La La La Human Steps
Édouard Lock founded dance company La La La Human Steps in 1980, following a series of performances at the little Eskabel Theatre in the Saint-Henri neighbourhood in Montreal. Thirty years later, it continues to have a phenomenal influence on the dance world: The Paris Opera, Nederlands Dans Theater, David Bowie and Frank Zappa have all collaborated with Lock.
This renowned choreographer invented his own avant-garde choreographic language by combining lyrical dance with movements of an extreme physicality – who can ever forget the frenetically terrifying leaps of the dazzling Louise Lecavalier?
In 2010, Lock received a Molson Prize and a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in recognition of an exceptional artistic career that shows no sign of slowing down.