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Moving in November Festival: Lifeguard

6.-8.11.2018, Valssaamo, Cable Factory

Benoît Lachambre’s Lifeguard is an intimate stroll of a piece, the first of a triptych to examine our notions of presence and the resonance of movement. A piece that will work to build a very intimate atmosphere, Lifeguard allows for a minute examination of movement, and questions our projections of relationships.

With a syncopated choreographic vocabulary and undulating movements, Lachambre offers a new register for the body’s expression, bringing us along on a search for sensory co-habitation. A subtle connection develops, between the audience and the performer, a mixture of playful trance and vulnerability, and on the stage the body will flow with tangible dexterity.

While examining the role of the artist, the passivity of the spectator and the subtlety of our affect, Lifeguard is an uninhibited discussion about so many aspects of existence.

He founded his own company in Montréal in 1996, christening it Par B.L.eux, ‘B.L.’ for his own initials and ‘eux’ for the artists he chooses to collaborate with, and who have become central to his artistic process.

Tue 6.11. at 19
Wed 7.11. at 18
Thu 8.11. at 19

Duration 120 min.

15 € / 25 €, holvi.com/shop/liikkeellamarraskuussa

Choreographer-performer: Benoît Lachambre
Artistic advisors: Anouk Thériault, Georges Stamos, Valérie Lanciaux
Technic director: Samuel Thériault
Photography: Véronique Mystique (in rehearsal), Karolina Miernik (ImPulsTanz Festival)
Production: Par B.L.eux
Costumes: Benoît Lachambre, Valérie Lanciaux
Thanks to: Alexandra Bertaut for costume adjustments
Support: CDC Atelier de Paris, Carolyn Carlson
Financial support: Conseil des Arts du Canada, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, Conseil des Arts de Montréal

Teaser (Vimeo)

Photo: Lifeguard © Karolina Miernik