LES PARADIS PERDUS / REMIX

LES PARADIS PERDUS / REMIX

May 14-16, 20-23, 2020
Choreographer: Laurence Lemieux
Presented by Citadel + Compagnie through Bright Nights

Inspired by childhood memories both fond and fearsome, Les Paradis Perdus / Remix is a world within a world. Originally created in 2005, the choreography has been revisited and reworked anew by Laurence Lemieux, and garnered two Dora Award nominations in 2016. This remount will feature original music and live performance by composer Christopher Butterfield, and performances by Lemieux’s children, dancers Juliette and Jimmy Coleman.

Dancers:
Jimmy Coleman
Juliette Coleman 

Music and live performance: Christopher Butterfield
Lighting Designer: Simon Rossiter
Costume Designer: Jane Townsend
Photography: Jeremy Mimnagh 

“In its reinvented form, Lemieux’s position is more distanced, physically and figuratively. The only person reprising his original role is composer/performer Christopher Butterfield. It was Butterfield who took the 160 childhood memories Lemieux had written down before choreographing the original and incorporated many of them into a score of music and words, sung and spoken.” – Michael Crabb, The Toronto Star

Nominated for 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance – Male (Luke Garwood)
Nominated for 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Sound Design/Composition (Christopher Butterfield)

Laurence Lemieux / Photo by Bruce Zinger