Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie | AllOneWord

In Events on January 26, 2011 by danceumbrella

Dancer: Laurence Lemieux. Photo: John Lauener.

February 10-12, 2011

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie proudly present AllOneWord, an evening of dance works from acclaimed Canadian choreographer James Kudelka.

The evening is comprised of six works – three of them world premieres – from Kudelka’s SEE Series, a series of choreographies that employs a different number of dancers in each piece, with no thematic movement connecting the work. All the works in the SEE series are set to and inspired by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber’s Guardian Angel Sonata.

In AllOneWord, each of the six works will have a different musical arrangement of Biber’s beautiful Sonata for unaccompanied violin, directed and conceived by renowned composer and media artist John Oswald.

“When Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux start thinking about new projects, they literally end up taking dance to places where it has never been before.” – Susan Walker, Toronto Star

About Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC)

Founded in Quebec in 2000, by individually renowned dancers/choreographers (and husband and wife) Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC) – now based in Toronto – has distinguished itself by its innovative, unbridled vision and by an artistic range that encompasses intimate, emotionally honest productions and spectacular stage shows featuring some of Canada’s greatest dancers, as well as large-scale, almost legendary site-specific events. CLC has toured across Canada, into the United States where they appeared at the Fall for Dance Festival in New York City, Jacobs Pillow and in several other major U.S. cities, to China as part of the Fifth International Dance Festival in Beijing, and to both Mongolia and Russia. In 2009, CLC made its first visit to Brazil, where they were invited to perform at the Porto Alegre em Cena Festival. The company has produced and presented a diverse array of projects exemplifying artistic excellence and a compassionate community voice, qualities at the very heart of the company’s self-definition. Lemieux and Coleman continue in their outreach efforts to revitalize the place of dance and art in our society. CLC has been the subject of seven films, and CLC’s reconstruction of Kudelka’s masterwork, Fifteen Heterosexual Duets, was documented in a book initiated by Lemieux and published by Dance Collection Danse Press/es in 2006. CLC, who have just returned from a two-week run at Place Des Arts in Montreal, work out of their newly-renovated building, The Citadel, in Regent Park.

James Kudelka is widely acknowledged as one of North America’s most innovative choreographers. His mastery of both classical ballet and modern/contemporary dance has earned him commissions from companies as stylistically diverse as American Ballet Theatre, Chicago’s Hubbard Street Dance and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. Kudelka’s work covers an impressive range, from virtuoso pas de deux, through large-scale and always arresting adaptations of such classics as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Cinderella, to boldly innovative creative collaborations with dancers, designers and musicians. After nine distinguished years as artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada (1996-2005), James Kudelka continues to undertake collaborative projects that engage and challenge him as a choreographer. In 2008, Kudelka became CLC’s Resident Choreographer..


Regular Ticket: $38/28
Student/Senior Ticket: $32/22
Regular Package: $32/22
Student/Senior Package: $32/22
Flex Pass Eligible: Yes


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