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Workshop with Louise Lecavalier – Training/dancing

In Workshops on March 28, 2011 by danceumbrella

May 19th and 20th 2011

10:00 am to 1:30 pm (with a short break)
Dovercourt House – 805 Dovercourt Road, 3rd Floor
Full price $100 – Early bird $90
(with $25 non-refundable deposit by April 18th)

To register or for more info contact Tracey – atc@series808.ca

Series 8:08 https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19532319400

Workshop open to professional dance artists, and dance students in a professional dance training program.

This workshop will be divided into two parts, each one lasting approximately an hour and a half. The first part will be a training session based not on usual dance techniques, but on elements taken from boxing, as well as simple, dynamic, natural movements aimed at developing intensity and pushing stamina to its limits. In the second part, participants will perform a choreographic excerpt that – although it may seem simple at first glance – will demand the speed of execution, precision, and coordination of original movements characteristic of the style of choreographer Edouard Lock.

‘The starting point is my fascination for the impulse of movement, which precedes all forms of human communication and allows us to read the soul.’ Louise Lecavalier

Born in Montreal, Louise Lecavalier joined La La La Human Steps in 1981 in ‘Oranges’ and went on to perform in every one of the company’s productions until ‘Salt’ in 1999. The company’s symbol and luminary for nearly two decades, giving her heart and soul to her art, Louise embodied dance on the outer edge with passion and unrestrained generosity, dazzling audiences everywhere. In May 1999, she received the Jean A. Chalmers National Award, Canada’s most distinguished dance prize, and in February 2003, she received a Career Grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec. In December 2008, Louise Lecavalier was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of her illustrious contribution to contemporary dance. She regularly gives workshops and master classes in Canada and in Europe, while mounting creation projects both as an independent dancer and for her production company, Fou glorieux, a flexible working structure founded in 2006.

This workshop is a co-production with Harbourfront Centre:

Children / A Few Minutes of Lock
Louise Lecavalier / Fou Glorieux
April 13-16, 2011, at the Fleck Dance Theatre

Bittersweet and sweaty duets from an icon of Canadian dance.

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