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Founded in Quebec in 2000, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC) is a charitable company that creates, produces and presents contemporary dance. CLC encompasses intimate, emotionally honest productions and spectacular stage shows featuring some of Canada’s greatest dancers, as well as large-scale, site-specific events. CLC enables the creations of choreographers Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux.
In 2008, James Kudelka became resident choreographer and since then has created six original works for CLC including Malcolm, From The House of Mirth and in spring 2016, Against Nature. This relationship has allowed Kudelka to revisit some of his greatest dances while facilitating daring new creations.
CLC brings together artists and community members from diverse geographical and social backgrounds, fostering a continuing dialogue rather than an education, a dialogue from which all sides benefit. CLC has distinguished itself by its innovative and unbridled artistic vision
Recently, CLC has been awarded four Dora Mavor Moore Awards for musical composition, lighting design and choreography. They were named NOW magazine’s Best Dance Company in Toronto’s Readers Choice category and their performance of Kudelka’s Soudain, l’hiver dernier at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival garnered them The Bank of Scotland Herald Angels Award, set up to reward performers, producers, venues or artists for their achievements during the Fringe.