Little Lady's meanders

Sandrine Lafond

February 26 to 28 + March 5 to 7, 2015 at 7:30PM

Rencontre avec les artistes : March 5th after the show. Host: Maud Mazo-Rothenbühler

There’s a big difference between what we think and say and how others understand us. Our need to be loved and fear of rejection drive us to wear masks, which further widens the gulf that separates us. Under the circumstances, is a relationship with the other even possible? On the fringes of this impasse Little Lady takes the stage, and a dance of misunderstandings unfolds.

Drawing on extensive experience in dance and the circus, Sandrine Lafond conceived of the character of Little Lady. Part buffoon, part contortionist, her chief attributes appear distorted and magnified on closer scrutiny. The eccentric, darkly comic adventures of Little Lady evoke, with utter lunacy, the contemporary obsession with appearances and the image we project. Combining the many talents of Sandrine Lafond, this highly colourful one-woman show is a burlesque fable full of laughter and emotion, one’s that’s sure to surprise and cause even the hardest masks to crack.

To see what has inspired the character of Little Lady, visite our Pinterest account.

Artistic direction, performance and texts: Sandrine Lafond
Stage direction and texts: John Turner and Miriam Cusson
Music: Yves Frulla
Costumes: Nelly Rogerson, Marie-Laure Larrieu and Sandrine Lafond
Set designers: Sandrine Lafond and Miriam Cusson
Make-up: Elisabeth Lehoux
Lights: François Marceau
Sound recording: Paskal Perreault
Voices-off: Véronique Dault, Holly Gauthier-Frankel and Mark Eden-Towle
Translation: Anick Chartier, Miriam Cusson and Sandrine Lafond
Props: Sandrine Lafond, Jenny Hazelton, Patrick Ryan and Jacinthe Pauze-Boisvert

Sandrine Lafond © Aaron Felske
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She is a little bit ET, a little bit Pina Bausch, and a little bit Sid from the Ice Age movies. – Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald, 2012

Lafond is a gigantically talented movement artist. - Backstage, NY, 2012

Vibrant, funny, artistic and unique. - Capital critic circle, Ottawa, 2012

I think everyone could fall in love with Little Lady. - CFUV, Victoria, 2012

A Danse-Cité production in collaboration with Sandrine Lafond. With the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and Danse-Cité. Creative residencies: The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance and the University of Ottawa

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