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Fear and Greed

Frédérick Gravel

Frédérick Gravel in a solo: his outlandish vision of the world, his irony, his lengthy questions without answers, his singular style of movement, his guitar and his pop attitude.


Frédérick Gravel in a solo. His outlandish vision of the world, his irony, his lengthy questions without answers, his singular style of movement, his guitar, his pop attitude. A Festival regular usually surrounded by dancers, here he takes the stage by storm as only he can, portraying the twists and turns of his sardonic mind and the originality of his unique style. Jump in for the ride!

With the elegance of a panther and the candour of a man who can’t be fooled, the choreographer, dancer and musician pulls out all the stops. He has fun concocting a character, a sort of self-fascinated double, and is accompanied by veteran musicians under the direction of Philippe Brault. His artistic accomplice Étienne Lepage serves as dramaturge. As always, a common thread is his distinctive way of shattering any desire for comfort, for building a world without any certainty, without frank, candid debate. A firebrand.


Produced by DLD-Daniel Léveillé Danse
Directed, conceived and performed by Frédérick Gravel
Dramaturgy and Texts Étienne Lepage
Artistic Assistant and Rehearsal Director Jamie Wright
Music Director Philippe Brault
Music created by Nicolas Basque + Philippe Brault + Frédérick Gravel + José Major
Lighting Design Alexandre Pilon-Guay
Musicians Nicolas Basque + Philippe Brault (2 & 4 juin) + Jean-Luc Huet (1 juin) + José Major
Soundman Louis Carpentier
Stylist Dave St-Pierre
Outside Eye Katya Montaignac
Technical Coordinator and Production Manager Vanessa Beaupré

Co-produced by Festival TransAmériques + Regina A. Quick Centre for the Arts (Fairfield) + Muffatwerk (Munich) + Atelier de Paris / CDCN (Paris) + Montévidéo (Marseille) + Centre culturel de Notre-Dame-De-Grâce + Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster) + Ceprodac / Centro de Producción de Danza Contemporánea (Mexico City)

Frédérick Gravel is a member of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique

Written by Diane Jean
Translated by Neil Kroetsch

Presented in association with Usine C 

Premiered at Festival TransAmériques, Montreal, on June 1, 2019


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Frédérick Gravel (Montreal)
DLD - Daniel Léveillé Danse

A choreographer, dancer, musician, singer and lighting designer, Frédérick Gravel’s work is intelligent, unruly, apparently casual and profoundly relevant.

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