For 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