Go see: Les paradis perdus / Remix

Go see: Les paradis perdus / Remix

This week, go see something a little different. Originally created by Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie in 2005, Les paradis perdus / Remix is a melding of music and dance that's "a world within a world." The show is part of the new BRIGHT NIGHTS dance/theatre series, and Les paradis perdus features original music by Victoria-based composer Christopher Butterfield. Choreographer Laurence Lemieux leads dancers Luke Garwood and Erin Poole in this work that is "inspired by childhood memories both fond and fearsome."

Butterfield's music is intimately connected with movement, and with the choreographer herself. He spoke a bit about how he does that: "The active idea was to create a sound poetry out of Ms. Lemieux’s memories by rigorously removing syllables in sequence from the French text, and then speaking/singing the result. Gradually the missing syllables are replaced (although not completely), so that an appearance of sense gradually shows itself – but never completely."

Performances are October 14-17, 8pm at The Citadel, 304 Parliament St (Parliament and Dundas East). For details, tickets, and more info about Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie's BRIGHT NIGHTS series, follow the box office links below.

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Jenna Simeonov

Jenna Simeonov

Jenna is the editor and co-creator of Schmopera.com. She's also a pianist, vocal coach, and répétiteur, and working with singers is how she fell in love with opera. Her favourite operas include Peter Grimes, Ariadne auf Naxos, Tristan und Isolde, Written on Skin, and Anna Nicole.

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    Inspired by childhood memories both fond and fearsome, Les Paradis Perdus / Remix is a world within a world. Originally created in 2005, the choreography is revisited and reworked anew by Laurence Lemieux. Featuring original music and live performance by composer Christopher Butterfield, and performances by dancers Luke Garwood and Erin Poole.


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