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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

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE OF « LIFEGUARD » AT THE FTA

Modele Fb - 828x462px_LifeguardBenoît Lachambre will return to the FTA, from May 29th to June 1st at the Espace Wilder, for the North-American premiere of his solo « Lifeguard ».

In this intimate and playful performance, Benoît Lachambre brings the spectators to the heard of a sensorial and extraordinary experience in which the choreograph and the public meet. “Lifeguard” redefines the world of senses by sharing an intimate yet impersonal space with the audience.

Benoît Lachambre will offer a meeting with the public on May 30th at 9 p.m. after his performance.

« INTERRELATIONAL MOBILE CHOREOGRAPHIC ARCHITECTURES » AT TRANSFORMATION DANSE

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Benoît Lachambre will be giving a creation laboratory “Interrelational mobile choreographic architectures” from June 2nd to June 9th 2017, at the Espace Wilder.

The participants will have the opportunity to work with Benoît Lachambre on recognition, creation of somatic images and their capacity to generates sensorial and moving architectures.

JOB OFFER – HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS – (MATERNITY LEAVE REPLACEMENT– 10 months)

  1. Communication, advertising and writing:

Develop internal and external communication plans and strategies for the company;
· Coordinate the design, writing, production, translation and diffusion of all the company documents and media;
· Make the layout of the documents in accordance to the graphic charter set up;
· Coordinate the design, writing and editing of the promotional material for broadcasters and other company partners;
· Provide a communications advisory in relation to the company’s’ mandate and priorities;
· Collect data and prepare news releases, letters, educational documents and activity reports;
· Participate in the preparation of documents and statistical reports aimed at the development, the marketing and the private financing;
· Collaborate in the preparation of grant applications and reports.
· Collaborate in evaluating the quality and efficacy of events and activities, of campaigns and publications for the company and its partners.
· Ensure that the positioning of the company remains coherent on all levels of communication.

  1. Web and social media

. Design, plan, realize and manage campaigns on social networks;
· Act as a webmaster and update the changes in the website content;
· Produce and send the newsletter (monthly);
· Measure activity impact in the social media, analyze interactions and update the attendance statistics.

  1. Public relations

. Keep updated the necessary documentation for the promotion of the company and its productions: press kits, show and artist presentation kits, technical sheets;
· Update the artists’ CVs and biographies;
· Plan and supervise the production of press reviews, several times a year;
· Plan et coordinate interviews between media representatives and artists;
· Answer to media inquiries as well as inquiries from the public and specialists;
· Monitor the company’s events;
· Supervise the launch of activities and premieres;
· Establish a network with the public and the media (friends, collaborators, partners, etc.);
· Manage and update the company’s contact database.

  1. Event coordination:

. Coordinate the preparation of certain events with partners and sponsors;
· Strengthen existing partnerships;
· Ensure the smooth running of private and public events in the Par B.L.eux studio.
· Ensure to be present during the company’s events.

  1. Others

. Ensure some administrative tasks;
· Organize, file, and preserve archives (videos, press clippings, reviews, books, data on various activities, and artistic direction);
· Make other duties and tasks established by assistant director general and the artistic direction.

Software:

– Pack Office
– Pack Adobe : Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
– WordPress
– Mailchimp
– File Maker
– Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo

Other Skills:

– Bilingual
– Good listening and adaptive skills
– Teamwork
– flexibility and responsiveness
– Good interpersonal skills
– Good resistance to pressure
– Occasional availability on evenings and weekends.

Full time position – 35 h / week – Compensation according to experience.  

Start date on July 3rd // Deadline to apply on June 19th.

Send CV and a cover letter to:
communications@parbleux.qc.ca  

 

WORKSHOP // BODY, RELATIONS, AND PERCEPTION MEASURES // OSTER TANZ 2017

logo_tanzfabrikBenoît Lachambre will give his choreographic workshop, “Body, Relationships, and Measures of Perception”, at the Tranzfabrik Berlin from this May 2 to May 6, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Through his pedagogy of somatic approaches and the distribution of weight and gravitational forces, Benoît Lachambre offers the opportunity to reconnect with a choreography of feeling, of the immutable.

In this workshop, the participants are invited to question existence, as well as their perceptions of empathetic movement in the process of the choreographic creation.

Click here to buy tickets.

GALA BENEFIT // PAR B.L.EUX CELEBRATES ITS 20th ANNIVERSARY

square_engl1SENSES’ EXPLORATION, MOUVEMENT IMMERSION, AND A UNIQUE AMBULATORY EXPERIENCE

This April 26, Par B.L.eux celebrates its 20th anniversary!

Around a cocktail party, the spectators are invited to discover or rediscover Benoît Lachambre’s sensitive universe during an avant-garde ambulatory performance created specifically for the occasion.

This important choreographic event, devoted to the elation of our senses, movement, and creation, will allow the audience to connect with Benoît Lachambre, Clara Furey, and 45 Quebec and international performers invited for the occasion.

Come and support Par B.L.eux and Benoît Lachambre and celebrate with us 20 years of sharing, encounters, and avant-garde creations!

 

” That choreographs us ” at Stockholm

visuTCUBenoît Lachambre will be back at the DOCH of Stockholm to present his intensif workshop  ” That choreographs us”

In April 2015, with the creation of the first ‘That choreographs us’, Benoît Lachambre added a new dimension to his teaching activity. With this intensive learning experience, he explores along with the students the different steps that make up the creative process, putting Somatics at the centre of a work they create together.

This workshop will be given from February 27 th to March 18 th 2017. Three showing will be open to the public on March 16, 17 and 18 th from 5 pm to 8 pm.

CLARA FUREY BECOMES THE ASSOCIATE ARTIST OF PAR B.L.EUX

clarafureyAfter several collaborations, Par B.L.eux is delighted to announce that Clara Furey is now the company’s associate artist. This alliance stems from her great artistic affinity with Benoît Lachambre, and the company’s desire to support emerging artists. Par B.L.eux is currently assisting Clara Furey with administrative and logistical support, and also helping her reach her goals in terms of creation, production and presentation.

Clara Furey will present her latest work, Untied Tales (The Vanished Power of the Usual Reign), co-created and co-performed by Peter Jasko, from February 9 to 11, 2017 at Usine C.