Ballet Edmonton: Serge Bennathan brings Edmonton to life with Forêts (Woods)

Oct 16 2019

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[They] have brought two amazing artists to create dance… including renowned Canadian dancemaker Serge Bennathan. Bennathan is a tour de force on the Canadian dance scene and is not to be missed. He was the artistic director of Toronto’s Dancemakers from 1990 to 2006 and now resides in Vancouver and creates with his company Les Productions Figlio. Outside of his work with Les Productions Figlio, Serge is active in opera, dance, and theatre.  

“…I offer to dance all that I possess, physically and spiritually, and in return dance has been very generous with me.”
– Serge Bennathan

“You get the feeling [Serge is] glad to be there, exactly where he is: in the studio, with company dancers and staff passing by, surrounded by space in which to move.”

– Kaija Pepper 

Sharing the stage with Serge is Edmonton born Shay Keubler.  His intense, deeply musical movement is riveting to watch.

“A compelling and remarkably inventive stage performer, Shay Kuebler creates hybrid works that combine dance, martial arts and theatricality”

Quartier Des Spectacles Montreal