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Stations [2020]

Louise Lecavalier

Driven by a pressing need to dance, Louise Lecavalier attains the fullness of her art in a spirited solo that pulsates on the very margins of the intimate.


Driven by a vital impulse that always thrusts her back into the arena like a gladiator of the soul, Louise Lecavalier once again breathes new life into the primeval experience called dance. After the dazzling duets So Blue and Battleground, in this solo, she journeys through a magnificent odyssey in search of her own truth.

In turn reflective, obsessive, animal, and fluid, her hungering body seizes upon steps as if they were food for survival.With a nod to the four seasons and the cardinal points, she moves through the four stations of the piece, conquering her freedom within the far reaches of movement, between the bird and the elephant, the desire to soar yet also to remain anchored in the present. Giving shape to stories etched in her very flesh, each particle of her being expresses what is beyond words. In osmosis with the insistent drive of the music, a stunning Lecavalier attains the fullness of her art.


Produced by Fou glorieux
Choreographed and performed by Louise Lecavalier
Rehearsal Director and Artistic Assistant France Bruyère
Music Colin Stetson + Suuns and Jerusalem in My Heart + Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld
Original Music and Arrangements Antoine Berthiaume
Lighting Design Alain Lortie
Scenography Advisor Marc-André Coulombe
Costume Design Yso + Marilène Bastien
Technical Director and Production Manager François Marceau

Co-produced by Festival TransAmériques + tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf) + HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts (Dresden) + Harbourfront Centre, Performing Arts (Toronto) + Usine C + Centre national des Arts (Ottawa) + SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs (Vancouver) + Diffusion Hector-Charland (L’Assomption and Repentigny)

Presented in association with Usine C

Written by Anne Viau
Translated by Neil Kroetsch 

Premiered at tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, on February 14, 2020


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Louise Lecavalier (Montreal)
Fou glorieux

The muse for La La Human Steps for some 20 years, Louise Lecavalier marked the imagination of an era with her radiant presence and her extraordinary physical daring.

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