A choreographer, musician, dancer and jack of all trades who is both inspiring and unclassifiable, Frédérick Gravel presents a duet that initially looks somewhat like a realistic painting. With the invigorating Brianna Lombardo he shares both the stage and a complicity that allows for all sorts of inventions, and she becomes the counterpoint to his assumed awkwardness. Freed from the traditional codes of dance performance, they construct an original dramatic language where little accidents are transformed into arguments for movement.
Run time is approximately 75 minutes.
Choreographer / Performer
Frédérick Gravel graduated in 2009 from UQAM’s (Université du Québec à Montréal) dance faculty with a thesis on “The role of the dance artist in a democratic society”.Read more + Read less -
The choreographer, dancer, musician and lighting designer turns the structures of choreography upside down, merging into his work various elements from rock and performance art. He joined DLD as an associate creator in 2010 and was appointed artistic director of the company in 2018.
His productions Gravel Works (2009), All Hell is Breaking Loose, Honey (2010), Usually Beauty Fails (2012) and This Duet That We’ve Already Done (so many times) (2015) have received great national and international reviews. He co-created with the author Étienne Lepage Ainsi parlait… (2013) and Logique du pire (2016). In February 2015, he revisited the cabaret style at Usine C, presenting Cabaret Gravel with 20 guest artists, including Dear Criminals and the Molinari Quartet. Always present where least expected, he collaborated with Pierre Lapointe on Mutantès and Amours, délices et orgues (2008).
Concept and Direction: Frédérick Gravel
Created by: Frédérick Gravel and Brianna Lombardo
Lighting Design: Alexandre Pilon-Guay
Sound Environment: Stéphane Boucher, Frédérick Gravel
Artistic Assistants: Ivana Milicevic, Jamie Wright
Costume Assistant: Elen Ewig
Artistic Advisors: Stéphane Boucher, Clara Furey, Étienne Lepage, Katya Montaignac
Technical Director: Karine Gauthier
Production Assistant: Jamie Wright
Production: Frédérick Gravel
Executive Producer: DLD — Daniel Léveillé Danse
Co-Production: Agora de la Danse (Montréal, Canada)
With the Support of: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts
Frédérick Gravel is a member of the Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique.
Run from me, a song by Timber Timbre, performed by Frédérick Gravel, is a courtesy of Arts & Crafts Music Publishing.
Hotel Kiss and Hotel Blues Returns, musical works by Last Ex, composed by Olivier Fairfield and Simon Trottier and performed by Frédérick Gravel and Stéphane Boucher, are a courtesy of Constellation Records.