≈ 60 minutes · No intermission
One can’t talk about the Canadian dance scene without including the exceptional dancer and choreographer Louise Lecavalier. Building on many stellar collaborations with Edouard Lock, Tedd Robinson, Crystal Pite and Benoît Lachambre, Louise’s break-out choreographic debut So Blue (2012) was an international success. A recipient of numerous accolades, including the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Louise continues to be prolific in her creative endeavours, exploring new projects and touring at a high pace around the world. She is truly an icon of contemporary dance. We’re thrilled to welcome her back, this time sharing the stage with the remarkable dancer, Robert Abubo.
If you can, check out Louise Lecavalier: In Motion, a recent and beautiful dance film about this extraordinary artist!
Last updated: décembre 20, 2019
Premiere: February 13, 2016, tanzhaus nrw, Dusseldorf
Louise Lecavalier explores new territory in this solo and duet freely inspired by two Italo Calvino characters, the non-existent knight and his squire. The stage is a ring, a playground, where in nine rounds, where a thousand battles, ephemeral or extreme, are waged. Avid for adventures and misadventures, the two antiheroes allow glimpses of their ideals and disillusionments to show in a mad, unclassifiable dance.
Buy the CD of the soundtrack of Battleground after the performance!
Conceived and choreographed by
Louise Lecavalier and Robert Abubo
Artistic assistant and rehearsal director
Original and live music:
* The soundtrack includes Le mur, a piece originally composed for [ID] Double, a work by Louis-Élyan Martin.
Company Tour Manager and Communications Director:
Technical director and stage manager:
Stage Manager Ottawa:
International Booking Agent (except Europe):
Menno Plukker Theatre Agent Inc.
Fou Glorieux; tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf; HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts Dresden; le CENTQUATRE, Paris; Festival TransAmériques, Montréal; Usine C, Montréal.
Fou Glorieux is supported by
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts de Montréal
Classically trained, France Bruyère quickly widened her field of interest to include contemporary and jazz dance. After her professional debut at age seventeen with Groupe Nouvelle Aire in Montreal, she danced for numerous choreographers and with several dance companies which, besides Nouvelle Aire, included Groupe Axis, the Louise Latreille dance troupe, Pointépiénu, and the Danny Grossman Dance Company in Toronto. After working as rehearsal director for La La La Human Steps for ten years, she taught at UQAM until 2017 and works for Louise Lecavalier as artistic assistant and rehearsal director.