As Laurence and the dancers gear up for the avant-premiere at The Living Arts Centre this Friday, and the premiere at The Citadel next week, Michael Crabb from The Toronto Star wrote a wonderful preview of the work:

“The hour-long piece reminds us that, win or lose, war is always brutal and that great armies include a multitude of individuals, each with a personal story. By highlighting just a handful of these stories, evoked in movement, sound and projected imagery, and inspired by men who came from the area surrounding her company’s Citadel home at Parliament and Dundas, Lemieux intends Jusqu’à Vimy as a humble tribute to their courage.”

“Every dancer in Jusqu’à Vimy is matched to an actual soldier. Most of the nine-member cast made the April trip to Vimy. They visited the soldiers’ gravesites and performed a short excerpt of Lemieux’s work in conjunction with the opening of a new visitor centre at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.”

Read the full preview here.

More about the piece here, and information about the accompanying augmented reality installation, Wounded Woods here.
November 10, 2017 (Living Arts Centre)
4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga
Tickets available here

November 15-18 & 22-25, 2017
 (The Citadel)
304 Parliament St., Toronto
Tickets available here

Presented by C+C through Bright Nights