Édouard Lock is a dance director, filmmaker and photographer. He was born in Morocco in 1954 and studied cinema and literature at Concordia University, Canada. Lock began his career as a choreographer at age 20 and has created works for Canadian companies such as Le Groupe Nouvelle Aire and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. In 1980, he founded the company La La La Human Steps. Over thirty years he has created pieces for various dance companies such as Ballet de L'Opéra de Paris, Het National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater. His choreographic style is characterized by merging dance, visual arts and lighting effects that creates distorted perceptions in the bodies of the dancers. Among his most important works are Lily Marlène dans la jungle (1980), Human Sex (1985), Infante, c’est destroy (1990), Exaucé/Salt (1999), Amelia (2002) and Amjad (2007). This is the first creation of Édouard Lock for the São Paulo Dance Company.