Alan Lake Factori(e)


Available to tour for seasons: 2023-24

Photo credit

Performer(s) in the photo: Esther Rousseau-Morin et Odile Amélie Peters

Photographer: Nicolas Padovani




70 min.

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All Audiences


OFF Parcours Danse 2023


Alan Lake Factori(e) creates a unique multidisciplinary work, “Parades,” that transcends dance, cinema, and visual arts. In this creation, the choreographer shapes raw and symbolist worlds where humanity merges with its environment. An oneiric atmosphere permeates the whole, forming a complex symbolist narrative, blending manipulated imaginaries, eroded ambitions, disillusioned ideals, and sabotaged hegemonies. However, at the heart of this tumult, the light of being emerges in all its powerful sobriety.

The collision of disciplines is the cornerstone of Alan Lake’s artistic universe. “Parades” presents itself as a mysterious pagan celebration, fusing dance, live installation, and sculpture to celebrate seeds and abundance. Each scenic creation by Alan Lake is based on a three-part process where movements, images, visual arts, and original music subtly intertwine to create an artistic alchemy. Between fable and allegory, this work draws inspiration from the myth of Persephone, the goddess of the underworld, symbolizing the cycle of seasons, life, and resurrection.

“Parades” unfolds as a symbolist odyssey, where delirious imaginaries, eroded ambitions, and disillusioned ideals find their place. A voluptuous and exuberant dance evokes bacchanals, pagan rituals, and primitive ceremonies. When the parade of appearances fades, something true and luminous emerges, bringing us back to the very essence of being. A strange and enchanting beauty emanates from this artistic experience.


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Creation: Alan Lake (Associated artist Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV 2018-2023)
Choreography: Alan Lake, with the collaboration of the performers
Performance: Odile-Amélie Peters, Fabien Piché, David Rancourt, Esther Rousseau-Morin
Musical Concept and Onstage Music: Antoine Berthiaume
Lighting: Chantal Labonté
Set Design: Julie Lévesque and Alan Lake
Artistic Advisor: Olivier Normand Laplante
Stage manager: Claudio Castillo
Production Direction: André Houle – CCOV
Photos: Nicolas Padovani & Sébastien Durocher
Executive Producer: Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV (Montreal)

A production by Alan Lake Factori[e], in co-production with Danse Danse and Diffusion Hector Charland

Residency Support: La Rotonde, Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV

Alan Lake Factori[e] is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Cultural Development Agreement of the City of Quebec.


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