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Creation, fertility, birth, life, death... We move from one to the other and everything is connected, overlapping in a constantly renewing cycle. The rhythm, initially enveloping, cradles life. Then the pace quickens, the breath intensifies. The expanding spiral opens towards a new path. And the end, in fact, is only the beginning. Another life begins.

  • Melissandre T-B
    Rouge pamplemousse
  • Roxane Duchesne-Roy
  • Melissandre T-B
    Rouge pamplemousse
  • Melissandre T-B
    Key Cast
    Rouge pamplemousse
  • Melissandre T-B
    Rouge pamplemousse
  • Emilie Clepper
  • Roxane Duchesne-Roy
  • Victor Saliba
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    L'autre vie
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
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  • Rallye de videodanses lanaudoises
    Joliette, Quebec
    October 1, 2022
    World Premiere
  • The Her Vision Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    June 16, 2023
    International Premiere
    Quarter finalist
  • Divine Feminine Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    October 27, 2023
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Cent meandres - Arts & decouvertes
    Sales Agent
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Melissandre T-B

Finalist for the CALQ-Artist of the Year Award in Lanaudière in 2021 and 2022, a graduate of the Jeune Ballet du Québec, Mélissandre T-B is a multidisciplinary artist who works professionally as a performer, choreographer, entertainer, author and director.

Mélissandre draws inspiration from step dance, ballet and contemporary dance to choreograph. In 2018, she won the Performing Arts Prize at the Grands Prix Desjardins de la culture.

Her first film, “Rouge pamplemousse” (2020), premiered at FIFA 2021. Since then, the work has been shown by the GIV in Montreal, at the Rendez-vous de vidéo-poésie (Festival Poésie Montréal), at Quartiers Danses Montreal, in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, in the Laurentians and in Lanaudière. “Rouge Pamplemousse” was a finalist for the 2020 Grands Prix Desjardins de la culture, in the “Exceptional Project of the Year” category. The work is currently available on the FIFA platform year-round.

“Lives” is her second film, co-directed by Roxane Duchesne-Roy.

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Director Statement

My video work is strongly influenced by my initial practice as a dancer and choreographer. Both video and dance are an art of movement and images. I therefore approach the organization of movements in space and the visual composition of a video work as a choreographic work. The multiplicity of viewing angles as well as the variety of shots and framing brought by the video enhance this work by opening creative possibilities that the stage does not offer.

I am also interested in video because it allows dance to be transported into different universes. The choreography is greatly nourished by the space in which it unfolds, hence the interest in finding a non-stage setting to bring the movement to life. In the video, the strong evocative power of the places enriches the reading of the gestural score.

Of course, the body is very present in my videos, I like to stage it in all kinds of places, all kinds of states. More specifically, the feet occupy a special place in my moving works: they often initiate the gesture and I like that the visual attention is focused on this part of the body. Also, my unique choreographic signature combining Quebec step dancing, ballet and contemporary dance is a distinctive element of my creations. My strong performance experience allows me to deliver a generous and well-felt interpretation in my video works.

I am also very interested in the rhythmic work and the sound environment of a work, both at the cinematographic and choreographic level. Even more than the scenic work, the video allows me to play on the temporal flow of the dance that is shown. I like dynamic montages and film sequences with a fluid, natural rhythm. I work on the sound aspect of my choreographies by carefully choosing the rhythmic presence, the nuances of intensity, the speed, the metric. I am fascinated by non-metric and more random rhythms, and I am looking for an organic, visceral rhythm, which the body naturally expels following the physical transformation that takes place. A rhythm that reveals the feverishness that drives us.