With raw and sharp physicality, Alexandra subtly combines dramatic tension, and dark humour in dealing with obvious situational absurdities that grapple with the forces of hope.
Are we able to perceive and understand the other’s experience without the biases of our own subjective experience?
Forced to live together in a limited space, forming perhaps unlikely alliances, these individuals and their bodies must reconcile temptations to be alone with a threat of real conflict.
After a remarkable performance at the very first edition of FURIES in 2019, this great artist of the Canadian hip-hop scene is back with this scathing work that will bring the energy of the performers to your seat! A must-see of the festival!
As an independent choreographer, Spicey presented three works in Quebec between 2008 and 2015, including Retrospek, a remarkable piece that influenced a generation of Montréal street dancers. At the same time, the Bust A Move Festival, which she founded in 2005 (active until 2015), became the largest street dance competition in Canada and was co- presented by TOHU.
In 2015, wishing to further her artistic aspirations and bring street dance creation to the contemporary dance scene, Spicey founded her own company, Ebnflōh. With the company, she approached the hip-hop language from a new choreographic angle, at once exploratory, original and authentic, working with colleagues and peers who fueled the creative process. Ebnflōh imagines new creative processes and new ways to share its ideas about social, political and artistic issues. Spicey premiered Complexe R, a work inspired by our human obsessions, at the 2015 MAI; the show later toured to New York and Amsterdam. In 2019, she presented In-Ward, featuring six performers, co-produced with the CCOV. The show was a great success, with nine sold-out shows in Montréal (MAI and Agora de la danse).
Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé has been a hip-hop dance performer and teacher for over two decades. She is regularly invited to teach master classes in Canada and internationally.