17 Fear and Greed_photo by (cc by-nc-nd-4.0) yako (Jean-Christophe Yacono)_with Frédérick

Frédérick Gravel

Creation Lab description :

We'll be working with the ideas and principles that are the closest to my research right now. So, I can't promise anything precise, because it's moving still, but normally it always revolves around ways to work with awareness and openness. How to be prepared for some unknown. How to accept what just happened and bring it into a broader principle, into some writing, how to find ways to improvise together, to be precise and at the same time, still searching. I might write a couple of moves too, for fun. And it might be really about rhythm, music, impacts and pulses.


Creation Laboratory

May 30 to June 3


June 6 to 10

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

(40 hours)

Wilder Building

Studio: to be confirmed

Pricing and


DAC pro - $ 360 ($ 9 / hr) Standard- $ 520 ($ 13 / hr)


Frédérick Gravel graduated in 2009 from UQAM’s (Université du Québec à Montréal) dance faculty with a thesis on “The role of the dance artist in a democratic society’’. The choreographer, dancer, musician and lighting designer Frédérick Gravel has been active on the Montreal scene for the past fifteen years. He turns the structures of choreography upside down, merging into his work various elements from rock and performance art. He joined DLD as an associate creator in 2010 and was appointed artistic director of the company in 2018. His productions - Gravel Works (2009), All Hell is Breaking Loose, Honey (2010), Usually Beauty Fails (2012) and This Duet That We’ve Already Done (so many times) (2015), Some Hope for the Bastards (2017) and Fear and Greed (2019) - have received great national and international reviews. He co-created with the author Étienne Lepage Ainsi parlait… (2013) and Logique du pire (2016). In February 2015, he revisited the cabaret style at Usine C, presenting Cabaret Gravel with 20 guest artists, including Dear Criminals and the Molinari Quartet. Always present where least expected, he collaborated with Pierre Lapointe on Mutantès and Amours, délices et orgues (2008). The works of Frédérick Gravel are created in close collaboration with all members of Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup/GAG, a shifting collective of dancers and musicians actively involved in the creation process. More and more active as a teacher, Frédérick Gravel regularly gives creative workshops as well as teaching at CÉGEP Saint-Hyacinthe’s theater department, at Université du Québec à Montréal and at l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal. ‘’ Frédérick Gravel is arguably the most significant dance artist to emerge in Québec in the past 10 years’’ - Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail, Toronto