Agora presents Karine Ledoyen’s “De la glorieuse fragilité” Nov. 28-Dec. 1

A game of comings and goings between reality and fiction that echoes far beyond dance

De la glorieuse fragilité (Photo: David Cannon)

Karine Ledoyen met with close to 20 professional dancers to collect their testimonies in the form of interviews.

“I thought I was starting a work centred around mourning and as a starting point I wanted to be inspired by stories of dancers who had left dance. After listening to all the interviews of the dancers of different generations from ballet, contemporary and social dance, I realized that what began to stand out more and more was the celebration of dance.”

The interviews represented the gateway to this new creation. They became sound and visual material for the show, in addition to developing a narrative frame that resonates with the dancers on stage. It is within this relation between the recorded testimonies and the presence of the dancers on stage that a plural dramaturgy is able to develop. A game of comings and goings between reality and fiction that echoes far beyond dance.

About Karine Ledoyen

After completing her dance studies in Quebec City in 1999, Karine Ledoyen performed for Le Fils d’Adrien danse until 2006 when she created her own company, Danse K par K. In 2006 she received the François Samson award for her significant contribution to the development of contemporary dance in Quebec City. She initiated the Osez ! concept presented on harbourside piers in Quebec City and in Europe between 2002 and 2010, and again in 2017. A choreographer with some fifteen award-winning works to her credit, Karine Ledoyen is currently reassessing her artistic practice as part of her studies for a Master’s degree at Laval University.

De la glorieuse fragilité (Photo: David Cannon)


November 28th – 30th, 2018 at 7 p.m.
December 1st at 4 p.m.

Agora (1435 De Bleury Street – Metro Place-des-Arts)

Box office:
514 525-1500 |

For more information:

Company Danse K par K
Choreographer Karine Ledoyen
Performers Elinor Fueter, Jason Martin, Simon Renaud, Ariane Voineau
Sound and technical design Mathieu Doyon
Artistic consultant and rehearsal director Ginelle Chagnon
Directing and dramaturgy assistants Alexandre Fecteau, Katya Montaignac
Videographer Andrée-Anne Giguère
Light Design Martin Sirois
Communications Bureau de Prod – Mathieu Mallet
Coproduction La Rotonde
Creative Residencies Agora de la danse, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

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