Canadian Louise Lecavalier is an icon of contemporary dance. She became known for her overwhelming, energetic dance style developed in the 1980s-90s in collaboration with La La La Human Steps, the company of Édouard Lock from Montreal. Productions from that period have acquired a cult status, since she shared the stage with David Bowie and Frank Zappa. In 2006, at the age of 48, she- founded her own company.
In Stations, Louise Lecavalier uncovers all aspects of her soul. Her most personal creation so far takes away any doubt: the former muse of Édouard Lock is a dancer pur sang who is not afraid to break her own boundaries.
Stations is split into four scenes and four physical states: fluidity, control, meditation and obsessions. Lecavalier continues her dizzying exploration of dance: her technical virtuosity, stage presence and personality create a bomb of expressivity - out of this world and without any borders. She shows her most intimate sensitivities and is at times meditative, animalistic, playful and ethereal, setting loose all of her powers, with the light as only set element. Saxophone player Colin Stetson adds the power of his breath to the dancer's. When vitality and maturity join hands in this way, dance is in a state of grace.
Creditschoreography and performance Louise Lecavalier | choreographic assistant and rehearsal director France Bruyère | lighting design Alain Lortie | scenography advisor Marc-André Coulombe | music Colin Stetson, Suuns and Jerusalem in My Heart, Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld | original music & arrangements Antoine Berthiaume | costume Yso, Marilène Bastien | technical direction and production management François Marceau | production Fou glorieux | co-production tanzhaus nrw ( Düsseldorf), HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts (Dresden), Festival TransAmériques (Montreal), Usine C (Montreal), Harbourfront Centre, Performing Arts (Toronto), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs (Vancouver), Diffusion Hector-Charland (L’Assomption et Repentigny) | Fou glorieux is supported by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Montreal Arts Council
€ 26/22 (tier 1)
€ 22/18 (tier 2)
STUK with 30CC