© Rolline Laporte
Benoît Lachambre will appear in a new work to be presented from November 12th through 15th at l’Agora de la Danse, entitled 6,3 Évanouissements. Created by Catherine Tardif and Michel Côté, the piece will be a “pooling of different talents and imaginations for the creation of a new grammar.” 6,3 Évanouissements invites six faithful co-creators to the dance, giving them a unique carte blanche. One by one, they are asked to both perform, and then choreograph. On the stage, in a minor or a major mode, they perform – as needed – a variable-geometry part. In evanescence as with the weight of the falling body, the only imperative they have for the composition is “fainting.”
On stage along with Benoît Lachambre: Fortner Anderson, Marc Boivin, Sophie Corriveau, Michel F. Côté and Catherine Tardif.
This is a Danse-Cité production in collaboration with Et Marianne et Simon, and co-presented with l’Agora de la danse. November 12-14: 8:00 PM, November 15: 4:00 PM.
In 2013, Benoît Lachambre played in the movie Before We Go by director Jorge León, with Simone Aughterlony, Walter Hus, Noël Minéo, Lidia Schoue, Meg Stuart, George Van Dam, Michel Vassart, Alex Verster and Thomas Wodianka.
A production Dérives (Production workshop founded by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne in 1977).
We invite you to watch the teaser. Before We Go will be presented at FIDMarseille on July 5 at 7:45 PM and on July 7 at 11:00 AM. (France). The official release is announced for this fall.
Director’s statement: “This film is the result of decisive encounters with the residents of a palliative care centre in Brussels that welcomes terminal patients, avoiding the use of intensive medication. For some years now, the centre’s directors have been inviting me to host creative workshops. When I suggested exploring the theme of death to the residents, their strong support and commitment gave me the idea of making a film. I suggested leaving the therapeutic space for the Opera, an emblematic setting for tragic representation. Choreographer, actor and musician friends joined us and together we attempted to give shape to the questions, hopes and fears that the end of life gives rise to… Before We Go is an intense journey into the heart of that experience.“
© Richard Louvet
Following two exceptional performances in Montréal during the 8th edition of the FTA, we invite you to discover Benoît Lachambre and Daniele Albanese at the Parc Floral in Paris during the June Events festival, for an improvisation entitled L’ivresse des croisées on June 17, 2014, at 8:15 and 9:00 PM.
Later, Benoît Lachambre – this time, accompanied by Hahn Rowe – will give a workshop at La Cartoucherie in Vincennes, from June 23 to July 11, through Carolyn Carlson’s Atelier de Paris.
© Christine Rose Divito
For the 8th edition of the Festival TransAmériques, it is the piece Snakeskins – the latest work by Benoît Lachambre, and the one for which he received the 2013 Grand prix de la danse de Montréal – that opens the festival, at l’Usine C.
On May 23 and 24 2014, at 8 PM, you can find Benoit Lachambre on stage, accompanied by Daniele Albanese and Hahn Rowe.
On Saturday May 24th at 12:30, we invite you to the FTA headquarters (175 ave President-Kennedy) for an exceptional meeting with Benoît Lachambre.
Elsewhere during the FTA, Benoît Lachambre also appears in the piece Phèdre by Jérémie Niel, performing with de Marie Brassard, Mani Soleymanlou, and Emmanuel Schwartz.
We hope to see you there! Wishing you all a fantastic festival experience!
© Emily Gan
LES PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL (PDM) announced the winner of the 2013 MONTREAL DANCE PRIZE presented by QUÉBECOR during a ceremony held at the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme of Place des Arts. Benoît Lachambre was awarded the 2013 MONTREAL DANCE PRIZE presented by QUÉBECOR. The award celebrates the excellence of a dance artist who presented a work in Montreal between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. The winner received a $50,000 prize made possible thanks to the generosity of QUÉBECOR and donors Marcel Côté and Jean Pierre Desrosiers. QUÉBECOR’s Vice President of Communications Sylvie Cordeau had the honour of presenting the prize to the winner.
Benoît Lachambre, whose work Snakeskins was performed at Montreal’s Usine C in October 2012, has made an exceptional contribution to the promotion and advancement of dance. Based in Montreal, he is the Artistic Director of Par B.L.eux, as well as a performer, internationally acclaimed choreographer, researcher and educator. Over the years, his artistic endeavour has proven to be as unique as it is essential. Multi-talented and generous, Lachambre fearlessly explores new ways of moving. He is also known for his countless creative collaborations, having worked with many accomplished artists such as Louise Lecavalier, Meg Stuart and musician Hahn Rowe. In awarding him the 2013 MONTREAL DANCE PRIZE, the jury pays homage to his maturity as a choreographer and performer, and to the outstanding mastery of his art form.
Welcome to Par B.L.eux’s new website
Par B.L.eux is thrilled to welcome you to its new website. You will find information about the company as well as about Benoît Lachambre by navigating through the different sections of this site. You will also find a complete tour schedule for the pieces Snakeskins in the Calendar tab, as well as upcoming workshops to be given by Benoît Lachambre. You can also join Par B.L.eux on Facebook and on Twitter.