Canadian contemporary dance icon Louise Lecavalier performs a critically acclaimed program of duets at the NAC on November 18 and 19

More than 10 years after leaving La La La Human Steps, Louise Lecavalier, now with her own company, Fou Glorieux, brings a moving program of duets to the NAC Theatre on November 18 and 19.

Lecavalier founded her contemporary dance company, Fou Glorieux, in 2006 to have the freedom to explore and work with artists whose vision is close to her own. In this new program NAC Associate Dance Artist Louise Lecavalier performs the heartfelt Children, choreographed by Britain’s Nigel Charnock, and revisits three duets by renowned Canadian choreographer, Edouard Lock, in A Few Minutes of Lock.

Children are beautiful, ugly, sweet, annoying, hateful, loving, mad, bad, loud and funny – so is Children, a bittersweet duet which exposes the heaven and hell of a relationship at breaking point. The fine and divine line between love and hate, passion and violence, is revealed as two people are plunged into the agony and the ecstasy of trying to stay together for themselves and for their children.

In her 19-year career with La La La Human Steps as Edouard Lock’s muse and collaborator, Lecavalier became an icon of Canadian contemporary dance thanks to her extraordinary technical prowess and passionate exploration of the limits of physical expression. In A Few Minutes of Lock, Lecavalier revisits three duets from her final years with the celebrated troupe, including excerpts from 2 and Salt.

At just over 50 years of age, Lecavalier remains a Canadian dance icon and this acclaimed program and NAC Dance co-production is a must see for dance fans.

"With her mane of wild hair and her wiry body, Louise Lecavalier seems ageless. She unleashes a fireworks display of breathtaking leaps and movements, at a speed that is hardly comprehensible." Rheinische Post (Düsseldorf)

Choreography: Nigel Charnock
Dancers: Louise Lecavalier, Patrick Lamothe
Lighting Design: Alain Lortie
Costumes: Carré vert, Montréal
Sound Editing: Nigel Charnock
Music: Giacomo Puccini (Maria Callas), Yasar Akpence, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Terry Snyder, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Richard Desjardins, Janis Joplin, Michael Nyman

Choreography: Edouard Lock, excerpts from Salt and 2
Dance re-creation: France Bruyère, Louise Lecavalier
Dancers: Louise Lecavalier, Keir Knight, with the participation of Patrick Lamothe
Lighting design: Alain Lortie
Costumes: Vandal
Music: Iggy Pop* (with his kind authorization)

Children + A Few Minutes of Lock is performed in the Theatre of the National Arts Centre on Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $37.67, $46.28, and $50.58 for adults and $20.18, $24.49, and $26.64 for students (upon presentation of a valid student ID card).

Duration: 73 minutes (including a 10 minute pause)

Groups of 10 or more save 15% to 20% off regular ticket prices; to reserve your seats, call 613-947-7000, ext. 634 or e-mail

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This production is eligible for the Live Rush program. Full-time students aged 13-29 with a valid Live Rush membership may buy up to two tickets per performance at the discounted price of only $12 per ticket. Live Rush tickets are available from 10 a.m. on the day before the performance until 6 p.m. on the day of the performance. This includes all available seats, including the best seats in the house. Check out for information on the Live Rush program.

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Eleri Evans
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National Arts Centre
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