Fou glorieux | Louise Lecavalier


2020-01-15 19:30 2020-01-16 21:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Fou glorieux | Louise Lecavalier

Louise Lecavalier—Canada’s daring heroine of dance— explores the antihero in Battleground, a breathlessly physical duet that is part marathon and part surrealist quest. The stage is the battleground between two eccentric characters who confront the real and the imagined with fast-paced, ferocious movements delivered with epic precision. With her co-conspirator, dancer Robert Abubo, Lecavalier dives deep into a new body language, accompanied by the trancy, textured soundscore of...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
janvier 15 - 16, 2020

≈ 60 minutes · No intermission

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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

Performed by 
Louise Lecavalier and Robert Abubo

Artistic assistant and rehearsal director 
France Bruyère

Original and live music: 
Antoine Berthiaume*

* The soundtrack includes Le mur, a piece originally composed for [ID] Double, a work by Louis-Élyan Martin.

Lighting design: 
Alain Lortie

Costume design: 

Fou glorieux

Cyrille Commer

Company Tour Manager and Communications Director: 
Anne Viau

Technical director and stage manager: 
François Marceau

Stage Manager Ottawa: 
Martin Lepage

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


  • Choreographer and dancer Louise Lecavalier
  • robertabubo-cr-jeremy-mimnagh
    Dancer Robert Abubo
  • Original and live music Antoine Berthiaume
  • Lighting design Alain Lortie
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    Costume design Yso
  • Rehearsal director and assistant choreographer France Bruyère