FRANCOIS RICHARD | CAN
Born in New Brunswick, François Richard is now a freelance independent dancer based in Montreal; post an extensive professional career. Trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet his career has led him across Canada, to the United States, and Europe, where he danced for several companies including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiene, Atlantic Ballet Theater of Canada, José Navas / Company Flak, EZ Danza, Sinha Dance, Virtuo Dance and as first dancer at Ballet Ouest Montréal. During his current independent career he works for several choreographers including: Jose Navas, Sylvain Emard, Shawn Hounsell, Andrea Peña, Edgar Zendejas, Victor Quijada, Roger Sinha, Igor Dobrovolsky. François’ practice includes teaching to professionals at Concordia University, DancEast Dance Center, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, and Dance à la Carte.
PERFORMANCE: Untitled I
Andrea Pena & Artists
Performed by: Francois Richard (CAN) and KT Heikayau (HK)
Music by: Bobby Leon (CAN)
Untitled I, is a duet which inquisitively expresses the silence, vulnerability and harmonic repetition of the flesh body as a means to question human resilience. Resilience as the capacity of a strained body to recover after deformation, where body and individual surrenders and is transformed by alterations in its experience. Untitled I explores outside of the company’s recognized large ensemble work. Through a delicate focus on two bodies and two individuals, the work aims to challenge previous choreographic approaches of the choreographer.