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In Time – At The Intersection of Music & Dance

September 22-23, 2023
7:30PM @ Jeanne Lamon Hall
(Trinity-St. Paul's Centre)
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Presented by Toronto Mendelssohn Choir in collaboration with Compagnie de la Citadelle

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Presents

In Time – At the Intersection of Music & Dance
Choreographed by Laurence Lemieux

 

Experience a fusion of music and dance in this mesmerizing evening of baroque masterworks. Presented by Toronto Mendelssohn Choir in collaboration with Compagnie de la Citadelle, witness a breathtaking combination of grace and elegance as the Toronto Mendelssohn Singers perform Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Bach’s Christ lag in Todesbanden under the direction of Jean-Sébastien Vallée. Let your soul soar with the exuberance of this unforgettable performance that unites choral grandeur and captivating choreography imagined by Laurence Lemieux in a tribute to the strength and resilience of women.

Meet the Artists

Photo of Laurence Lemieux Photo by Aleksander Antonijevic

Laurence Lemieux

Choreographer and Performer

Laurence Lemieux is a dancer, choreographer, and Artistic Director of Citadel + Compagnie. Born in Québec City, Laurence studied dance at L’École Supérieure de Danse du Québec, and at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT). She danced for TDT from 1986 to 1998, winning a Dora Mavor Moore award in 1998 for her interpretation of Christopher House’s Cryptoversa.

Lemieux has choreographed over thirty original works and has danced for some of Canada’s most prominent choreographers, including Margie Gillis, James Kudelka, and Jean-Pierre Perreault. Lemieux is a passionate advocate for the arts and is President of the board of Daniel Leveillé Danse in Montreal. In 2012, Lemieux created The Citadel Dance Program, bringing high quality, free dance classes to children and youth living in Regent Park. 

Show Credits

Dixit Dominus
Choreographer: Laurence Lemieux
Performers: Johanna Bergfelt, Rajvi Dedhia, Miyeko Ferguson, Masima Lawrence, and Claire Whitaker, with guest Santina Lawrence
Music: Dixit Dominus HWV 232 by George Frideric Handel

Sinfonia
Choreographer and Performer: Laurence Lemieux
Music: Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Artist Notes

Dixit Dominus

Dixit Dominus pays tribute to six women at different stages in their lives, revealing their resilience, strength and spirituality. Grounded in everyday gestures mixed with lyrical movements, the work follows the musical arc of the score.

Sinfonia

The loss of a child. A universal pain. It is the starting point for this work, expressed in a simple setting, an empty room. It is a “coming to terms” with absence. If music and dance can make us feel we are part of a bigger universe, then let this dance elevate our souls and allow us to heal together.