Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at 7:00 pm Sunday, January 28th, 2018 at 2:00 pm MacKenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert St, Regina, SK S4S 6X6 Tickets: General Admission: $25 Adv. | $30 Door Student Rate: $18 Adv. | $20 Door Children (under 12): $10
ARTISTIC INTENTION Teaser: https://vimeo.com/150910230 A choreographer, musician, dancer and jack of all trades who is both inspiring and unclassifiable, Frédérick Gravel presents a duet that initially looks somewhat like a realistic painting. With the invigorating Brianna Lombardo he shares both the stage and a complicity that allows for all sorts of inventions, and she becomes the counterpoint to his assumed awkwardness. Freed from the traditional codes of dance performance, they construct an original dramatic language where little accidents are transformed into arguments for movement. Under an apparently simple, laid back allure, the duo gradually evolves between states of being, with a stage presence that is disturbingly natural, turning the banal into poetry. A rare and precious moment that never ceases to surprise and to destabilize with its ostensible casualness, this new work is alive with humanity and vulnerability.
CREDITS Concept and artistic direction: Frédérick Gravel Created by: Frédérick Gravel, Brianna Lombardo Lighting: Alexandre Pilon-Guay Sound environment: Stéphane Boucher, Frédérick Gravel Original musics: Stéphane Boucher Artistic assistant: Ivana Milicevic, Jamie Wright Costumes assistant: Elen Ewing Artistic advisors: Stéphane Boucher, Clara Furey, Étienne Lepage, Katya Montaignac Technical direction: Olivier Chopinet Production assistant: Jamie Wright
A production of Frédérick Gravel Executive producer: Daniel Léveillé danse Co-production: Agora de la danse Development: Marie-Andrée Gougeon; George Skalkogiannis With the support of: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts
BIOGRAPHY of Frédérick Gravel The choreographer, dancer, musician and lighting designer Frédérick Gravel turns the structures of choreography upside down, merging into his work various elements from rock and performance art. Advocating the intermingling of cultures and disciplines, the works of Frédérick Gravel are created in close collaboration with all members of Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup (GAG), a shifting collective of dancers and musicians . His productions Gravel Works (2009), Tout se pète la gueule, chérie (2010), Usually Beauty Fails (2012) have received great national and international reviews. He co-created with the author Étienne Lepage Ainsi parlait... (2013) and Logique du pire (2016). In February 2015, he revisited the cabaret style at Usine C, presenting Cabaret Gravel with 20 guest artists, including Dear Criminals and the Molinari Quartet. Always present where least expected, he collaborated with Pierre Lapointe on Mutantès (2008). More and more active as a teacher, Frédérick Gravel regularly gives creative workshops as well as teaching at CÉGEP Saint-Hyacinthe’s theater department, at Université du Québec à Montréal and at l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal.
PRESS QUOTES “Gravel has succeeded in creating a genuine duo, miles away from clichés and platitudes. Once again, he crosses and outwits the usual codes to invent a wonderful couple.”– Danse Canal Historique (Paris, France)
"[...] Their delicate and rowdy union, enhanced by a matching musical support, speaks all the passion’s rage and fire. Just as sweet as it is rough, this creation is an incandescent beauty. " - Toute la culture (Paris, France)
“ Frédérick Gravel departs from this practice and offers us an outstanding duet characterized by proximity. Tender, sensitive and visceral (...) this new creation featuring Brianna Lombardo confirms the choreographer’s talent and inventiveness. “ - Le Devoir (Montreal, Canada)
“ In this new show called This Duet That We’ve Already Done (so many times), the multidisciplinary artist (...) departs from his successful group creations (...) to undertake a more intimate project, which remains, nonetheless, filled with electricity. “ - La Presse (Montreal, Canada)
“ Something real, you can feel, which leaves us comfortable and satisfied. It was a deeper, more mature Gravel (...)." - Dfdanse (Montreal, Canada)
Thank you to our valuable Sponsors and Funders who made this possible:
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*Special thanks to the following agencies: Government of Canada, Saskatchewan Arts Board, City of Regina, Canada Council for the Arts, CanDance, Community Initiatives Fund, Dance Saskatchewan Inc., SaskCulture, and Business for the Arts