Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.

3 dancers, 30 minutes
Premiere Dates: February 9 – 12, 2012 at Studio Hydro-Quebec, Monument National
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Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt (Trailer) from Dorian on Vimeo.

Artistic Team:
Concept: Dorian Nuskind-Oder and Simon Grenier-Poirier
Choreography: Dorian Nuskind-Oder
Sound Design: Simon Grenier-Poirer
Additional Music: “Insensatez” Antonio Carlos Jobim
Dramaturg/Rehearsal Director: Neil Sochasky
Interpreters: Rose-Marie Theriault, Ashlea Watkin, Dorian Nuskind-Oder
Project Mentor: Emmanuel Jouthe

Performance History:
February 2012: Monument National, Montreal, Quebec
April 2013: Live Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 2013: La Rotonde, Quebec City, Quebec

Piece Description:Because cinematic style dominates our visual landscape, it holds tremendous power over the contemporary viewer. I am continually looking for ways to repurpose this vocabulary as a method for framing and contextualizing my choreography. Partially inspired by the style of David Lynch, Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt embraces an enigmatic, imagistic approach to storytelling. Utilizing an aesthetic that is both space and dramatic, three women move in and out of the shadows in a series of interwoven vignettes.


“Nuskind-Oder has a strength for creating tone (…) Her influences are cinematographic – David Lynch is not far – her intelligence is obvious, her sensitivity also (…) Poetry emanates. A must see. And an artist to follow. ” – Catherine Lalonde, Le Devoir

Catherine Lalonde’s review for Le Devoir  (in french only – english translation)

“(…) evokes on stage the flexibility of cinematographic fiction, which opens within the dance a space for freedom, inconsistencies, ruptures and contrasts – it is liberating (…) It is delightful. ”  – Brigitte Manolo, Dfdance

Brigitte Manolo’s review for Dfdanse (french only)

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