Leading contemporary dance group La La La Human Steps were founded in Montreal in 1980 by Édouard Lock. To mark more than thirty years of groundbreaking dance, Lock has created a new work that brings together two great tragic operas; Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice.
Set to a score by acclaimed English composer Gavin Bryars, complex dance timed to micro moments will unite two operas into one seamless ode. These performances will also feature guest Soloist Diana Vishneva, a star of the Mariinsky Ballet and one of the greatest Russian ballerinas of our time.
La La La Human Steps owe their international reputation and numerous awards to the unique choreographic language developed and constantly reinvented by company founder and artistic director, Édouard Lock. Altered structures of ballet within a complex amalgamation of choreography, music and film are the main ingredients of the Lock style.
This romantic and technically challenging new work will be no exception, inciting audiences to see the body in movement in entirely new ways.