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Duets From Quebec | July 15⁠—19

U.S. Premiere | Pillow Debut
Co-Sponsored by the Quebec Government Office in Boston

This exclusive presentation of U.S. premieres highlights the art of the duet through two distinct programs by Montréal-based contemporary artists: Anne Plamondon’s Only You (also featuring American dancer James Gregg) and Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin’s L’un L’autre

Co-founder of RUBBERBAND and former dancer with companies including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Nederlands Dans Theater II, Anne Plamondon is considered “one of Canada’s most exquisite performers” (NOWMagazine). Together with American dancer James Gregg, she fuses classical and contemporary elements with virtuosic movement that probes at memories to uncover the contrasting facets of love in Only You

L’un L’autre, a radiant ode to the beauty of “we” is the first duet created between long-time collaborators Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin. Built around uninterrupted mutual support, two dancers come together symbiotically to form a single, inseparable entity. Drawing on the constantly evolving nature of a relationship and derived from their decade-long creative relationship, L’un L’autre has been praised as, “a work of subtlety [and] of maturity” (Radio-Canada).

During Festival Week 4, L’un L’autre plays Wednesday evening, Friday evening, and Saturday evening. Only You plays Thursday evening, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday afternoon. 

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Duets From Quebec

At Doris Duke Theatre: Jan 1