Louise Lecavalier

Born in Montreal, Louise Lecavalier has been a professional dancer since 1977. She joined La La La Human Steps in 1981 in Oranges and went on to perform in each of the company’s productions until Salt in 1999. Louise Lecavalier also participated in all of La La La’s major collaborations, including David Bowie’s Sound and Vision tour in 1990, The Yellow Shark concert, performed by Frank Zappa and the Ensemble Modern of Germany in 1992. As the company’s symbol and luminary for nearly two decades, she gave her heart and soul to her art. She embodied dance on the outer edge, performing with passion and generosity, dazzling audiences worldwide. In May of 1999, Louise Lecavalier was awarded the Jean A. Chalmers National Award, Canada’s most distinguished dance prize. In February 2003, she received a Career Grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. She regularly gives training sessions and master classes at dance festivals in Europe, as well as at New York University, and continues to work as a freelance dancer on new projects. Since 2003, she has collaborated with choreographer Tedd Robinson, who created Cobalt rouge for her. Coproduced by the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), the Venice Biennale, and the Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), this work premiered at the National Arts Centre and was performed at the Théâtre Outremont as part of the Montreal HighLights Festival in February, 2005 as well as at La Biennale di Venizia in June, 2005.
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