Danse Lhasa Danse. An ode to life
Vibrant show warmly acclaimed at the time of its creation in 2011, in co-production with French-speaking crush, Danse Lhasa Danse, reworked for the 30th anniversary of the company PPS Danse (2019), echoes the unclassifiable repertoire of the company that encourages us to celebrate life with serenity.
The show offers the chance to re/discover the diversity and richness of Lhasa de Sela's repertoire in a program carried by performers who echo its strong themes. Leaving plenty of room for song and dance that intertwine over an intimate evening, Danse Lhasa Danse brings together on stage magnificent accomplices from the start: Bïa, Geneviève Toupin and Karen Young, accompanied by five instrumentalists under the musical direction of Frédéric Darveau.
The show directed by Pierre-Paul Savoie (1955-2021) shows an evocative mix between songs and dances on choreographies signed by Myriam Allard, Roxane Duchesne-Roy, Pierre Lecours, David Rancourt, Pierre-Paul Savoie, Roger Sinha and Edgar Zendejas. Insufflated by the magic of this double language, Danse Lhasa Danse, invites to happy and moving reunions, at the crossroads of genres, the present and the past.
The show was presented in several cities in Quebec in the winter of 2020 and did the honors of an evening to mark the 30th anniversary of the company at the Théâtre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts.
What we say:
« Danse Lhasa Danse is a heartfelt tribute, but delivered in all humility to Lhasa and his work. It is also a wonderful, organic encounter between dance, song and music. »
Iris Gagnon Paradise, The Press
“The energy of the 16 musicians, dancers and singers who share the stage is palpable. In their looks and their movements, we feel a closeness between the artists, who go so far as to reverse the roles on occasion. » Marie-Lise Rousseau, Metro Newspaper
"And that's how you live Danse Lhasa Danse, the show put on by the PPS Danse company to bring Lhasa back to our memory: in a celebration of life, mixing song, music and dance, creating, having fun, biting into the present, tasting the simple pleasure to be together. The result is that Dance Lhasa Dance reveals itself as a series of small magical moments, of images that remain engraved at the turn of a song or a painting. With this fire of interpretation, so characteristic of the disappeared, which continues to grow and spread throughout the 105 minutes of the show. » Steve Bergeron, The Tribune