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Inspired by a painting of Jean-Paul Lemieux’s, and set in a wintry landscape reminiscent of Lemieux’s childhood in Quebec City, Julie et l’univers explores the interior lives of three young women on the cusp of adulthood, alternating between the utter wonderment and discovery of youth and the uncertainty and loneliness of adolescence.
Approximate run time is 60 minutes.
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.Read more + Read less -
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.
Choreographer: Laurence Lemieux
Performers: Morgyn Aronyk-Schell, Sierra Chin Sawdy, Claire Whitaker
Pianist: Jeanie Chung
Music: Franz Schubert’s Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960’
Lighting Design: Noah Feaver
Set Design: Simon Rossiter
Costume Design: Krista Dowson
Dramaturge: Dedra McDermott