Fluid Grounds (2018) will be presented in Brussels at La Raffinerie by coproducer Charleroi Danse before embarking on the rest of its European tour.
Mapped out and set in motion by Benoît Lachambre, Fluid Grounds by Par B.L.eux and Sophie Corriveau — in coproduction with Agora de la danse, Festival TransAmériques and Charleroi Danse — is the second part of a triptych that began with Lifeguard (a solo created by Benoît Lachambre in 2016).
The work occupies a space between performative experience and visual installation, its lines traced by five performers as they redraw the contours of dance. Reshaped by welcome interactions with the audience, the path created solicits the imagination, creating a rainbow, a colourful sculpture, the memory of an encounter. A poetic, playful act with profound resonance, Fluid Grounds reveals a landscape where anything is possible. These performances of Fluid Grounds will be preceded by a two-week intensive workshop related to the piece.
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This April, Benoît Lachambre takes Lifeguard on the road for various performance of his solo show. The first work in a triptych that was followed by Fluid Grounds in 2018, Lifeguard opens up a space shared by spectator and performer. The work is experienced as an immersive visiting exhibition, inviting deep reflection into human connection and instinctive emotion. Lifeguard unfolds as a vibrant, tender and magnetic exchange in this ode to the body and the awakening of the senses.
LIFEGUARD // SPEC, SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU
APRIL 18, 2019
INFORMATIONS – SOLD OUT
LIFEGUARD // LA ROTONDE, QUÉBEC
APRIL 24, 25 and 26, 2019
Globally recognized choreographer-performer and teacher Benoît Lachambre offers a weeklong workshop in April based around his somatic practice. He invites the community to a professional development workshop built from two distinct educational approaches created within his company Par B.L.eux.
Lachambre calls on professional dancers and actors to join him for a week dedicated to exploration and research. Participants will practice deepening and increasing their acuity of senses in a living collective space. By way of guided conceptualization and improvised construction of body architectures, participants will have the opportunity to engage in ongoing adaptive dialogues and to connect deeply with somatic approaches. By opening direct communication between internal and external physicalities, Benoît Lachambre will guide participants through creating a space where they can reinvest the choreographic links that live within them.
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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.
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
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.
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
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, 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