Louise Lecavalier & Benoît Lachambre [Montreal]

'I' Is Memory

'I' Is Memory
'I' Is Memory

13.12 – 14.12.2007

Inner explosion

The dancer Louise Lecavalier and dancer-choreographer Benoît Lachambre both come from Montreal and have been active on the international dance scene for many years. Lecavalier has appeared in Brussels before in productions by the LaLaLa Human Steps company. Lachambre appeared in the Kaaitheater in 2005-2006 in Lugares comunes and this season can be seen in the revival of FORGERIES, LOVE AND OTHER MATTERS, a production he made with Meg Stuart.

Lecavalier is interested in the ‘impulse of movement that precedes all human communication and in which you can read the soul’. Lachambre seeks the confrontation of the body with its own movements. In the solo ‘I’ Is Memory the body is no longer guided or propelled forward by the mind but by an ‘inner explosion’ that radiates through the whole body and spreads in bones, muscles, organs and joints. A quasi-meditative dance of a being in full metamorphosis.


choreography Benoît Lachambre
performer Louise Lecavalier
light Jean-Philippe Trépanier
original music Laurent Maslé
production Louise Lecavalier
co-production STEPS # 10 (SZ), Théâtre de la Ville (F), Tanz im August – Internationales Tanzfest (D), Aarhus Festuge (DK), Centre national des Arts (CA), l’Usine C (CA)
in partnership with Quebec presenters
subsidies Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des Arts du Canada, ministère des Affaires étrangères et du commerce international du Canada

Laurent Goldring (Paris)
rrr... (reading reading reading)
13, 14/12/2007, before & after ‘I’ Is Memory, Kaaitheater / gratuit

Au foyer, nous présentons rrr... (reading, reading, reading), une installation de l’artiste français Laurent Goldring. Dans son œuvre, Goldring étudie la lisibilité du corps. Aussi, travaille-t-il en étroite collaboration avec des chorégraphes comme Xavier Le Roy, Benoît Lachambre et Saskia Hölbling. rrr... (reading, reading, reading) est une étude du corps de Lachambre et Hölbling. Actuellement, Goldring prépare une œuvre avec Benoît Lachambre et Louise Lecavalier.