Jean-Sébastien Lourdais

Sur un vaisseau lumière

© Photo: Jean-Sébastien Lourdais
  • "Jour de fête" 15$


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Joy. Dancing. Being permeated. The artist invites us on a flashing spaceship. With his last performance, Jean-Sébastien Lourdais shares 20 years of deconstructing works which have transcended him towards himself.

French-born Jean-Sébastien Lourdais has called Montreal home since 1997.

He made his mark as a choreographer in 2001 with a reflection on the dysfunction and imbalances of the human condition. But it was with Contrôle-Réaction in 2007 and Vers in 2010 that he truly established his signature style, at the crossroads between paroxysm and dysfunction, in Europe, Canada and Montreal. A setback in 2014 obliged him to change his approach to the body on stage, with Milieu de nulle part (2014), a work that also marked the evolution of his artistic approach towards subjectivity, aesthetics and somatics. From 2015 to 2018, he began to steer the body in the direction of interdisciplinarity, inviting us on a journey through his imagination and fiction. During this period, he presented La chambre anéchoïque and Bleu at the FTA and in Europe. He was also commissioned to produce works for Montréal Danse and the Toronto Dance theatre. Finally, in 2017 he presented Je suis une erreur, based on a monologue by Jan Fabre, in Bordeaux and Paris.


A production of
  • Fabrication Danse / Jean-Sébastien Lourdais
Performer and choreographer
  • Jean-Sébastien Lourdais
Performer and sound designer
  • Ludovic Gayer
Lighting design
  • Jean-Jauvin
Technical and production director
  • Alex Larègle
  • Véronique Thibault