May 14 at 7pm: 20th anniversary gala
May 15-16, 20-23, 2020 at 8pm
Choreographer: Laurence Lemieux
Presented by Citadel + Compagnie through Bright Nights

Inspired by childhood memories both fond and fearsome, Les Paradis Perdus / Remix is a world within a world. Originally created in 2005, the choreography has been revisited and reworked anew by Laurence Lemieux, and garnered two Dora Award nominations in 2016. This remount will feature original music and live performance by composer Christopher Butterfield, and performances by Lemieux’s children, dancers Juliette and Jimmy Coleman.

Jimmy Coleman
Juliette Coleman 

Music and live performance: Christopher Butterfield
Lighting Designer: Simon Rossiter
Costume Designer: Jane Townsend
Photography: Jeremy Mimnagh 

“In its reinvented form, Lemieux’s position is more distanced, physically and figuratively. The only person reprising his original role is composer/performer Christopher Butterfield. It was Butterfield who took the 160 childhood memories Lemieux had written down before choreographing the original and incorporated many of them into a score of music and words, sung and spoken.” – Michael Crabb, The Toronto Star

Nominated for 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance – Male (Luke Garwood)
Nominated for 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Sound Design/Composition (Christopher Butterfield)

Juliette and Jimmy Coleman / Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh

Laurence Lemieux / Photo by Bruce Zinger

Accessibility: The performance will take place in the Mimi Herrndorf Studio Theatre, on the second floor of The Citadel. Community members using mobility devices can access the space via an elevator, however, it requires a staff member’s assistance to operate. We regret this obstacle to greater accessibility. The Citadel is near an accessible bus stop on Parliament Street at Dundas Street East.

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