Summer workshop in Europe with Benoît Lachambre

Benoît Lachambre has been teaching around world for a 25 years now, transmitting his knowledge of the kinesthetic and somatic techniques that have structured his work throughout his career, and in which he has cultivated a certain expertise. Considering the scope of his knowledge, as a technician as well as an educator, he enjoys sharing his experience with the next generation of artists. His approach to teaching is compassionate, based on openness and sharing.

Benoît Lachambre will be given two workshops in Europe :
” Interrelational Mobile Choreographic Architectures”, at ImPulsTanz Festival, in Austria
” Dynamics of Fluids and Sensorial Memories” at Tanzland Festival – Ponderosa, in Germany.

A few places still available ! Register now !

FLUID GROUNDS -EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Fluid Grounds, will be in Paris on June 20th for it’s European premiere.
A date co-presented by the June Events Festival and the Centre National de la Danse de Pantin, within the framework of the event Camping 4.

This performative work, produced by Par B.L.eux and Sophie Corriveau and coproduced by the prestigious partners that are Charleroi Danse, Agora de la Dance, and the Festival TransAmériques, takes place at a crossroads between performance, choreography, installation and visual arts. Fluid Grounds is an immersive experience, somewhere between reality and action, perhaps an interdisciplinary parallel reality, in which improvisation, visual arts and movement merge into a rainbow of possibilities.

 

 

 

 

Fluid Grounds – FTA 2018©Claudia Chan Tak

Somatic practices

Photo: Véronique Soucy

Benoît Lachambre and the Fluid Grounds team invite you to share their somatic practices at Studio Par B.L.eux (5425 Casgrain av, suite 200) the following dates:

– 3 April from 11:30 to 13:00
– 5 April from 11:30 to 13:00
– 16 April from 11:30 to 13:00
– 18 April from 11:30 to 13:00

Cost: $ 10 / person (Taxes included) per day. On-site payment in cash.

You can then stay to attend / participate in the rehearsals of the Fluid Grounds performative work. (To learn more about Fluid Grounds: http://bit.ly/2IHjJQO)

To register by completing the attached form http://bit.ly/2IU998V

Happy holidays!

Please note that the office will be closed December 23rd through January 7rd 2018.

Credits from left to right: Ian Douglas, Karoline Miernik, Sammy Rawal, Mathieu Verreault, Laurent Theillier, Camille McOuat, Mathieu Verreault, Karoline Miernik, Maxence Bilodeau

Dana Michel is joining Par B.L.eux as an associate artist

Montreal. November 16th 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Par B.L.eux is pleased to announce that we are officially welcoming Dana Michel as an associated artist.

United by several shared work experiences, strong artistic affinities, as well as common values, Dana Michel and Benoît Lachambre join forces around a common message, under the Par B.L.eux umbrella. They explore in great depth new performance territories, use their socially conscious artistic process to wrestle with the events that shape our world, introducing new empathetic dynamics.

In her pieces, Michel explores the multiple facets of identity through intuitive improvisation. She brings to the fore the notions of performance alchemy and cultural bricolage – using live moments, object appropriation, and the juxtaposition of personal history with current preoccupations. After the immense success of Yellow Towel, she continues to criss-cross the globe with her new solo creation, Mercurial George. An exceptional choreographer and performer world-renowned for her moving work, Michel was awarded the Silver Lion for Innovation in Dance at the Venice Biennale in 2017.

After having benefited from Daniel Léveillé Danse’s assistance for several years, Michel now joins the Par B.L.eux company, teaming up with Benoît Lachambre, artistic director and founder, as well as Clara Furey, who has also been an associated artist since November 2016.

Par B.L.eux is a contemporary choreographic creation company, which continues to pursue a vision that has inspired it for more than 20 years: Redefining dance by emphasizing the importance of dialogue between choreographers and collaborators.

In 2016, in order to support artists with singular artistic practices, Par B.L.eux developed an artistic accompanying initiative. The latter is dedicated to assisting contemporary creators, who wish to produce and present works in a spirit of openness and collaboration, while developing interdisciplinary relationships, broadening the scope of dance.

Through this initiative, the company offers administrative, logistical and public relations support to artists that are committed to original, avant-garde artistic processes, which call into question the very foundations that define the performing arts. For Par B.L.eux, the evolution of dance depends on an abundance of ideas, as well as on the dynamic and continuous discussion of artistic concepts and processes. With a deep commitment to work towards raising the profile of dance, as well as preserving a diversity of practices within it, Par B.L.eux, continues to welcome artists on board who resonate with its artistic message.

This fall, Dana Michel began collaborating with Koen Vanhove, managing director of Key Performance, on the promotion and touring of her work. Key performance represents a select group of international artists including Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Jefta Van Dinther and Cullberg Ballet.

Dana Michel wishes to thank the entire Daniel Léveillé Danse team for its incredible work and the quality of its support over the years. She will continue her work as a choreographer and performer, now developing her performance projects in conjunction with Par B.L.eux.

After a European tour, culminating in a show at the Festival Moving in November in Helsinki, Dana Michel will perform Mercurial George in Ottawa at La Nouvelle Scène, as well as at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis before entering into a period of creation this winter.

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Upcoming shows* :

November 17 th -18 th 2017 – Mercurial George / La Nouvelle Scène (Ottawa, Canada)-DLD*

January 11 th till 13 th 2018 – Mercurial George / Walker Arts Center (Minneapolis, USA)-DLD*

April 6 th -7 th 2018 – Mercurial George / La scène Nationale d’Orléans (Orléans, France)

April 11 th -12 th 2018 – Mercurial George / MDT (Stockholm, Suède)

April 15 th 2018 – Mercurial George / New Baltic Dance Festival (Vilnius, Lituanie)

* : Daniel Léveillé Danse(DLD) is excecutive producer for these dates

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Somatic practice with Benoît Lachambre

Zan Wimberley

Benoît Lachambre offers an open somatic practice for 2 weeks this fall

Active in the dance community since the 1970s, Benoît Lachambre first learned about Releasing in 1985. This kinesthetic approach to movement and its use of improvisation became an important influence on his choreographic work. He decided to immerse himself in an exploratory approach to movement and its sources, to seek out the authenticity of movement.
His work, both as a choreographer and a performer, has at its centre the hyper-awareness of the senses, and the connection between the somatic and the artistic is central to his practice.

Classes will be held at Par B.L.eux Studios, 5425 Casgrain Street, Suite 200 in Montreal from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Participants also chose to take 2 hours of workshops and leave at 12:30.

Week 1: October 30 to November 3, 2017
Week 2: November 6 to 10, 2017

Classes are open to people with advanced/ intermediate level dance.
Registration required

Cost: $ 20 for 2 hours / $ 30 for 3 hours

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UPCOMING WORSHOPS BY BENOÎT LACHAMBRE

©Alicia Sudre 2017Par B.L.eux and Benoît Lachambre are traveling all summer to offer différents workshop all around Europe:

Worshop « Interrelational Mobile Choreographic Architectures »

– July 17th to 21th & 24th to 28th 2017 at ImpulsTanz in Vienna, Austria Registration and informations
– July 31st to August 4th & August  11th to 15th 2017 at Contact Festival in Freiburg, Germany Registration and Informations
– August 28th to September 10th 2017 at Ponderosa in Brandenburg, Germany Registration and informations

Worshop « Body, relationships and perceptions measures »

– September 27th to 30th 2017 at Kiev in Ukrain in collaboration with Viktor Ruban, research and performance Registration and information

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Par B.L.eux in Venice

parbleux_biennaleThe company Par B.L.eux will be twice as present this year at the 2017 Venice Biennale invested by Marie Chouinard:

Benoît Lachambre will present various activities:
“That Choreographs us” – an intensive workshop from June 13 to 26.
– “That Choreographs us”  – a public presentation on June 25 to 26.
“Improvisation 00” – an exterior improvisation on June 25 to 26.
“Lifeguard” – Par B.L.eux’s latest creation on June 30.

Clara Furey, associate artist at the company, will present:
“Untied Tales (the vanished power of the usual reign)” – a co-creation choreographed and interpreted with Peter Jasko, on June 24.

« LIFEGUARD » AT THE FTA // A SUCCESSFUL MEETING WITH THE PUBLIC

Screen Shot 2017-06-07 at 10.42.55 AMFor its North-American premiere at the FTA, “Lifeguard” received a warm welcome from the public and the critics.

“It’s rare to see a dancing body go this far in a trance, it leaves you stunned. Mélanie Carpentier, Le Devoir, 30 mai 2017
“Lachambre – who is, as always, absolutely magnetic – plunges into the depths, internalizing the momentum and energy born in contact with others.” Iris Gagnon Paradis, La Presse, 31 mai 2017

“As soon as our spectators’ masks fall off, the magic takes over.” Margot Baffet, Ma Culture, 3 juin 2017

“With a powerful guttural voice, an animistic spirit, and by inviting gestures, [Benoît Lachambre] creates a floating dynamic that unites the participants.” Guylaine Massoutre, Jeu Revue de Théâtre, 30 mai 2017.

« Lifeguard » does not protect from anything but it makes life more joyful in that moment when, together, the public with its energetic transmission, guides the dancer. » Emmanuel Serafini, Inferno Magazine, 3 juin 2017