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.
Created in 2015
Concept and Direction Frédérick Gravel
Created by Frédérick Gravel, Brianna Lombardo
Light Alexandre Pilon-Guay
Sound Stéphane Boucher, Frédérick Gravel
Original music Stéphane Boucher
Artistic Assistant Ivana Milicevic, Jamie Wright
Costume Assistant Elen Ewing
Artistic Advisors Stéphane Boucher, Clara Furey, Étienne Lepage, Katya Montaignac
Production Assistant Jamie Wright
Run from me, a song by Timber Timbre, performed by Frédérick Gravel, is a courtesy of Arts & Crafts Musique Publishing. / Hotel Kiss and Hotel Blues Returns, musical works by Last Ex, composed by Olivier Fairfield and Simon Trottier and performed by Frédérick Gravel and Stéphane Boucher, are a courtesy of Costellation Records.
Production Frédérick Gravel + DLD – Daniel Léveillé Danse
Coproduction Agora de la danse
Development Marie-Andrée Gougeon; George Skalkogiannis
With the support of Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Canada Council for the Arts
Frédérick Gravel is a member of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique.