What they're saying:
"Throughout So Blue Lecavalier astounds us with the things her body can do—and with the way her intensity manages to communicate itself to us. "
- Helen Shaw, TimeOut New York
"While fantastically physical and, at times, disquietingly vulnerable, the work appears to be something which only the inimitable Lecavalier could do justice. This is not a piece she could – or even should – teach to others."
- Deirdre Kelly, Globe and Mail
Conceived and choreographed by Louise Lecavalier
Created and performed by Louise Lecavalier, Frédéric Tavernini
Assistant choreographer and rehearsal director: France Bruyère
Lighting design by Alain Lortie
Music by Mercan Dede
Additional music by Normand-Pierre Bilodeau, Daft Punk, Meiko Kaji
Remixing producer: Normand-Pierre Bilodeau
Costume design by Yso
Louise Lecavalier and Fou Glorieux
A charismatic mainstay of La La La Human Steps for 18 years, Lecavalier was an icon for an era, the incarnation of extreme, spectacular dance that went far beyond conventional limits.
So Blue marks Louise Lecavalier’s volcanic emergence as a choreographer from an illustrious career as muse and virtuoso performer.
Lecavalier believes blue is the colour of the soul. In So Blue she attempts to “allow the body to say everything it wants to say without censoring it, so ... something true and beyond our control emerges.”
In the first part of So Blue Lecavalier performs a perilous solo accompanied by the vibrant, swirling soundtrack composed by Turkish-born Montréaler Mercan Dede. In the second half of the show she is joined by Frédéric Tavernini and their raw, shared energy reaches dizzying heights.
Since she founded her company Fou glorieux in 2006, Lecavalier has explored with other “glorious fools”, artists such as Tedd Robinson, Benoît Lachambre, Crystal Pite and Nigel Charnock. Created in 2012, So Blue is Lecavalier’s first full-length choreography. It has been presented in 15 countries and honoured with numerous awards.
In The News
Stephen Hunt sits down with Louise Lecavalier to dicuss all things blue, in his article Louise Lecavalier's So Blue. Click here to read the article.
One year after David Bowie's death, dancer Louise Lecavalier looks back on their intense collaboration in her CBC interview. Click here to read the article.