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

Presented live in Cinquième Salle with physical distancing.
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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A production of Alan Lake Factori[e] in collaboration with Danse Danse
Creation Alan Lake (Artist associated of Centre de Création O Vertigo - CCOV)
Choreography Alan Lake, with dancers
Dancers Odile-Amélie Peters, Fabien Piché, David Rancourt, Esther Rousseau-Morin and 2 other dancers
Music Antoine Berthiaume
Lighting to come
Set Julie Lévesque and Alan Lake
Rehearsal and Production Assistant Jessica Serli
Production Director André Houle - CCOV
Technical Director Patrick Paquet
Photos Nicolas Padovani & Sébastien
Executif Producer Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV (Montréal)

Residency La Rotonde (Québec), Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV (Montréal) and Théâtre Hector Charland (Assomption)


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