Benoît Lachambre – performer
From 1978 to 1990, Benoît Lachambre worked as choreographer, performer, improviser and teacher. In New York in the mid-’80’s, he began research in releasing, choreography and improvisation
techniques with Stephanie Skura and Nina Martin. In 1990, he began teaching and leading workshops in research, improvisation and body consciousness. In the same period, he also danced for Marie
Chouinard and Meg Stuart and performed throughout Europe. In 1996, he founded his own company par b.l.eux. Benoît Lachambre received the Jacqueline-Lemieux prize in 1998 from the Canada
Council for the Arts. After the performance of his solo Délire Défait in Toronto, he received, in the dance categories, the 2001 Dora Mavor Moore Award, both for Outstanding
Performance and Outstanding New Choreography. His most recent choreographic work is concerned with the dynamics of communication and perception expressed through a growing use of
improvisation and performance art in dance. In 2003, he received the Moving Pictures Festival of Dance on Film and Video Award for Best Performance for his interpretation in Marie Chouinard’s
film, Cantique no. 1, in Toronto.