Frédérick Gravel

Some Hope for the Bastards

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Jamie Wright, Lucie Vigneault, Francis Ducharme, Dany Desjardins, Kimberley de Jong and David Albert-Toth © Stéphane Najman
Clearly, Gravel is heading for greatness on the Canadian dance scene. Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail

NAC Co-production

Text, live music, and movement – these are the three elements with which Frédérick Gravel performs a kind of creative alchemy. A major force on the Quebec dance scene for over a decade, Gravel’s vigorous, uncensored, brutally honest collaborations reflect the gutsy curiosity and quirky intelligence that push him constantly to interrogate the state of being human. Seeking beauty in the cracks between what we show and what we live, Gravel electrifies audiences with dance that is rock ‘n’ roll sexy and in the moment.
 

Producers: Frédérick Gravel and Daniel Léveillé Danse

Co-producers: CanDance Creation Fund and partners (Festival TransAmériques; Centre national des Arts; PuSH Festival; Banff Centre); Daniel Léveillé Danse; Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie through the Ministry of Culture and Communication’s accueil-studio initiative; Muffathalle (Munich); Usine C (Montréal).

With the support of Conseil des arts et des lettres and Canada Council for the Art

This production is part of Daniel Léveillé Danse (DLD) development and touring sponsorship project 

Duration

Performance is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.

video: Some Hope for the Bastards
Some Hope for the Bastards
Jamie Wright, Lucie Vigneault, Francis Ducharme, Dany Desjardins, Kimberley de Jong and David Albert-Toth © Stéphane Najman
Francis Ducharme and David Albert-Toth © Stéphane Najman
Jamie Wright, Lucie Vigneault, Francis Ducharme, Dany Desjardins, Kimberley De Jong and David Albert-Toth © Stéphane Najman

Artists

  • Featuring Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup
  • Choreography Frédérick Gravel
  • Conception and Artistic Director Frédérick Gravel
  • Dancers at Creation David Albert-Toth, Kimberley de Jong, Dany Desjardins, Francis Ducharme, Louise Michel Jackson, Alanna Kraaijeveld, Alexia Martel, Frédéric Tavernini, Jamie Wright
  • Also part of creation process Lucie Vigneault, Hanako Hoshimi-Caines
  • Musicians Philippe Brault, Frédérick Gravel, José Major
  • Original Music Philippe Brault in collaboration with Frédérick Gravel and José Major
  • Philippe Brault Musical Direction
  • Rehearsal Direction Lucie Vigneault
  • Technical Direction David-Alexandre Chabot, Alexandre Pilon-Guay
  • Lighting Design Alexandre Pilon-Guay
  • Sound Design Louis Carpentier
  • Costumes Design Catherine Théroux
  • External Eye Angélique Wilkie
  • Intern Noémie Dufour-Campeau
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