We are thrilled to announce that Louis Laberge-Côté will be hosting an audience talk back for Sébastien Provencher’s Children of Chemistry on Friday, February 21, 2020.
Louis Laberge-Côté is a Toronto-based dancer, choreographer, teacher, and rehearsal director. An acclaimed performer, he has danced nationally and internationally with over thirty companies and has been a full-time member of Toronto Dance Theatre (1999-2007) and the Kevin O’Day Ballett Nationaltheater Mannheim (2009-2011). He has created over eighty choreographic works, which have been presented and commissioned in Canada and abroad. His work has garnered him a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography, as well as ten other individual and ensemble nominations for Performance or Choreography. He has been nominated for the KM Hunter Award in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and has received several grants from all three levels of government, the Chalmers Foundation, the Metcalf Foundation, the Laidlaw Foundation, and the Dancer Transition Resource Centre. A sought-after pedagogue, he has taught classes and workshops all across Canada and has been appointed Assistant Professor of Dance at Ryerson University in 2018. He holds an MFA in Creative Practice from the University of Plymouth (UK).
February 20-22, 2020
Choreographer: Sébastien Provencher
Presented by Citadel + Compagnie through Bright Nights Performing Arts Series
Performances take place at The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance, located at 304 Parliament Street, Toronto, at Dundas and Parliament.
From a fashion show to a football field, from femininity to hypermasculinity, Children of Chemistry both confronts and questions the notion of manliness. In a repetitive dance with popular and sporting references, Provencher tackles stereotypes of masculinity. Hailed as “poignant performance” this Toronto premiere is a captivating piece that invites audiences to imagine the masculine through a different lens.
Lighting designer: Nancy Bussières
Music composition: Hani Debbache
Rehearsal director: Helen Simard
Executive Producer: Lorganisme
“Provencher takes a fresh look at the notion of social identification of the sexes (and) denounces it while sending an optimistic message against a cultural closure of minds still very significant in our time.” – DF Danse
Photo of Louis Laberge-Côté by Maxine Bergevin.