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Thursday - Saturday | 8:00 P.M.

November 14 - 16, 2019

$30 | $5 Fairfield University students
Quick Member: $25

Gravel is all about keeping it real; his work digs at human nature in all its raw, messy authenticity

—The Georgia Straight

Frédérick Gravel in a solo. His outlandish vision of the world, his irony, his lengthy questions without answers, his singular style of movement, his guitar, his pop attitude. A Quick Center regular usually surrounded by dancers, here he takes the stage by storm as only he can, portraying the twists and turns of his sardonic mind and the originality of his unique style. Jump in for the ride!

With the elegance of a panther and the candor of a man who can’t be fooled, the choreographer, dancer and musician pulls out all the stops. He has fun concocting a character, a sort of self-fascinated double, and is accompanied by veteran musicians under the direction of Philippe Brault. His artistic accomplice Étienne Lepage serves as dramaturge. As always, a common thread is his distinctive way of shattering any desire for comfort, for building a world without any certainty, without frank, candid debate. A firebrand.

Montreal-based Gravel is a dancer, choreographer, guitarist, singer, and lighting designer whose work is presented in a range of settings ranging from underground performance spaces to scholarly symposia.

Gravel’s company first appeared at the Quick in October 2017 with their U.S. Premiere of All Hell is Breaking Loose, Honey, a work that had audiences jumping to their feet for standing ovations. In March 2019, he entranced audiences with his melancholic party Some Hope for the Bastards.

Having spent two weeks at the Quick in the summer of 2018 creating Fear and Greed, the Quick co-commissions Gravel’s latest work in collaboration with Festival TransAmériques, Muffatwerk (Munich), Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster), Atelier de Paris / CDCN, Montévidéo (Marseille), Centre culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, and Ceprodac / Centro de Producción de Danza Contemporánea (Mexico)

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