“Lost melodies”, the music of Patrick Watson sublimated by dance
An image of “Lost Melodies”
To help us wait until the reopening of venues, Télé-Québec offers this very beautiful and moving adaptation of the dance show Vanishing Mélodies (Lost Melodies), inspired by the music of Patrick Watson.
Created by the Ballets Jazz de Montréal last November, Lost Melodies poetically recounts the torment of a woman who receives an unequivocal diagnosis.
Her inner journey begins in a cold and austere, right in the city centre. Fourteen dancers bustle around her, in front of impersonal office towers or even in a gloomy underground parking lot.
Then, we follow this woman and her ghosts in nature, in a setting suddenly warmer. The graceful choreographies carried by Patrick Watson's high-flying music take us through a whole range of emotions.
Hats off to Télé-Québec, which, instead of just filming yet another stage recording, had the very good idea of creating a film adaptation of a show. The result, of great beauty, is all the more striking.
Lost Melodies will be broadcast this Saturday at 9 p.m. on Télé-Québec.