High heels too
New work by Benoît Lachambre
Canadian choreographer Benoît Lachambre creates a new piece for six of the Cullberg Ballet dancers, with world première on 1 March 2013 (Kulturhuset, SE). The idea for the new work came when Lachambre took part in a contemporary dance project at one of Montréal’s burlesque clubs, and created a solo on high heels for a dancer. In the new piece for Cullberg Ballet ”High heels too” Lachambre stretches, with humour, the boundaries for the archetypical gender. Lachambre collaborates with visual artist Laurent Goldring and the New York-based composer Hahn Rowe.
In his first work for the company, JJ’s voices, Lachambre was inspired by Janis Joplin’s music. The dancers carried her songs through their bodies. After almost three years on the company’s repertoir, it has become a small success on the international stages.
In November 2009, for the first time ever, Cullberg Ballet made an entrance at Stockholm Dansen’s Hus small stage with Canadian choreographers Crystal Pite’s work xspectacle and Benoît Lachambre’s JJ’s voices.
Canadian choreographer, artist, improviser, teacher and artistic director of Par B.L.eux. in Montréal, Benoît Lachambre has been a part of the international dance community for the past thirty years, devoting himself to an exploratory approach of movement and its sources. Elements of the visual and performance arts are inseparable from dance in his works. Par B.L.eux is devoted to contemporary and interdisciplinary choreographic creation, and the close connection to an international network of artists. Benoît Lachambre is part of many different artistic projects, he has participated in films and been awarded several times for his works. The work with Cullberg Ballet was his first in Sweden.