Pablo Gómez Barrios)
[ES] Europa Latina TV :: Entrevista con Eduardo Ruiz Vergara / pdf

[RU] Наша Газета :: Современная сцена: в поиске новых форм (Людмила Пружанская)
[RU] Место Встречи Монреаль :: Волшебное - это не обязательно сказки (Светлана Мигдисова)