Chan Centre Presents

Danse Lhasa Danse

Sat Jan 18 2014 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

Presented by the Chan Centre and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 

This multi-disciplinary evening lovingly honours the life and work of Montreal-based folk musician, Lhasa. Bringing seven dancers, four singers and five instrumentalists together on one stage, artistic visionary Pierre-Paul Savoie’s Danse Lhasa Danse seamlessly melds concert and dance performance into a powerful and profound tribute.

On New Year’s Day in 2010, the husky-voiced singer-songwriter lost her battle with cancer at age 37. Despite being cut short, Lhasa’s career earned tremendous critical acclaim, including multiple JUNO and BBC Awards, and a loyal community of fans through numerous tours and the release of three celebrated albums.

After her passing, Savoie was inspired to gather an esteemed group of Canadian choreographers, visual artists, dancers, and musicians, including the members of Lhasa’s original band, to collaborate on this beautiful, poetic work.



Sat Jan 18 2014 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

Co-produced by PPS Danse and Coup de coeur francophone. Tour supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

This event is presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Photo credits: Jean-Francois Leblanc (DLD images), Filippa Lidholm (Lhasa image)