FAIRFIELD, CT: "Fear and Greed" by Frédérick Gravel
Frédérick Gravel in a solo. His outlandish vision of the world, his irony, his lengthy questions without answers, his singular style of movement, his guitar, his pop attitude. A Quick Center regular usually surrounded by dancers, here he takes the stage by storm as only he can, portraying the twists and turns of his sardonic mind and the originality of his unique style.
With the elegance of a panther and the candor of a man who can’t be fooled, the choreographer, dancer and musician pulls out all the stops. He has fun concocting a character, a sort of self-fascinated double, and is accompanied by veteran musicians under the direction of Philippe Brault. His artistic accomplice Étienne Lepage serves as dramaturge. As always, a common thread is his distinctive way of shattering any desire for comfort, for building a world without any certainty, without frank, candid debate. A firebrand.
Montreal-based Gravel is a dancer, choreographer, guitarist, singer, and lighting designer whose work is presented in a range of settings ranging from underground performance spaces to scholarly symposia.
Having spent two weeks at the Quick in the summer of 2018 creating Fear and Greed, the Quick co-commissions Gravel’s latest work in collaboration with Festival TransAmériques, Muffatwerk (Munich), Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster), Atelier de Paris / CDCN, Montévidéo (Marseille), Centre culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, and Ceprodac / Centro de Producción de Danza Contemporánea (Mexico)
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