Lionel Hoche in residency at the Groupe DanceLab
French choreographer and dancer Lionel Hoche will be in residency at the Groupe Dance Lab from September 8-30, 2007. As a result of this 3 weeks-choreographic research, he will present a new creation "Back to Black N°2" on September 28 and 29 at the Arts Court Theatre.
Lionel Hoche was born in 1964 in Paris and began his dance studies in 1976 at the Paris Opera Ballet School.
He joined the Nederlands Dans Theater in 1983, where he danced under the direction of Jiri Kilian. Lionel Hoche undertook his first choreographic work in 1988, U should Have Left the Light on, for the Nederlands Dans Theater II - work that was subsequently performed by the Companhia de Dança de Lisboa, the Nomades le Loft Vevey company and the Balleto del’Opera di Roma.
In 1989 Lionel Hoche joined Astrakan, Daniel Larrieu’s company, with whom he danced until 1991. In 1992 he became Larrieu’s assistant for Attentat Poétique, created for the Paris Opera Ballet.
Lionel Hoche founded his own company that same year, la compagnie Lionel Hoche, and presented "Prière de tenir la main courante" at the International Cannes Dance Festival, who commissioned and produced this work. From July 1998 until December 2002, la Compagnie Lionel Hoche was the resident dance company at the Esplanade Opera Theatre in Saint-Étienne.
Lionel Hoche has worked as a freelance choreographer for various companies since 1990. In the last 15 years he has created more than fifty new commissioned works for some thirty of the most prestigious ballets in Europe and Asia, such as the Paris Opera Ballet, the Nederlands Dans Theater II and III, the Batsheva Dance Company, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the Zurich Ballet, the National Ballet of Finland, the Compañia Nacional de Danza (Madrid), the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Lyon Opera Ballet, the Ballet Philippines...
Besides his choreographic work, he began a personal study of fine art in 1988, and since 1992 designs the scenography for some of his choreographies.
Venue : Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Street, Ottawa
Information : (613)235-1492
Links : Le Groupe Dance Lab
Compagnie Lionel Hoche
With the support of CULTURESFRANCE