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Benoît Lachambre (CA)
Par B.L.eux.Active in the dance community since the 1970s, Benoît Lachambre first learned about Releasing in 1985. This kinaesthetic approach to movement and its use of improvisation became an important influence in his choreographic work. He decided to immerse himself in an exploratory approach to movement and its sources, to seek out the authenticity of movement. His work, both as a choreographer and a performer, has at its centre the hyper-awareness of the senses, and the connection between the somatic and the artistic is central to his practice.
He founded his own company in Montréal in 1996, christening it Par B.L.eux, "B.L." for his own initials and "eux" for the artists he chooses to collaborate with, and who have become central to his artistic process.
Benoît Lachambre is one of the foremost artist-choreographer-performers of his generation. He has created 17 works for his own company since Par B.L.eux was founded, and participated in more than 20 productions by other companies, in addition to some 25 commissioned works.
With the solo, "Lifeguard" (2016), presented at the June Events Festival in Paris in June 2016, Benoît Lachambre seeks to further deconstruct the notion of the choreographic impulse as well as the redefinition of performer/spectator roles. He affirmed and deepened this desire in "Fluid Grounds", a group work, premiered at the TransAmériques Festival in June 2018.
2013Silk Cie. / Astrid Endruweit & Michael Laub / Trajal Harrell / Benoît Lachambre / Arash T. Riahi / Dave St-Pierre
Versuchsperson Silke Grabinger 2.0
Pre-animation: Being there / Being here (Choreographer)
2009Par B.L.eux / Benoît Lachambre & Louise Lecavalier & Hahn Rowe & Laurent Goldring
Is You Me (Choreographer & Performer)
2004Mark Tompkins & Cie. I.D.A.
tradeMARK - "Watching and Writing" (Choreographer & Performer)
1997Stuart, Lachambre, Paxton, Navas
Study for a Crouching Figure (Choreographer & Performer)
Research Projects2017: Field Projects Dynamics of fluids and sensorial memories
2016: ProSeries That choreographs us!
2012: CoachingProject Shedding Into The Making Of A Solo
2009: CoachingProject Body Reflection Or Many States Of Being
2006: ProSeries PRO SERIES: Common Places
2005: ProSeries PRO SERIES: Common places
2004: CoachingProject COACHING PROJECT: Expanding the Comfort Zone
2003: CoachingProject COACHING PROJECT: Sense and Sensation - The Essence of Movement
2002: CoachingProject COACHING PROJECT
2000: Pro Series: Body awareness and movement structures
Workshops2019: Magnetism and embodied resonance
2018: Interrelational Mobile Choreographic Architectures
2017: Interrelational Mobile Choreographic Architectures
2016: Body Reflection or Many States Of Being, Body Reflections or Many States Of Being
2015: Body Reflection or Many States Of Being, Body Reflections or Many States Of Being
2014: ADD-ON | Body Reflection or Many States of Being, Body Reflection or Many States Of Being
2013: ADD-ON | Body Reflections or Many States Of Being, Body Reflection or Many States Of Being
2012: Body Reflection Or Many States Of Being
2010: ADD Body Reflection, Body Reflection