The LORCA Project

Ezdanza, in collaboration with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, “The LORCA project”, 
a dance and circus creation inspired in the life and work of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca.  

The LORCA project is a live museum where the audience travels through as they would like to, choosing what is the point of identification for each observer. 

The LORCA project explores Lorca’s life and works, which became the music that guides the creation. The project merges contemporary choreography and contemporary circusart with a strong and unique language traveling from one discipline to the other, keeping the flow of a cellular organic line through the movement, music, and emotional / visual levels.

The project’s two different art forms through the life and work of Lorca has achieved the mission of the artist director, by creating a playground of multiple voices and expressions. The Lorca Project has already become a new face for ezdanza’s approach and allowed the company to explore a new way of differentiation.

“I have been very inspired by the work of Federico García Lorca and I have also had a longing to enter and explore his life and all its mystical dimensions. I use his words as stimulation for movement and virtuosity as I join his artistic expression with mine and the collaborators.  To me, it was not a choice. It became a need”. 

- Edgar Zendejas, Artistic Director of ezdanza.

Thanks to Canada Council for the Arts, the LORCA project became a reality. The project unites six professionals from the dance and circus disciplines under one roof, using a powerful theme and inspired by the life and work of the Spanish poet, Federico García Lorca. 

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal has taken The LORCA Project to a higher level and as a collaborator, it is the project’s major support for bringing to life this creation on-stage to be shared with audiences.

The Lorca project is a creation accessible and appealing to dance and circus enthusiasts alike, opening up new avenues for appreciation, support, resonance and identification through its experience. 

The LORCA project was presented at Les Grands Ballets’ Studio-Théâtre in the Édifice Wilder: Espace Danse.
November 18,19 and 20 at 8pm

Interpreters: Hugo Duquette (ezdanza), Sara Harton (ezdanza), Véronique Giasson (ezdanza), Stefano Russiello (Les Grands Ballets ), James Lyttle (Les Grands Ballets ), Arthur Morel Van Hyfte (ezdanza). Understudies: Nicolas Allard, Claire Campbell, Agustin Rodriguez Beltran.

Collaborators: Julie Lachance (Assistant to the Direction), Stéphane Ménigot (Light Designer), Michael Slack (Set and Costume Designer), Jean-Philippe Barrios (Composer), Owen Belton (Composer) 

Production: Laurence Pare-Seguin (Executive Director), Olivier Brunet (Technical Director), Rodolphe St-Arneault (Stage Manager), Laval Dufour (Head Rigger) Jimi Marcotte (Technical Director GB-Wilder) Achille Martineau (Asistant technical director GB-Wilder)

Photos by Juan David Padilla Vega

WITH THE SUPPORT OF The Canada Council for the Arts, The Conseil des arts de Montréal, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Conseil des arts de Montréal, La Tohu, Cirque Eloize, J. Lee Foundation, La compagnie des autres, Les Studios/ Les Grands Ballets, École supérieure de ballet du Québec, École de danse contemporaine de Montréal and École national de cirque de Montréal.