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// ASSOCIATE ARTISTS OF PAR B.L.EUX, CLARA FUREY AND DANA MICHEL – FTA 2019 //

Par B.L.eux is proud to see its associate artists, Clara Furey and Dana Michel, on this year’s FTA program. The two rising creative forces bring us two solo works, embodying a renewal that represents a new wave in contemporary choreographic practice.

Clara Furey’s creation Rather a Ditch, performed by Céline Bonnier, comes to the stage at La Chapelle | Scènes Contemporaines from May 26–30, 2019 for its World Premiere.
With Rather a Dicth, Furey continues her ongoing exploration of proclivity, depth and minimalism, and the always porous boundaries between mediums.

Dana Michel will present her North American Premiere new solo CUTLASS SPRING at the FTA and will be presented from May 31 to June 3 at Théâtre Prospero.
CUTLASS SPRING is an intuitive investigation of the sexual self and deconstruction of performativity.

For more informations, here is our press release !

FLUIDS GROUNDS // PERFORMANCES IN MEXICO

Fluid Grounds, Par B.L.eux’s last creation, will be presented in Mexico on March 14, 15, 16th for 3 dates at Museo Universitario del Chopo.
Those performances will be preceded by a two week workshop by Benoît Lachambre at CEPRODAC of Mexico City.

Fluid Grounds is an ambulatory choreographic quintet performance mapped out and set in motion by Benoît Lachambre. The second part of a triptych that began with Lifeguard (a solo created by Benoît Lachambre in 2016), Fluid Grounds is a production of Par B.L.eux and Sophie Corriveau in coproduction with Agora de la danse, Festival TransAmériques and Charleroi Danse. Showcasing movement and its emotion through sensory and imagination awakening, Fluid Grounds is a vibratory and sensory space where body and dance coexist and join all aspects of the work together: presence, action and what unites and survives us.

 

 

OUR TWO YOUNGEST BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS 

Par B.L.eux wants to thank Simon Vinh Mercier-Nguyen and Ouassim Tadlaoui for their involvement in the company’s board of directors.

Simon Vinh Mercier-Nguyen started his career in interactive and digital media arts working with the Society for Arts and Technology exploring creative uses for immersive interactive technologies in performance arts, education, sustainable development and healthcare. These days he works as a design consultant helping organizations build user-centered service experiences and empowering people with the knowledge and confidence to create their best future.

As a classical flutist by training, it is with deep love for the performing arts that has led him to support Par B.L.eux since 2016.

 

Ouassim Tadlaoui is a member of the financial services group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and specializes in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring law. As a litigator, he represents banks and other financial institutions in loan recovery while additionally providing council and support to domestic and international companies undergoing restructuring. He also specializes in construction law, specifically in the construction bonding industry, and has appeared many times before the Superior Court (Civil and Commercial Chambers) and the Court of Appeal.

Furthermore, Ouassim works with several organizations in bringing together the arts and business. In particular, he is involved in the Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal, and is a member of the Mécènes investis pour les arts. He has supported Par B.L.eux since 2017 and has been a great aid in the development of our philanthropic activities.

 

More information on Par B.L.eux’s board of directors here

Workshop with Benoît Lachambre in 2019

Benoît Lachambre will give a workshop in Montréal at Studio Par B.L.eux, from January, 08th to 11th. This workshop is presented by Classes techniques of RQD (Regroupement Québécois de la danse).

Benoît Lachambre has an approach which is inspired by releasing technic and combine the kinesthetic movement and improvisation. This workshop will allow the participant to meet his somatic approach.
Informations and registration here.

Workshop with Peter Jasko

Meet Peter Jasko on September 17th-21th at Par B.L.eux studio for his workshop exploring deep movement consciousness.

This workshop is designed for professionals as well as individuals interested in cultivate deep self-awareness through dance and movement. The class’s daily explorations include themes such as rebound, fluidity, openness, fragmentation and shaking, with the goal of providing participants with resources to free themselves from self-judgement and surpass certain mental limits. Peter Jasko encourages participants to develop introspection about the intuitive intelligence of their bodies and hopes to help them find ways to resolve the bodily, physical, and mental paradoxes that can emerge throughout the phases of exploration.  This research can be led individually or in a group and will serve to awaken each individual’s inner workings and body language. The objective of this workshop is to spark each participant’s creative curiosity towards their body, improve the conscious mastery of their movements and stimulate an open dialogue between participants, their consciences and their perception of movement.

More information here

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