Choreography: Laurence Lemieux
Dancers: Zhenya Cerneacov, Luke Garwood, Tyler Gledhill, Daniel Gomez, Andrew McCormack, Phillip McDermott, Connor Mitton, Kaitlin Standeven, Brodie Stevenson
Musical Composition: John Gzowski
Production Design: Jeremy Mimnagh
Lighting Design: Simon Rossiter
Costume & Set Design: Cheryl Lalonde
Premiered November 10, 2017 at The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON.
Presented by Compagnie de la Citadelle
About the Show
Choreographed by Laurence Lemieux
VIMY 1917 pays tribute to The Battle of Vimy Ridge, during the First World War in France. The full-length work honours the bravery and sacrifice of the many soldiers who lost their lives on the battle fields, while giving new life to the stories of eight soldiers whose lives were taken far too soon.
In April 2017, the artistic team and its eight dancers travelled to France to perform the work for the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Vimy Ridge at the Vimy War Memorial.
The cast was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance.