With thirty years of solid experience behind him as a choreographer, performer, improviser and teacher, active in North America as well as in Europe, Benoît Lachambre created his company in 1996 out of the need for a platform that would allow him to produce his research projects and develop an original creative structure. So, Par B.L.eux (‘B.L.’ for his own initials and ‘eux’ for ‘them,’ his collaborators) was born and its mission is as follows: to create and produce works in a spirit of openness and collaboration, while encouraging interdisciplinary relationships in dance.
The company helps to promote international exchanges and multiplies opportunities for encounters between artists from diverse artistic and geographic backgrounds. Par B.L.eux believes that the evolution of dance feeds off of an abundance of ideas, and dynamic, continuous exchange of artistic practice and concepts.
Inside Art Circulation’s portfolio: Lifeguard
In partnership with Valérie Lanciaux // Produktion BABEL (European territory)
Active in the dance community since the 1970s, Benoît Lachambre first learned about Releasing in 1985. This kinesthetic approach to movement and its use of improvisation became an important influence on his choreographic work. He decided to immerse himself in an exploratory approach to movement and its sources, to seek out the authenticity of movement. His work, both as a choreographer and a performer, has at its centre the hyper-awareness of the senses, and the connection between the somatic and the artistic is central to his practice.
He founded his own company in Montréal in 1996, christening it Par B.L.eux, ‘B.L.’ for his own initials and ‘eux’ for the artists he chooses to collaborate with, and who have become central to his artistic process.
Benoît Lachambre is one of the foremost artist-choreographer-performers of his generation. He has created 17 works for his own company since Par B.L.eux was founded, and participated in more than 20 productions by other companies, in addition to some 25 commissioned works.
His latest solo work, Lifeguard, seeks to further deconstruct the notion of the choreographic impulse, and will have its world première in Paris at the Festival June Events in June 2016.
After the warm reception of Lifeguard at the June Events Festival in Paris and the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna, the latest solo creation of Benoît Lachambre will continue its 2016-2017 season in Brazil. A performative action that changes according to the venue and audience, Lifeguard will be performed on November 15 and 16 in Belo Horizonte at the FID – Fórum Internacional de Dança.
BODIES, RELATIONSHIPS AND PERCEPTIONS MEASURE | JANUARY 23 – 27 @ STUDIO 303 , Montreal | Canada
TRANSFORMING NOTIONS OF PRESENCE | FEBRUARY 13 – 17 2017 @ L’ARTÈRE, Québec | Canada
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Technical Director - Samuel Thériault
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