SAO PAULO DANCE COMPANY
|MUSIC||THE SEASONS, GAVIN BRYARS, PLAYED BY PERCORSO ENSEMBLE, DIRECTED BY RICARDO BOLOGNA|
|SET DESIGN||ARMAND VAILLANCOURT|
|COSTUMES||LIZ VANDAL (WOMEN), ÉDOUARD LOCK (MEN)|
|WORLDPREMIERE||2014, TEATRO CASTRO MENDES, CAMPINAS, BRAZIL|
|LENGHT OF PERFORMANCE||50 MIN|
|ON STAGE||12 DANCERS|
The images created by Édouard Lock in The Seasons revitalize - become alive again - the sense memory of dance. In the scene you can observe several layers, which interact or interfere with each other - dance, music, scenery and light - which will be reorganized from the perception of the viewer. Each element that presents interferes and creates new relationships, both for the audience, as to who is on the scene. Each gesture has its counterpart in a movement of light that cuts the space as a live edition of what you see. At the same time, it creates options for the viewer while focusing on different elements of the scene. The choreographer uses the current vocabulary of dance in a number of large energy and extreme intensity. The sign wavers between vigorous movements - sometimes fluid, sometimes angular - and very gently. Slowness and speed permeate intense scenes, the speed of thought, disorienting our perception.
Édouard Lock is a dance director, filmmaker and photographer. Born in Morocco in 1954, moved to Canada still young and studied film and literature in Concordia University. He began his career as a choreographer to 20 years and created works for Canadian companies such as Le Groupe Nouvelle Aire and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. In 1980, he founded La La La Human Steps, which drives it, starting a successful career in the dance world. At the film its great success it was with Amelia, established in 2002 for the State Opera of Prague. Over thirty years, he created works for various dance companies in the world as Ballet L'Opéra de Paris, Het National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater. Your choreographic language is characterized by merging dance, arts visual and lighting effects that create distorted perceptions the bodies of the dancers. Among his most important works are Lily Marlène dans la jungle (1980), Human Fri (1985), Infante, c'est destroy (1990), Exaucé / Salt (1998) and Amjad (2007). This is yours first creation for the São Paulo Dance Company. In 2016, Édouard Lock was the grand winner of the Montréal Prix de la Danse, held on November 15, by The Seasons (2014), a choreography created especially for a São Paulo Dance Company. Lock's award was one of six times awarded to personalities from the dance world who presented their creations in Montreal, Canada, from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. SPCD was in the Canadian city in April of this year, where he presented The Seasons at Place Des Arts, alongside Mamihlapinatapai (2012), by Jomar Mesquita with the collaboration of Rodrigo de Castro and Gnawa (2005), by Nacho Duato.