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)
Creation Alan Lake.
Choreographer Alan Lake, in collaboration with the dancers.
Dancers Nicolas Labelle, Louis-Elyan Martin, David Rancourt, Esther Rousseau-Morin, Arielle Warnke St-Pierre, Fabien Piché and 5 other dancers.
Original Music Antoine Berthiaume.
Rehearsal Director Annie Gagnon.
Set Design Alan Lake.
Lighting Design Bruno Matte.
Production Manager and Technical Director Antoine Caron.