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Soar to the heavens with an evening of dance by Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

by on November 10, 2011

On November 16 at 7:30pm, The Fredericton Playhouse will host choreographer James Kudelka’s stunning work with renowned Canadian dance company Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC). Based in Montreal, Canada, CLC creates and produces collaborations in dance, music and the visual arts – performances that transcend boundaries through movement, dialogue and celebration, drawing on both conventional theatrical forms and innovative community-based approaches.

CLC has been the subject of seven films, was featured in television specials in Canada and Russia, and has been the subject of over 300 newspaper articles, including appearances on the front pages of Montréal’s Le Devoir, the Peterborough Examiner, and the Meaford Express… virtually unheard of for a dance company. Their reconstruction of James Kudelka’s masterwork, Fifteen Heterosexual Duets was also documented in a book initiated by Lemieux and published by Dance Collection Danse Press/es in 2006.

In this performance, you will soar to the heavens in an evening of dances featuring 11 of the country’s finest dancers, and consisting of the following three works: Fifteen Heterosexual Duets, Soudain l’hiver dernier, and In Paradisum. Let yourself be swept up in the driving, hypnotic masterpiece of emotional power and technical brilliance in an “outpouring of movement invention” (The New York Times).

As part of our Create, Learn and Play Series, patrons are also invited to attend an open dance rehearsal with Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie on Tuesday, November 15 from 4-5:30pm at The Fredericton Playhouse. Take a peek into the rehearsal of a repertory piece, and be privy to some behind-the-scenes secrets and the day to day work of professional dancers.

If you would rather be a participant than a spectator then why not participate in our Master Class Series as we offer aspiring dancers the opportunity to work with a few of CLC’s professional dancers at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre on Tuesday, November 15 from 6:30-8pm. The fee for the class is $20 ($10 for Spotlight members) and registration is required through The Fredericton Playhouse box office.

Tickets for Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie are available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at www.theplayhouse.ca.

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