From November 18 to 20, the dance company Ezdanza will present, in collaboration with Les Grands Ballets, the multidisciplanry show The LORCA Project at Les Grands Ballets’ Studio-Théâtre.
A dance and circus creation inspired in the life and work of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, the LORCA Project is a combination of rich expressions, both united and unique. It joins Federico García LORCA’s artistic expression, timeless life, and poetry with the contemporary worlds of art, dance and circus as equals. The LORCA project is a live museum where the audience travels through as they would like to, choosing what is the point of identification for each observer.
The LORCA project explores Lorca’s life and works, which became the music that guides the creation. The project merges contemporary choreography and contemporary circus art with a strong and unique language traveling from one discipline to the other, keeping the flow of a cellular organic line through the movement, music, and emotional / visual levels.
November 18, 19 and 20, 2021
$35 tax included
Les Grands Ballets' Studio-Theater
1435 De Bleury Street, Montreal
“I have been very inspired by the work of Federico García Lorca and I have also had a longing to enter and explore his life and all its mystical dimensions. I use his words as stimulation for movement and virtuosity as I join his artistic expression with mine and the collaborators. To me, it was not a choice. It became a need.”Edgar Zendejas, Artistic Director of Ezdanza
Thanks to Canada Council for the Arts, the LORCA project became a reality. The project unites six professionals from the dance and circus disciplines under one roof, using a powerful theme and inspired by the life and work of the Spanish poet, Federico García Lorca.
As a collaborator on this project, Les Grands Ballets is glad that its support has brought to life this creation onstage to be shared with audiences.
Hugo Duquette (Ezdanza), Sara Harton (Ezdanza), Véronique Giasson (Ezdanza), Stefano Russiello (Les Grands Ballets), James Lyttle (Les Grands Ballets), Arthur Morel Van Hyfte (Ezdanza)
Julie Lachance (Assistant to the Direction), Stéphane Ménigot (Light Designer), Michael Slack (Set and Costume Designer), Jean-Philippe Barrios (Composer), Owen Belton (Composer)
Laurence Pare-Seguin (Executive Director), Olivier Brunet (Technical Director), Rodolphe St-Arneault (Stage Manager), Laval Dufour (Head Rigger), Jimi Marcotte (Technical Director GB-Wilder), Achille Martineau (Asistant technical director GB-Wilder)
Ezdanza would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, La TOHU, Cirque Éloize, J. Lee Foundation, La compagnie des autres, Les STUDIOS, École supérieure de ballet du Québec, École de danse contemporaine de Montréal and École nationale de cirque for their invaluable contribution in this project.
This residency was made possible thanks to Les Grands Ballets' partnership with the Conseil des arts de Montréal.