Frédérick Gravel Offers Some Hope for the Bastards at the Quick, March 22

Frédérick Gravel Offers Some Hope for the Bastards at the Quick, March 22

Some Hope for the Bastards performers on stage

Unless you’re following him to Paris, this is your one chance to be electrified by Gravel’s rock ‘n’ roll sexy, fearless choreography – the Quick performance on March 22 will be his only U.S. tour stop before heading overseas.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University will present Montreal-based Frédérick Gravel’s single U.S. performance of Some Hope for the Bastards on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Gravel’s energetic return to the Quick will be celebrated by nine super-charged dancers and two musicians in this latest work of modern dance for the musically adventurous and visually attuned.

“Gravel’s work reminded me of what art can look like when we approach it with complete honesty and with the simple tools available to us – the breath in our lungs, the muscles in our limbs and cores,” reported The Vancouver Arts Review after Gravel’s Some Hope for the Bastards opened Vancouver’s cutting-edge international performances at the 2018 PuSH Festival. “This unaffected honesty, scoffing at pointless social mores, and just its overall friendliness were what made the show unforgettable.”

With musical references to rock, R&B, and even classical, Some Hope for the Bastards seeks to lift Gravel’s audience above social media scrolling, the 24/7 news cycle, and the hopelessness that often results from being constantly bombarded with information. When asked the purpose of this quirky and witty new work, Gravel responded simply, “To bring a little light to the world.”

Frédérick Gravel is the artistic director of  Danielle Léveillé Danse (DLD), a company that supports choreographic projects for top dance creators in Montreal. As a dancer, choreographer, guitarist, singer, and lighting designer, Gravel plays with the contemporary zeitgeist; he is complicit with the audience – thumbing his nose at the avant-garde, he takes pop culture and ‘the establishment’ out of their assigned roles and brings them together.

Gravel’s first appearance at the Quick in October 2017 had audiences jumping to their feet for standing ovations at the U.S. premiere of All Hell is Breaking Loose, Honey – described in Vancouver’s alternative press, The Georgia Straight, as a “beer-and-baseball-fueled look at masculinity.” The return of his powerhouse dancers to Fairfield in Some Hope for the Bastards promises to ignite a similar high-octane party in the theatre. Young professionals are invited to attend a pre-show happy hour sponsored by Hub & Spoke. To register, contact the Quick Center Box Office.

Tickets for the performance are $40, $30 and Quick Members are $25. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Frédérick Gravel

Some Hope for the Bastards

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Additional Details:

Young professionals are invited to attend a pre-show happy hour sponsored by Hub & Spoke. To register, contact the Quick Center Box Office.
Tickets for the performance are $40, $30 and Quick Members are $25. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

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