Skip to main content

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.


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

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:


Popular posts from this blog

Film News - imagineNATIVE Embargo Collective at the Berlin Film Fest

Hot Off the Presses:
(and gosh, doesn't that expression sound quaint these days?)

to have its European Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010
(Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 11.-21.02.10)

(Toronto, February 3rd, 2010) The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the official selection of the festival’s Embargo Collective programme for the Forum Expanded section of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. This programme of works was commissioned by the imagineNATIVE festival for its 10th anniversary and will have its European premiere Monday, February 15th, 8.30pm at Cinema Arsenal 2 and a repeat screening Wednesday, February 17th, 4pm at CinemaxX 6.

Curated by imagineNATIVE’s Artistic Director Danis Goulet, the Embargo Collective is an international group of seven Indigenous artists at the forefront of the changing global landscape of Indigenous cinema. Inspired by Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructi…

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Spring 2013 Toronto Performances

From a media release:

The new season brings
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
to new heights and new audiences

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
April 25-28, 2013 - Annual Toronto Season - World Premiere of Portales

TORONTO : Following on the heels of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company's (EESDC) 30th anniversary year where its production Aguas/Waters was named one of the top five dance shows of 2012 by NOW Magazine, the early months of 2013 are full of excitement and possibility for Esmeralda and the company, which brings the finest flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance to Toronto stages.

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
Company dancers Esmeralda Enrique and Paloma Cortés perform Spanish Classical dance with the celebrated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for A Night in Madrid featuring the Iberian flavoured music of composer Luigi Boccherini who made his home in Spain. His work is infused with the sounds of Spanish and gypsy folk music.

March 20-24 …

Guitar Rock | Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds Independent: May 31, 2019

Guitar Rock
Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds
Independent: May 31, 2019
Stream/Buy on Bandcamp
Stream it on Spotify

With tight musicians and intriguing lyrics, Happy Freuds delivers high energy guitar rock with stylistic flair on Echo Of Sounds, their debut release. Produced with a minimum of overdubs or fixes, the album consists of a mix of original material, rearrangements of works from others and selected, less known, classic rock.

A kinetic rhythm section is the bones of the music, offering interesting patterns that augment sometimes unexpected harmonic changes. It's brainy rock, in other words, meant for music lovers who can appreciate the quality. Teo's vocals are raspy and expressive, growly when necessary - perfect for the musical mode. Teo also covers lead guitar, adapt at ear worm leads, with a tone that can be clean or dirty as required

Their sound ranges from straight up hard rock in tracks like The Mountain to the pop-flavoured acoustic Background Noise and folky To …