I have been a long time fan of Édouard Lock's LaLaLa . And that came with an undying devotion to the talents of one of his favourite troup dancers– Louise Lecavalier. So, last night you know I was going to be there for the opening night of FND (Festival of New Dance), which featured the talent of that woman who sprang into public attention by being Dave Bowie's solo on stage dancer.
Louise Lecavalier has a distinct way of embodying music. Every Frr-g inch of that woman becomes the music. If it was a video you could turn off the audio and if Louise was on the screen you could imagine the sound. So, that means from the spiky roots of her hair to the articulate toes of her feet Louise is the music. It was a joy to behold her.
But, things sot seriously interesting when a partner entered the stage. Big ole' hunk of muscle paired up with small woman. But baby, could they move together! If I let my mind percolate metaphors, I'd come up with "she's red pepper flakes and he's dark chocolate". You know where I'm going with this…together they were an unforgettable savory mix.
You should have been there.