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Écho
This film will be presented during the event La Nuit de la danse on March 18, 2022 at Théâtre Outremont in the presence of the film director Édouard Lock.

Écho, a film directed by world-renowned choreographer Édouard Lock, interpreted by Rachele Buriassi, principal dancer of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and produced by PHI Studio presents a dance intertwined in reflections and immersed in a cinematic night. Mirrored approximations ebb along surfaces like shadow on water as a ballerina peers into herself, her memories floating up, around and under her, with each leading to a different trail and a different outcome. One shared beginning, one source, one end, multiple echos.
Édouard Lock directs and choreographs. Rachele Buriassi dances, the rhythm, and cadence of her movements flowing through the choreography like wind in grass; James O’Callaghans score resonating both dissonance and harmony, cools every image that passes through his precise and evocative score. A world where illusion and dance are derived from feelings of solitude during the first wave of confinement.
Director Édouard Lock
Production Isabella Salas, Studio PHI
Executive Production Émilie Heckmann
Director of Photography Étienne Boilard
Choreography Édouard Lock
Artists Rachele Buriassi
Costumes Mélanie Ferrero
Music James O'Callaghan

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Édouard Lock

Édouard Lock

Édouard Lock began his choreographic career at the age of 20 and founded La La La Human Steps in 1980. Over the years Mr. Lock has been invited to create works for some of the world’s leading dance companies, including the Paris Opera Ballet, the Het Nationale Ballet of Holland, The Nederlands Dans Theater, the Cullberg Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Flanders. He co-conceived and was artistic director for David Bowie’s world tour, Sound and Vision. He also collaborated with Frank Zappa on the Yellow Shark concerts. Other musical collaborations include Gavin Bryars, Einstürzende Neubauten, Steve Albinni (Shellac of North America), David Lang, Iggy Pop, Kevin Shields (My Blue Valentine), David Van Tiegham, and the West India Company.

At the invitation of Robert Carson and the Paris Opera, Mr. Lock choreographed Les Boréades” composed by Rameau and performed by his company LHS at Le Palais Garnier. His works have garnered many awards, including the Chalmers choreographic prize, the New York Dance and Performance Award, the Prix Denise-Pelletier, the National Arts Centre Award, the Benois de la Danse choreographic award given in Moscow, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, the Premio Positano Leonide Massine Award, The Molson Prize given by the Canada Council for the Arts and an honorary doctorate granted by the Université du Québec.

Various films have been made on Mr. Lock’s work including Le Petit Musée de Vélasquez directed by Bernar Hébert, and the documentary Inspirations by British director Michael Apted, which also included Roy Lichtenstein, Tadao Ando and David Bowie amongst others. The film adaptation of Amelia, directed by Edouard Lock, had its American premiere at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival and its European premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The film won its category at the Chicago International Film Festival, the Prague International Film Festival and the Rose d’Or Festival in Switzerland as well as winning two I.C.E. and two Gemini Awards for best direction and best editing.

Mr. Lock was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Québec and Officer of the Order of Canada.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Aida (2018)
La La La Human Steps — ballet for two dancers (2015)
Trailer 11th Floor (2014)
Amelia: un film avec La La La Human Steps (2002)

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