Danse Danse presents

Alan Lake Factori(e) – L’effritement des parades (“the crumbling of parades”)

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 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 objects and organic imagery that the visual artist Alan Lake discovered dance.

On-site show at Cinquième Salle
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 8:00pm
Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 8:00pm
Friday, October 22, 2021 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 8:00pm

Post-performance talk with the artists
Wednesday October 20, 2021
Friday October 22, 2021

Live webcast
Friday, October 22, 2021 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 8:00pm
The webcast is only available live, at the same time as the show, with no possibility of replay.

To purchase tickets to any of these performances, visit: www.placedesarts.com

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