Louise
Lecavalier

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Battleground: now an album of the stage performance!

Battleground is a mad, unclassifiable dance work freely inspired by Italo Calvino’s novella, The Nonexistent Knight. The stage is a ring where two antiheroes wage a thousand extreme battles. Their feverish quest unfolds against an electronic vibe coloured by Antoine Berthiaume’s trance, minimalist techno, and glitch music, striking in the singular interplay of the guitars, the richness of the synthesizers, and the abundance of randomly-organized microsamples. The guitar tones morph from bright and crystalline to harsh and grating or to subtle and haunting. The score is a percussive, metallic voyage of obsessive rhythms that drives us forward like a bolting horse, sweeping us along from beginning to end.

Scheduled to tour for the next two seasons, Battleground, the dance work choreographed and performed by Louise Lecavalier, is now also an album, composed, performed, directed and mixed by Antoine Berthiaume with the complicity of his acolytes, Maxime Morin (DJ Champion), Marc Leclair (Akufen), and Rob Heaney.

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DOCUMENTARY ON LOUISE LECAVALIER

Shooting has just ended for a documentary on Louise Lecavalier directed by Raymond St-Jean and produced by Michel Ouellette (producer of two other films spotlighting the dancer). Illustrated by dance scenes recreated especially for the camera, the film is a mosaic-like, close-up portrait of the artist, who mines her own life to nourish her art, through joys, encounters, friendships, and challenges. Scheduled for release this upcoming spring.

Corps rebelles

Louise Lecavalier stands out in Corps rebelles, an exhibition, presented at Quebec City’s Musée de la Civilisation in 2015-2016 and at Musée des Confluences in Lyons in 2016-2017. In it, she embodies virtuosic dance, her body magnified in all its glory, pushing its limits even as it reveals its fragility and poetry.

Photo: André Cornellier

Calendar
2017

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Program

15 July
2017
21:00 Stuttgart, Germany Colours Dance Festival Battleground
16 July
2017
20:00 Stuttgart, Germany Colours Dance Festival Battleground
11 October
2017
20:00 Copenhagen, Denmark Republique Battleground
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