Louise Lecavalier (CA)

55 min. | Audience discussion following on 21.02.


In her new production “Stations”, the world-famous Canadian dancer and choreographer once again presents herself as an outstanding, energetic solo dancer. Carried among other things by the jazzy sounds of the saxophonist Colin Stetson, she passes through four different stations in “Stations”, which could refer to the four seasons or the cardinal points. As if in a dizzying gyroscopic movement, her body is constantly passing through new states – sometimes introverted, sometimes as if possessed, animal or fluid, but always vibrating energetically, as if it were a matter of sheer survival.

The Canadian dancer and choreographer Louise Lecavalier worked with Édouard Lock and La La La Human Steps from 1981 to 1999. Works created during this time now have cult status – not least she has appeared on stage with David Bowie and Frank Zappa. With the founding of her company “Fou glorieux” in 2006, she translated her overwhelmingly energetic dance style into her own choreographies. The first major production was “So Blue” in 2012, followed by “Battleground” four years later, with which she was also a guest at HELLERAU.