(Photo by Rachel Harris)
To round out the 2016/2017 season of Live Art Dance, Montreal Danse will be performing a work by Benoit Lachambre this Thursday to Saturday just in time for International Dance Week!
This show will stand in stark contrast to one we saw just last Wednesday. The abstraction of colour and movement and the “juxtaposition of the banal against the psychedelic” is sure to offer a unique take on the contemporary scene in Montreal.
Lachambre is known for his radical approach to choreography as he delves into creating on his dancers through a kinesthetic experience of release. Wishing to strip the body of the constructs layered by social constructs his choreography is based on improvisation through the somatic release technique, flipping the perspective of how the performing artist relates to audience.
Prismes won “Best Choreography” by CALQ, the central granting agency of Quebec and Benoit himself is award winning for his general scope of choreographic achievement and contribution to the arts in Montreal.
Thanks to Live Art Dance for bringing us a delicious season of incredible works that are such variants of each other allowing for richness in programming. With fresh works and companies from all over the Country, including two productions by local artists, the Season was truly full of rich explorations of Contemporary Dance.