March 5 – 9, 2018 | 10 am – 12 pm
Inter-relational somatic movement
Benoît Lachambre proposes somatic work, in which the body’s vibrations deploy within inter-relational dynamics. The work focuses on slow trance and awakening of the senses. Learn how to reinvent dance from the interstices of kinesthetic spheres, and create a vibrant notion of dance with modulations while improvising and generating inter-spacial contacts.
Active in the dance community since the 1970s, Benoît Lachambre first learned about Releasing in 1985. This kinesthetic approach to movement and its use of improvisation became an important influence on his choreographic work. He decided to immerse himself in an exploratory approach to movement and its sources, to seek out the authenticity of movement. His work, both as a choreographer and a performer, has at its centre the hyper-awareness of the senses, and the connection between the somatic and the artistic is central to his practice. He founded his own company in Montréal in 1996, christening it Par B.L.eux, ‘B.L.’ for his own initials and ‘eux’ for the artists he chooses to collaborate with, and who have become central to his artistic process.
Benoît Lachambre is one of the foremost artist-choreographer-performers of his generation. He has created 17 works for his own company since Par B.L.eux was founded, and participated in more than 20 productions by other companies, in addition to some 25 commissioned works.
His latest solo work, Lifeguard, seeks to further deconstruct the notion of the choreographic impulse have its world première in Paris at the Festival June Events in June 2016.
$8 /class | Studio Peter-Boneham – EJPP
With the financial support of Emploi-Québec
[To access this rate, the participants have to be Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada and currently residing in Québec.]
To register, please contact Daniel Villeneuve at 514 525-1569 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Benoît Lachambre © Laurent Theillet