LA LA LA Human Steps ceases its activities

danceThe contemporary dance troupe LA LA LA Human Steps announced on Wednesday morning the end of its activities, after 35 years of existence.

The company will give more details at a press conference in the afternoon.

In a brief statement, the founder and artistic director, Edward Lock, announces “the immediate termination and final activities of the dance troupe.

In a letter published on the website of the company, Mr. Lock discusses the financial difficulties traversed during the last tour.

He says that although the creditors have been generous with the company, “the cuts that have followed and the decision not to offer any financial guarantee in excess of the current year” have been pushed to this solution.

It has informed its lenders of its resignation, and the board of directors approved the dissolution.

“LA LA LA Human Steps is not more”, he says simply in this text.

The troupe was founded in 1980. His first work was presented at the Theatre of the Eskabel, in Montreal. The group has subsequently raised the interest everywhere on the international scene.

“I would never have predicted such a fate on June 10, 1980 at the first of Lily Marlene in the Theatre of the Eskabel. In this small room of the working-class neighbourhood of Saint-Henri, the huge stage of the Kremlin. The Kitchen in SoHo new york of the 80’s at the Palais Garnier, Place de l’opéra. More than 275 theatres, all rooted in their time, all holders of works”, written by Édouard Lock.

Dozens of artists from all walks of life have collaborated with LA LA LA Human Steps in the course of its 30 years of existence. The dancer Louise Lecavalier has worked with the company for 26 years. David Bowie has enlisted the services of the troupe, just like Frank Zappa. LA LA LA Human Steps has also invested in the highest places of dissemination of contemporary dance.

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