Durham-based modern dance choreographer Gaspard Louis and his company, Gaspard&Dancers, will present an extraordinary evening of dance on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 PM at the Ent Center for the Arts.
The visually stunning program will feature two of Louis’ new works: Noula and Sodo/Waterfall, and older works from the company’s repertoire: 27 and L’esprit.
The Haitian-born Louis rose to prominence as a dancer and choreographer with the internationally renowned Pilobolus Dance Theater. In addition to performing, touring, and teaching globally with Pilobolus, Louis collaborated on nine major dance works during his formative decade with the company. His choreography is renowned for breathtaking combinations of Pilobolean shape-building and fluid lyricism that resonate in the emotional core of human nature.
The company features a talented group of professional dancers that Louis has recruited from across the country. Each has a rich background in contemporary dance and an unforgettable presence on stage.
Gaspard&Dancers creative works marry playful physicality with lyrical, athletic partnering. The result: works of haunting beauty and emotional force. Louis has a particular knack for creating movement that can be enjoyed by folks new to dance and by dance aficionados alike.
Since 2009, the company has performed in public performances across North Carolina, New York City, and internationally with the main purpose of expanding the perspectives and creative potential of all who see and share in our world.