CANADIAN DANCE ICON LOUISE LECAVALIER PRESENTS HER MOST PERSONAL WORK TO DATE
For the first time, the Fou Glorieux founder comes to the NAC with a solo performance of her own choreography
March 21, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Dance is thrilled to welcome long-time favourite Louise Lecavalier, as she brings Stations to the Babs Asper Theatre for two nights on March 30-31.
In four distinct stations, like cardinal points or body states – fluidity, control, meditation, and obsession – she leads the audience in an exhilarating exploration of dance. Over the course of 60 minutes, every element of the Lecavalier’s performance expresses something beyond words. With Stations, in osmosis with the haunting sound of the music, she reaches the apex of her art.
Since premiering the work in 2020, Stations has been performed to rave reviews across Canada and Europe. Audiences will not want to miss this remarkable NAC co-production.
“With this latest oeuvre, Stations, Louise has reached a pinnacle in her creative explorations: her first choreographed solo. Stations is seen as her most personal work to date, and is an impeccable blend of force and speed, emotion and passion. Not only do we marvel at her spectacular performance but also at her dramatic prowess and musicality. Persistently curious and adventurous, Louise throws herself into each project with vigorous attention and sensitivity.”, says Cathy Levy, Executive Producer, NAC Dance
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ABOUT LOUISE LECAVALIER
Louise Lecavalier worked with Edouard 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 then, 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 the 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, the 2013 Léonide Massine Prize for contemporary dancer of the year, and the 2014 Governor General Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement.
PERFORMANCE AND TICKET INFORMATION
In-person in Babs Asper Theatre
March 30-31, 7:30 pm
To purchase tickets, visit Louise Lecavaliers - Stations or call 1-844-985-2787 (ARTS). To find out what you need to know before accessing the building and facilities, click: https://nac-cna.ca/en/visit
Visit the NAC website to learn more about the 2022–2023 NAC Dance season.
THANK YOU TO OUR NAC DANCE SPONSORS
NAC Dance and the NAC Foundation would like to thank the donors and partners who have made the season possible. Thank you to our Hotel Partner, the Lord Elgin Hotel. The role of Executive Producer, NAC Dance is generously supported by an anonymous donor.
ABOUT THE NAC
The National Arts Centre is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams — the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre in collaboration with Black Theatre Workshop, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety — and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada. The NAC is located in the National Capital Region on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe.