Get to know Robert Desrosiers


As we count down the last few days until opening night for Older & Reckless #39, we bring you the fifth artist in our series, Robert Desrosiers. Now in his 60's, Robert remains a brilliant dancer and a choreographer of startling imagination.

Here Robert speaks about his most recent choreographic work I was commissioned to create a new, full-length work to be performed at the National Arts Centre as part of the 2016 Canada Dance Festival. I worked with graduating dancers from four nationally recognized contemporary dance training programs- L’École de danse de Québec (Québec), The School of Contemporary Dancers (Winnipeg), The School of Dance (Ottawa), and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. For each group, I created a unique work and the four new pieces were joined together in Ottawa, to become the final full-length creation. I called the work Timeframe / À Travers Le Temps, as it spans time from the 15th century to the present. Using music from different eras, I was inspired to create a dance that travels through the centuries.

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