Alan Lake likes to describe his choreographic language as a hybrid, through which he has created his own singular world. “I explore the interconnections between the body, filmed images, sculptural installations and raw material”, he says. Inspired by Théodore Géricault’s famous painting The Raft of the Medusa, he puts forward a vision of humanity adrift. Intensely physical dance, like a pagan ritual, is heightened by the powerful imagery of the stage design. “I consider myself a symbolist”, says Lake. His interpretation transforms nightmares into allegories. Le cri des méduses is a waking dream, a dance of life and survival.
Photo © Michael Pinault
A choreographer, dancer, director and visual artist, Alan Lake combines his multiple passions and talents in works he has been creating since 2003 in the Alan Lake factori(e) research lab he founded in Quebec City. Themes of landscape, the recurring cycles of life and the polarity of reality underscore his work. His virtuoso movement is driven at times by impulses of memory, at times by resistance to that very impulse. it was while researching...Read more about Alan Lake
Alan Lake Factori(e) is a multidisciplinary contemporary dance company created and operated by Alan Lake, choreographer, performer, director and visual artist. He founded his research laboratory in Quebec City.The company is entirely dedicated to the creation and distribution of choreographic works, multidisciplinary works and art films. It promotes contemporary dance and choreographic research through performances, workshops,...Read more about Alan Lake Factori(e)
Première 20 mars 2018 - Danse Danse, Cinquième Salle, Place des Arts.
Creation Alan Lake.
Choreographer Alan Lake, together with the dancers.
Dancers Kimberley de Jong, Jean-Benoit Labrecque, Louis-Elyan Martin, Fabien Piché, David Rancourt, Geneviève Robitaille, Esther Rousseau Morin, Josiane Bernier, Odile-Amélie Peters.
Live music Antoine Berthiaume.
Lighting Karine Gauthier.
Rehearsal Coach Annie Gagnon (Montréal).
Set Design Marilène Bastien, Alan Lake.
Production Director André Houle, Centre de Création O Vertigo - CCOV.
Technical Direction Antoine Caron.
Photos Daniel Richard.
Delegate Producer Centre de Création O Vertigo - CCOV (Montréal).
Production Alan Lake Factori(e). Coproduction Danse Danse, Centre de Création O Vertigo - CCOV (Montréal).
Agents Brent Belsher (Belsherarts Management), Mickaël Spinnhirny (Agence Mickaël Spinnhirny).
Creation support - Residencies Place des Arts, La Rotonde, Danse à la Carte, Danse Danse.