Theatre Performances - Jusqu’à Vimy
Showtime: Friday, November 10, 2017
Location: RBC Theatre
Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie
Choreographed by Laurence Lemieux
Original musical composition by John Gzowski
Projection design by Jeremy Mimnagh
Jusqu’à Vimy (or “All the Way to Vimy” in English) is a new contemporary dance performance that pays tribute to the many soldiers who left for France one hundred years ago to die in one of Canada’s most defining historical moments: the battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917. The performance honours these soldiers while telling the stories of eight local Toronto soldiers whose lives were taken. Creating Jusqu’à Vimy called for an intense research phase that saw the artistic team and its eight dancers invited to Vimy for the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Vimy Ridge, where they performed an excerpt.
Citadel + Compagnie is an award-winning professional dance organization led by artistic director Laurence Lemieux, that creates, produces and presents works on local, national and international scales from its home base The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance in Regent Park, Toronto.
‘Behind the Scenes’ of Jusqu’a Vimy!
An intimate talk with Artistic Director Laurence Lemieux
Thanks to the generosity of Ontario Arts Council’s Dance Ontario program, a FREE session has been made possible!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- 60 minute talk with Artistic Director Laurence Lemieux.
- A presentation about the history and development of the project, collected stories and photos and the company’s experience participating at the VIMY commemoration!
Admission is FREE.
Registration is not required.
Location: Mississauga Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
LAC Contact: Heather Cassels , Performing Arts Coordinator
Tel: (905) 306-6008