Jusqu’à Vimy pays tribute to The Battle of Vimy Ridge, during the First World War in France – considered one of Canada’s most defining historical moments. The full-length work honours the bravery and sacrifice of the many soldiers who lost their lives on the battle fields, while giving new life to the stories of eight local, Toronto soldiers whose lives were taken far too soon. Lemieux’s work recently undertook an intense research phase that saw the artistic team and its eight dancers in Vimy for the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Vimy Ridge, April 9, 2017, where the company performed an excerpt of the work at the Vimy War Memorial.
Choreographed by Laurence Lemieux
Musical composition: John Gzowski
Production Design: Jeremy Mimnagh
Lighting Design: Simon Rossiter
Costume & Set Design: Cheryl Lalonde
Letter Writer: Lindsay Zier-Vogel