If modern dance enthusiasts knew that it would take former La La La Human Steps performer Louise Lecavalier twelve years to show up again in Toronto, the revolt would have started a long time ago. The physical expression icon returns to the Fleck Dance Theatre in April with her company, Fou Glorieux, to showcase a new project entitled Children .
Choreographed by England’s Nigel Chanock, Children illustrates the fine line between love and hate, passion and violence. The dark, witty, physical movement piece features a moving program of duets.
Those that experienced her later work with Montreal’s Édouard Lock are in for a double treat. Along with dancer Keir Knight , Lecavalier will perform excerpts from 2 and Exaucé/Salt in a presentation that demands technical rigour, immeasurable strength, and total abandonment of complex choreographic structure.
Why merge of artistic concepts in a single offering?
“I began to miss the dance from the La La La period, and felt like placing it in a different context,” affirms Lecavalier. “The approach has remained firmly rooted inside me; nowhere else have I found it.”
CHILDREN by Nigel Charnock * Apr. 13 – Apr. 16, 2011 * Fleck Dance Theatre 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON * Tickets $15.00 – $45.00 * 416-973-4000