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BENOÎT LACHAMBRE

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ImPulsTanz Workshops 2017 © Emilia Milewska
ImPulsTanz Workshops 2017 © Emilia Milewska

Interrelational Mobile Choreographic Architectures

The aim of this workshop is to combine an awareness of corporal energy streams with the interspatial dynamics of fluids. With the participants, Benoît Lachambre focuses on the creation of somatic images and their capacity to generate moving sensorial architectures.

He invites participants to examine the choreographic act by simultaneously reducing the stress of the learned roles of dancers and choreographers. He is thus proposing a transformation of models. With kinaesthetic awareness, and within a community of shared gestures, Benoît Lachambre works on a deepening of perceptions and feeling. To this end, he places bodies in a state of connectivity and openness, resulting in a dialogue centred on interspatial links and connective tissues.

In this forum for exchanges and learning Benoît Lachambre invites participants to reflect on the following questions:

How can we reconsider the performative/choreographic action through an exchange and inclusion of connective phenomena?
Is it possible to be a spectator, subject, performer and transmitter all at the same time?
Can an empathetic movement be a vector for positive change and for transformations via a meeting/breaking-down of the boundaries of established roles?
 

OTHER WORKSHOPS OF Benoît Lachambre

Interrelational Mobile Choreographic Architectures

The aim of this workshop is to combine an awareness of corporal energy streams with the interspatial dynamics of fluids. With the participants, Benoît Lachambre focuses on the creation of somatic images and their capacity to generate moving sensorial architectures.

He invites participants to examine the choreographic act by simultaneously reducing the stress of the learned roles of dancers and choreographers. He is thus proposing a transformation of models. With kinaesthetic awareness, and within a community of shared gestures, Benoît Lachambre works on a deepening of perceptions and feeling. To this end, he places bodies in a state of connectivity and openness, resulting in a dialogue centred on interspatial links and connective tissues.

In this forum for exchanges and learning Benoît Lachambre invites participants to reflect on the following questions:

How can we reconsider the performative/choreographic action through an exchange and inclusion of connective phenomena?
Is it possible to be a spectator, subject, performer and transmitter all at the same time?
Can an empathetic movement be a vector for positive change and for transformations via a meeting/breaking-down of the boundaries of established roles?
 

ARTISTBIO: Benoît Lachambre

Evolving in the field of dance since the 1970s, Benoît Lachambre discovers the release technique in 1985 – a kinaesthetic approach to movement and improvisation – causing a shift in his choreographic style. He devotes himself to an exploratory approach of movement and its sources, with the aim to seek the authenticity of the gesture. His significantly radical approach is based on the awakening of senses, imagining the dreaming body transformations outside the notion of self, with the analyses of gesture in the context of a living environment.

Benoît Lachambre thus develops a language that is based on the present and on the future of a more authentic conscience. In his creations, he equally aims at modifying the performer’s empathic experience with the audience. Among those artists, who influenced him the most, Benoît Lachambre counts Meg Stuart whom he regularly collaborates with, and also Amélia Itcush with her work on body weight dispersal.

Beyond his work as choreographer and dancer, Benoît Lachambre has gained a high degree of recognition as a teacher through his renowned workshops and classes that he has offered around the world for over 20 years. In 1996, Benoît Lachambre founded his own company Par B.L.eux in Montréal: “B.L.” for Benoît Lachambre, and “eux” for “them,” creative artists he collaborates with, that are becoming more and more influential in his career.

He continues to develop artistic encounters and dynamic exchanges, collaborating with numerous international choreographers and artists from different disciplines: Boris Charmatz, Sasha Waltz, Marie Chouinard, Louise Lecavalier and again with Meg Stuart and musician Hahn Rowe; with the latter he creates one of his masterpieces "Forgeries, Love and other Matters" in 2003 for which he received the prestigious Bessie Award in 2006.

Benoît Lachambre is one of the major artists/choreographers of his generation, he has created 15 works since the foundation of Par B.L.eux, participated in more than 20 other productions and was the choreographer of 25 commissioned works, for example "I is memory" (solo for Louise Lecavalier in 2006) and "JJ’s Voice" that he created for Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm in 2009. In March 2013, he created "High heels too", a choreography commissioned by the Cullberg Ballet. In 2013, Benoît Lachambre received le Grand prix de la Danse de Montréal 2013, for the work "Snakeskins".

In 2014, he received the ‘Best Choreography’ award from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, for "Prisms", a Montréal Danse commissioned-work.
"Hyperterrestres", a co-production with French choreographer Fabrice Ramalingom and composer Hahn Rowe, had its North American premiere during the Festival TransAmériques in Montréal in May 2015.

He commonly keeps working on the event "That choreographs us", lately at DOCH last March and in April for the 20th anniversary fundraising event of his company Par B.L.eux. "Lifeguard" his latest creation was presented last at Montreal's Festival Trans-Amériques 2017.
 
 

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Date: 18.07.2018, 11:00 | Link: https://www.impulstanz.com/en/workshops/2018/id3680/