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Danse Lhasa Danse

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Photo: Filippa Lidholm

Coup De Coeur Francophone / PPS Danse (Montreal, Canada)

January 18
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Road, University of British Columbia

8:00PM (95 min, no intermission)

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Pre-Performance Talk : January 18, 7:15pm

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This multi-disciplinary evening honours the life and work of New York-born, Montreal-based folk singer and musician, Lhasa de Sela, who lost her voice, and ultimately, her life to cancer. Artistic visionary Pierre-Paul Savoie’s Danse Lhasa Danse brings together seven dancers, four singers and five instrumentalists on stage to seamlessly meld concert and dance performance into a powerful tribute to the cherished artist who produced three lauded albums before her untimely death in 2010.

A Canadian icon himself, Pierre-Paul Savoie’s 30-year career has netted him numerous awards and recognitions for his choreographic work. A trailblazer of Quebec’s artistic scene, Savoie assembles an esteemed group of choreographers, visual artists, dancers and musicians, including the members of Lhasa’s original band, to create this beautiful, poetic evening.

>> Lhasa fans and first timers alike will be swept away by the bittersweet emotional tribute. << Toronto Life

>> No need for words… Here there is only the power of movement, emotion of song and the intangible qualities of music to pay tribute to a strong and eternal body of work. << Espace Musique

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Tickets: From $36
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Group rate: 10% off regular prices: $32.50-69

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Creator & staging director: Pierre-Paul Savoie | Artistic directors: Louise Beaudoin, Pierre-Paul Savoie | Musical director: Frédéric Darveau | Lighting designer: Caroline Nadeau | Singers: Bïa, Alexandre Désilets, Alejandra Ribera, Karen Young | Musicians: Frédéric Darveau, Sheila Hannigan, Pascal Racine-Venne, Jocelyn Tellier, Charles Trudel | Choreographers: Myriam Allard, Hélène Blackburn, Pierre Lecours, David Rancourt, Pierre-Paul Savoie, Roger Sinha, Edgar Zendejas | Dancers: Myriam Allard, Tom Casey, Sébastien Cossette-Masse, Roxane Duchesne-Roy, Sara Harton, Élisele Grand, David Rancourt

Production co-produced by PPS Danse, Coup de Coeur Francophone. Touring supported by Canada Council for the Arts

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