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Dance Current Review of Elles

Interview with Darcy McMurray

Here is an interview with Darcy McMurray, one of the eight dancers in Elles. This interview took place while the dancers were still in rehearsal

Elles reviewed by the Post Pacific Post

"Bennathan plays a bit of a maestro in assembling a series of powerhouse solos and duets together into one piece, building a tempo that begins with a soft gracefulness and moves deeper and deeper into a frenetically charged propulsion."

Read the full review here.

Elles - featured in Georgia Straight

Yesterday the Georgia Straight's Gail Johnson published her interview with Serge Bennathan about the Elles world premiere at the Cultch’s Historic Theatre from Tuesday to next Saturday (March 13 to 17).

Read about how the idea for this piece began and Serge's ambitions for the production:

For Elles, it began with the vengeful nymphs

By Gail Johnson,

Elles: Interview and New Look for our website

Today is International Woman's Day, which we thought would be an appropriate day to launch our fabulous new website in honour of our upcoming production Elles, a celebration of feminine strength, passion and depth.

Elles with the support of the Rio Tinto Alcan Award for Performing Arts 2012, will premiere at the The Cultch March 13-17 2012. Buy tickets now.

Winner: Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award

Winner of the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, Dance 2012

Winner of the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, Dance 2012

On Serge Bennathan’s The Invisible Life of Joseph Finch: “Days after watching it, I still find myself amazed by the luminous lyricism of this heartbreakingly beautiful production.  There was poetry in even the littlest details…” - The Straits Times

Conversations: Opening Night and A sneek peek

Les Productions Figlio's Conversations premiere begins tonight at the Scotia Bank Dance Centre in Vancouver. Tickets are still available for the run.

Below are a few stills of Les Productioins Figlio's Conversations:

Conversations: Federico Garcia Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca, one of the greatest representants of Spanish literature, aged 21

Following the success of his previews works, Serge Bennathan is ready to premier his long-awaited new project Conversations. To mark this special occasion, he is returning to Vancouver's highly anticipated Chutzpah! Festival, the same event where he premiered his first play, the acclaimed The Invisible Life of Joseph Finch, four years ago.

Conversations is an imaginary encounter between the Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca and his assassin Juan Luis Trescastro, portrayed by Billy Marchanski and Danny Wild.

The History and Future of Les Productions Figlio

Serge Bennathan, the creative force behind Les Productions Figlio

Les Productions Figlio was founded by Artistic Director Serge Bennathan with the intention to create artistic works that break creative barriers. His projects encompass theatre, dance, music, multi-media, visual art and literary works.

Manga - The Georgia Straight

DANCE, BLUE MUSHROOM ANIMAL!

With their wide-eyed, button-nosed characters, trippy plot devices, and exclamation-ridden dialogue, Japanese comics aren’t for everyone. Still, the genre—called manga—has been embraced by lowbrow and highbrow artists alike. With Vancouver Opera publicizing its productions in manga form, it comes as no surprise that a local dance company has jumped on the bandwagon.

   

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