Veteran dance troupe at River Run on Jan. 29

River Run Cen­tre presents Coleman Lemieux and Compagnie Jan. 29 at 8pm.


The program features the work of celebrated Canadian choreographer James Kudelka, known for shows that are exuberant, thought provoking, and passionate.

Coleman Lemieux and Com­pagnie (CLC) was formed by husband and wife Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux in 2000. First based in Montréal and now in Toronto, it has toured Canada, the United States, and China, Mongolia, Russia, and Brazil. It is known for presenting work that is eclectic, daring, technically sophis­ti­cated and emotionally arrest­ing. The company engages some of Canada’s finest dan­cers

Kudelka is one of the country’s foremost choreo­gra­phers. Resident choreographer and artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada from 1996 to 2005, he created over 70 dances for some of the world’s renowned dance com­panies. The presentation will showcase three of his pieces: Fifteen Heterosexual Duets, Soudain l’hiver dernier and In Paradisum.

The first was commissioned for Toronto Dance Theatre in 1991 was awarded a Dora Mavor Moore award. Soudain l’hiver dernier premiered in 1987 and is a duet for two men.

The final piece is for nine dancers. Originally made for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in 1983, it combines turbulent move­ment with emphatic ges­tures, memorable tableaux and surprising moments of ethereal serenity.

Tickets are on sale through the River Run Centre box office and range from $23 to $30. They may be purchased online at, by phone at 519-763-3000 or at the box office.