Frédérick Gravel

Usually Beauty Fails

Festival | Festival

Ottawa ON
June 4 juin 2016
7:30 | 19:30

Presented by | Diffusé par: Canada Dance Festival (CDF)
Member of the CanDance Network | Membre du reseau CanDanse
National Arts Centre
53 Elgin St.
613-947-7000 x280 
$25+ | 25$+

Frédérick Gravel ignites bodies and explodes the stage in Usually Beauty Fails, an audacious integration of popular culture and performance art. With six dancers and three musicians, the irreverent Montreal-based dancer, musician and choreographer creates a space where dance, performance and thunderous live concert are interwoven into a visceral experience.

Like Gravel’s previous works, Usually Beauty Fails was created in close collaboration with the dancers and musicians of Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup. In this surrealist and unbridled metaphor on our relation to beauty, Gravel creates an intensely physical exploration of everyday movement. The dancer’s combinations of physical restraint and furious motion collide with their charming sweetness and casual bravado to produce an invigorating work that challenges our perspectives on dance, beauty and society itself.

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