Lifeguard, an intimate stroll of a piece, is the first of a triptych to examine our notions of presence and the resonance of movement. The choreographic action will unfold differently, depending on the space and on perception. It will work best in places that allow performer and spectator to get very close.

A piece that will work to build a very intimate atmosphere, Lifeguard allows for a minute examination of movement, and questions our projections of relationships. With a syncopated choreographic vocabulary and undulating movements, Benoît Lachambre offers a new register for the body’s expression, bringing us along on a search for sensory co-habitation. A subtle connection develops, between the audience and the performer, a mixture of playful trance and vulnerability, and on the stage the body will flow with tangible dexterity.

While examining the role of the artist, the passivity of the spectator and the subtlety of our affect, Lifeguard is an uninhibited discussion about so many aspects of existence.

Choreographer : Benoît Lachambre
Produced by : Par B.L.eux
Première Performance : June 2016, l’Atelier de Paris
Duration : approximately 120 minutes
Number of performers : 1
Number on the road : 3 (1 dancer, Technical Director, Tour Manager)

This is an artist who goes to his very limit to create a work that, in an ultra-contemporary concept of artistic creation, has a spiritual dimension at its core.”

Thomas Hahn, Dansermag


April 18 / St-Jean-sur-Richelieu / St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Canada)
April 25 – 26 / La Rotonde  / Québec (Canada)

Credits :

Choreographer-performer : Benoît Lachambre
Outside eye : Anouk Thériault, George Stamos et Valérie Lanciaux
Technical Direction : Samuel Thériault
Costume : Benoît Lachambre, Alexandra Bertaut et Valérie Lanciaux
Distribution : Art Circulation
Production : Par B.L.eux
Partners : CDC Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson, Centre National de la Danse de Pantin, et la Ménagerie de Verre
With the support of : Studio Le Regard du Cygne
Financial support from : Conseil des Arts du Canada, Conseil des Arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des Arts de Montréal

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Agent de diffusion : Art Circulation
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