La La La Human Steps founder, artistic director and choreographer, Edouard Lock has been invited to create works for some of the world’s leading dance companies, including the Paris Opera Ballet, the Het Nationale Ballet of Holland, The Nederlands Dans Theater, the Cullberg Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Flanders.
He co-conceived and was artistic director for David Bowie’s world tour, Sound and Vision. He also collaborated with Frank Zappa on the Yellow Shark concerts. Other musical collaborations include Gavin Bryars, Einstürzende Neubauten, Steve Albinni (Shellac of North America), David Lang, Kevin Shields (My Blue Valentine), David Van Tiegham, and the West India Company.
At the invitation of The Paris Opera and Robert Carson, Mr. Lock choreographed Les Boréades, composed by Rameau and performed by his company LHS at Le Palais Garnier.
Various films have been made on Mr. Lock’s work including Le Petit Musée de Vélasquez, directed by Bernar Hébert, and the documentary Inspirations by British director Michael Apted, which also included Roy Lichtenstein, Tadao Ando and David Bowie, among others.
The film adaptation of Amelia, directed by Edouard Lock, had its American premiere at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival and its European premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The film won its category at the Chicago International Film Festival, the Prague International Film Festival and the Rose d’Or Festival in Switzerland as well as winning two I.C.E. and two Gemini Awards for best direction and best editing. Mr. Lock's short film Aida premiered at FIFA in 2020.
Edouard Lock's works have garnered many awards, including the Chalmers choreographic prize, the New York Dance and Performance Award, the Prix Denise-Pelletier, the National Arts Centre Award, the Benois de la Danse choreographic award given in Moscow, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, the Premio Positano Leonide Massine Award and The Molson Prize given by the Canada Council for the Arts. He is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate granted by the Université du Québec.