• Alan Lake Factori(e) ╲ L'effritement des parades

    Alan Lake Factori(e)

    L'effritement des parades

    Alan Lake
    19. 20. 21. 22. 23 Oct 2021
  • Alan Lake Factori(e)

    L'effritement des parades

    Alan Lake
    19. 20. 21. 22. 23 Oct 2021

Alan Lake - L'effritement des parades

  • Quebec
  • Alan Lake Factori(e)

    L'effritement des parades

    Alan Lake
Creators Series Partner
Hydro Québec
Length – 75 min. Venue – Cinquième Salle, Place des Arts
19 October 2021 - 20 h 00
20 October 2021 - 20 h 00
21 October 2021 - 20 h 00
22 October 2021 - 20 h 00
23 October 2021 - 20 h 00

OCTOBER 22 & 23 - 20 h 00

The convergence of disciplines is the keystone of Alan Lake’s rich universe. A mysterious pagan feast of powerful images, somewhere between dance, live installation and sculpture, L’effritement des parades celebrates seeds and abundance.

Each of Alan Lake’s stage creations is the fruit of a rigorous hybrid exploration in three stages, where movement, images, visual art and original music interact and enrich each other in a subtle alchemy. Between fable and allegory, L’effritement des parades, freely inspired by the myth of Persephone—goddess of the underworld, associated with the cycle of the seasons, life and resurrection—is a symbolist odyssey in which delirious imaginings, eroded ambitions and disenchanted ideals come aground. A voluptuous and exuberant dance unfolds. Is it a bacchanal, a pagan ritual, a primitive ceremony? When the parade of appearances falls away, something true and luminous emerges from these extravagant chimeras, bringing us back to the very essence of being. Strangely beautiful.

A Danse Danse co-production.

Cultural Partner CCOV
Live-Stream Partner SIT - scènes interactives technologiques

Evening program

Place des Arts' sanitary measures


Also available in live streaming on October 22 + 23.

The webcast is only available live, at the same time as the show, with no possibility of replay.

Tickets start at $44.00

Post-performance talk with the artists

    Wednesday October 20, 2021
    Friday October 22, 2021

  • Alan Lake

    Photo © Michael Pinault

    Alan Lake

    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 w...

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  • Alan Lake Factori(e)

    Created in 2007, Alan Lake Factori[e], based in Quebec City,  Alan Lake Factori[e] is a multidisciplinary contemporary dance company created and directed by choreographer and director Alan Lake. His approach is at the crossroads of dance, cinema and visual arts. This cross-over contributes directly to defining the company's unique language by giving birth to raw and symbolic universes in which humans, totally impregnated by...

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World Premiere October 15, 2021, Théâtre Hector Charland - L’Assomption.

Creation Alan Lake (Associate artist of Centre de Création O Vertigo - CCOV).

Choreography Alan Lake, with the dancers.

Dancers Odile-Amélie Peters, Fabien Piché, David Rancourt, Esther Rousseau-Morin.

Musical conception and music on stage Antoine Berthiaume.

Lighting Chantal Labonté.

Set Design Julie Lévesque, Alan Lake.

Assistants props and costumes Lynne Geoffré, Romane Marchand.

Artistic Adviser Olivier Normand Laplante.

Rehearsals Annie Gagnon.

Assistant Chief Machinist Scott Drysdale.

Production Diretor André Houle - CCOV.

Technical Director Samuel Boucher.

Stage Manager Claudio Castillo.

Photography Nicolas Padovani, Sébastien Durocher.

Delegate Producer Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV (Montreal).

An Alan Lake Factori[e] production co-poduced by Danse Danse and Diffusion Hector Charland (L’Assomption).

Artistic Residency La Rotonde (Québec), Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV (Montreal).

Agents Brent Belsher & Sophie Brassard (Belsher Arts Management).

Alan Lake Factori[e] is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts du Québec and the Entente de développement culturelle de la Ville de Québec.


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