Monday, April 4, 2011

Dance Icon Louise Lecavalier Returns to Toronto's Harbourfront April 13 - 16

From a media release:

Children & A Few Minutes of Lock
Louise Lecavalier/Fou glorieux
April 13-16, 2011 | Fleck Dance Theatre


Bittersweet and sweaty duets from an icon of Canadian dance.

In Nigel Charnock's Children, two people are plunged into the ecstasy and the agony of trying to stay together for the sake of their kids. The second piece, A Few Minutes of Lock, revisits three Édouard Lock duets, including excerpts from 2 and Salt.

Known for her work with La La La Human Steps, this is the first time Lecavalier has performed in Toronto since founding her own dance company in 2006. Her fascination is in the impulse of movement, which precedes all forms of human communication and allows us to read the soul. At 50, Lecavalier brings a unique perspective to her work by examining the relevance of dance through time. This is an absolute must-see for dance fans.



Children & A Few Minutes of Lock
Louise Lecavalier/Fou glorieux 

April 13-16, 2011 | $45 | Fleck Dance Theatre | 75 min.

EXTRAS

Opening Night Reception
Wednesday, April 13

Join the cast, Fou Glorieux company members, and the World Stage team for the opening night reception of Children & A Few Minutes of Lock at the Watermark Irish Pub and Restaurant (located in the Queen's Quay Terminal). Reception hosted by Bureau du Quebec.

Post Show Q-and-A
Thursday, April 14

Stay after the performance and engage with the cast and the World Stage Embassy in a lively discussion about Children & A Few Minutes of Lock. Hosted by Embassy member Cara Spooner.

Louise Lecavalier founded her contemporary dance company Fou Glorieux to have the freedom to explore and work with artists whose vision is close to her own. She brings together dancers and choreographers of all ages and different horizons to deepen the search for pure expression in dance creation.

Co-production: Fou glorieux, Festival Oriente Occidente (Rovereto); tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf); Festival TransAmériques (Montreal); l’Usine C (Montreal); Atmo Productions (North Hatley); as well as: the CanDance Network Creation Fund, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), Brian Webb Dance Company (Edmonton), Dance Victoria (Victoria). Supported by the Dance Section of the Canada Council for the Arts.

• learn more www.louiselecavalier.com

Image of Louise by Eduardo Rodriguez 2007

I have been a big fan of hers for many years - here's a vid of her work with La La La Human Steps - and David Bowie - in 1988:

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