Alan Lake, associate project

Photo © Michael Pinault

The CCOV is proud to announce that choreographer Alan Lake has joined the Centre as an Associate Artist for his project Le cri des méduses. This alliance stems from the CCOV’s commitment to support promising artists by providing them with the administrative and logistical resources needed to achieve their creation, production and presentation objectives.


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Ten artists on stage / Quebec
World Premiere, March 20, 2018 – Cinquième salle, Place des Arts

After Là-bas, le lointain, Ravages et Les caveaux, Alan Lake continues to develop his multidisciplinary approach by engaging his choreographic language and sensitivity to visual arts in a play for 9 dancers and a live musician, inspired by Géricault’s Le Radeau de la Méduse and the state of emergency experienced by the shipwrecked people in the famous painting. Le Cri des Méduses takes place in an invented place, thrusting us into a terrifying dream-fantasy—an edgy physical dance like a pagan ritual, jolted by the images of a powerful scenography. Le Cri des Méduses is a waking dream, a dance of life, of survival.

CALENDAR Le cri des méduses | 2018

March 20 – 24 : World premiere
Montreal, Danse Danse – Cinquième salle, Place des Arts

April 4 & 5 : Quebec, Grand Théâtre de Québec and Rotonde

April 25 : Victoriaville, Le carré 150


Creation: Alan Lake
Choreography: Alan Lake, with the creative collaboration of the performers
Performers: Kimberley de Jong, Jean-Benoit Labrecque, Louis-Elyan Martin, Fabien Piche, David Rancourt, Genevieve Robitaille, Esther Rousseau Morin, Josiane Bernier and Odile-Amelie Peters.
Live Music: Antoine Berthiaume
Lighting: Karine Gauthier
Rehearsal coach: Annie Gagnon (Montreal)
Scenography: Marilène Bastien and Alan Lake
Costume design: Marilène Bastien
Production Direction: André Houle, Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV
Technical Direction: Antoine Caron
Photos: Daniel Richard

Delegate Producer : Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV (Montréal)

Production : Alan Lake Factori(e) – Coproduction : Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV, Danse Danse.

Creation support – Residencies : Place des Arts, La Rotonde, La Maison pour la danse de Québec et Danse à la Carte


Alan Lake Factori(e) is a multidisciplinary contemporary dance company created and promoted in 2007 by choreographer and director Alan Lake. Lake has developed an approach that combines dance, film and visual arts. This crossover directly contributes to defining the company’s unique language, creating crude and symbolist universes in which the human evolves totally impregnated by its environment. Alan Lake Factori(e) is entirely dedicated to the creation and distribution of choreographic works, installations and dance films that showcase this interconnection between the moving body, the space it occupies, and the cycle of life and death that underlies them. The company is also dedicated to promoting contemporary dance and choreographic research through performances, workshops, workshops, conferences and other related activities.