/// Fluid Grounds /// Benoît Lachambre / Par B.L.eux & Sophie Corriveau

Fluid Grounds is a performative installation 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.

In this second opus, the performers meet in the fabrication of ambulatory spaces by questioning together the creation of affect, the notions of presence, of connection, of space and the idea of routes used as memory weavers.

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.

Performers :
Jenna Beaudoin, Kim-Sanh Châu, Sophie Corriveau, Elinor Fueter, Benoît Lachambre, Andrew Turner
Sound Design : Nancy Tobin
Technical Direction : Samuel Thériault

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FREE // ALL AUDIENCES
Studio Par B.L.eux – 5425 Casgrain Ave #200, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1X6

► Tuesday November 26th :
12 to 7 PM

► Wednesday November 27th :
12 to 7 PM

 

// DANA MICHEL AWARDED AT ANTI FESTIVAL //

Dana Michel, associate artist with Par B.L.eux, won the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art 2019 in Kuopio (Finland) as part of ANTI Festival where she performed Mercurial George. Dana Michel is the 6th artist to receive this one of the most prestigious prize in Europe. The jury chose to pay tribute to the artistic career of Dana Michel, praising her ability to surprise his audience, her works, all in intimacy, her strong gestures, her poetic research of the movement and her ethics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

// FLUID GROUNDS IN STOCKHOLM //

Fluid Grounds, an ambulatory choreographic work co-produced by Benoît Lachambre // Par B.L.eux and Sophie Corriveau will be presented in partnership with the CCAP as part of PASS.HALL (Performating Arts South of Stockholm), from September 26 to 28, 2019. This hybrid visual-performance work will expand the sphere of performative possibility with the invited  performers  :  Anna Pehrsson, Rachel Tess, Andrew Turner and Patricia Vazquez Iruretagoyena. The work includes a two-week of intensive workshop with Dansalliensen followed by the performances.

September 09 to 20 // Fluid Grounds Workshop // Dansalliensen (Stockholm, Sweden)
September 26 to 28 // Fluid Grounds Performances // CCAP / PASS.HALL (Performing Arts South of Stockholm, Sweden)

View the pictures of past performances : in Berlin, Wanas, Bruxelles, Mexico and Montréal

// ASSOCIATE ARTISTS ON TOURING //

Associate artists with Par B.L.eux will begin an European touring this fall. Clara Furey will present Cosmic Love and Dana Michel her last creation CUTLASS SPRING and an older one, Mercurial George, at ANTI Festival, where she’s nominated at ANTI Live Prize for the Art. They’ll follow them in Rotterdam in September, at Theater Rotterdam / Schouwburg.

Clara Furey // Cosmic Love :

September 19 // Theater Rotterdam / Schouwburg (Rotterdam, Netherdlands)
September 30 // Nasimi Festival (Baku, Azerbaijan)
8 octobre // Actoral (Marseille, France)
11 octobre // One Dance Week Festival (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Dana Michel // Mercurial George :

September 14 // ANTI Festival (Kuopio, Finland)

Dana Michel // CUTLASS SPRING :

September 17, 18 // Bastard festival (Trondheim, Norway)
September 21 // Theater Rotterdam / Schouwburg (Netherlands)
September 26, 27, 28, 29 // Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique Lausanne (Switzerland)

// FLUID GROUNDS IN MUSEUM PLACE IN WANÅS KONST //

For first time !

Fluid Grounds (Benoît Lachambre – Par B.L.eux & Sophie Corriveau), will taking place for a long term in a museum space in Wanås Konst gallery during July.

Though the technique of floor and walls taping, Benoît Lachambre, Sophie Corriveau, Rachel Tess, and Andrew Turner map out vectors of movement, sketching with viewers a theatrical cartography.

Fluid Grounds will be presented next in Tanz Im August in Berlin from August 9 to 11.

INFORMATION :
JULY 1ST TO 28 // WANÅS KONST (WANÅS, SWEDEN)
AUGUST 9 TO 11 // TANZ IN AUGUST (BERLIN, GERMANY)

 

// FLUID GROUNDS IN BRUSSELS //

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.

QUEBEC TOUR OF LIFEGUARD

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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
INFORMATIONS

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOP “SOMATIC BODIES” // MONTREAL

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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