An open doors/talk with Benoît Lachambre at the end of the workshop for dancers and performers led by the Canadian choreographer together with the Mexican artist-performer Ricardo Rubio.
Benoît Lachambre is one of the foremost artist-choreographer-performers of his generation.
Active in the dance community since the 1970s, he is committed to an exploratory approach to movement and its sources as a means to rediscovering its authenticity. His approach is deeply interwoven with the senses so that connecting the artistic and the somatic becomes a necessity. In his creative process, he aims at thoroughly exploring the empathetic experience of the performer
and the spectator and the intrinsic malleability of both roles.
He founded his own company Par B.L.eux in Montréal in 1996 with which he created 18 works.
Over the years he has collaborated with artists such as Meg Stuart, Boris Charmatz, Sasha Waltz, Marie Chouinard, Louise Lecavalier, Su-Feh Lee and Hahn Rowe.
Ricardo Rubio is a Mexican choreographer, poet, and performance artist. He is founder and current director of the INTERflamenca dance company. His personal approach to creations is to dialogue with diverse disciplines like poetry, ethnography, performance and electronic media, to research the purpose of ancient rituals in Latin America and traditional dances in the contemporary world.
[photo: Alicia Sudre // Par B.L.eux]