Danse Lahsa danse
Saturday, January 18 - 8:00pm
At Chan Shun Concert Hall (6265 Crescent Rd)
Presented by the Chan Centre and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
This multi-disciplinary evening lovingly honours the life and work of Montreal-based folk musician, Lhasa. Bringing seven dancers, four singers and five instrumentalists together on one stage, artistic visionary Pierre-Paul Savoie’sDanse Lhasa Danseseamlessly melds concert and dance performance into a powerful and profound tribute.
On New Year’s Day in 2010, the husky-voiced singer-songwriter lost her battle with cancer at age 37. Despite being cut short, Lhasa’s career earned tremendous critical acclaim, including multiple JUNO and BBC Awards, and a loyal community of fans through numerous tours and the release of three celebrated albums.
After her passing, Savoie was inspired to gather an esteemed group of Canadian choreographers, visual artists, dancers, and musicians, including the members of Lhasa’s original band, to collaborate on this beautiful, poetic work.
Co-produced by PPS Danse and Coup de coeur francophone. Tour supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
There will be a pre-show talk with Pierre-Paul Savoie prior to the show as part of our Chan Centre Connects series :http://www.chancentre.com/whats-on/pre-show-talk-pierre-paul-savoie