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Louise Lecavalier worked with Édouard Lock from 1981 to 1999, a period of exceptional intensity punctuated by works that have since become mythical —Human Sex, New Demons, Infante, and 2 —, along with scintillating collaborations (David Bowie, Frank Zappa)…
Her extreme dance, filled with a fiery energy, caught the imagination of a whole generation. Since that time, with her company, Fou Glorieux, Louise has continued to explore, in solos and duets, the power and vulnerability of the body and the intensity of human struggles and aspirations.
After fruitful collaborations with artists Tedd Robinson, Benoît Lachambre, Crystal Pite, and Nigel Charnock, she created her first choreographic work, So Blue, in 2012.
An Officer of the Order of Canada, Louise is the first Canadian to have received a Bessie Award (New York) and the first winner of the Prix de la danse de Montréal. She is also a recipient of the Jean A. Chalmers National Dance Award, the Prix du Syndicat français de la critique, and the 2013 Léonide Massine Prize for contemporary dancer of the year.