ASPARD
&DANCERS

Reviews

"Louis demands not only strength and agility, not only lyricism and grace, but honest emotionality. His trilogy deals with matters of the spirit and those of the flesh, and is remarkably free from intellectual gaming and aesthetic artifice." -Kate Dobbs (The Five Points Star)

"Louis communicates panic, terror and profound sadness in his world premiere, “Souke” (“to shake”), inspired by the Jan. 12 earthquake two years ago that devastated Haiti, his native home. His dance also speaks of community and courage – people helping each other and carrying on in the face of nature’s wrath." – Susan Broili, The Herald-Sun Review - Gaspard Dancers Offers Intense Performances

"[Louis'] work also exhibits his own quality of movement that seems effortless even when it requires great strength, flexibility and control. (His company deserves credit for pulling this off). His work also can embody emotion that touches the core of our humanity." – Susan Broili, Herald Sun

"Louis is a former Pilobolus dancer, and his choreography is decidedly pilobolean in tone and often in imagery. Yet, generally it is more fluid and lyrical, and each dance included delicately beautiful designs for the arm and hand along with larger shape-building within the unbounded energy flow."                                                                          – Kate Dobbs Ariail, Classical Voice of North Carolina 

"[Louis] also brings his own style and emotional depth to his work to create an evening of dance that satisfies and delights. The quality of movement often looks buoyant, soft and floating with natural ease." – Susan Brolli, The Herald-Sun, Durham 

"...simply fantastic, beautiful and inspiring." –Dianne Pledger, Hayti Heritage Center





Happenings

  • September 23, 2017: Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University | New York, NY
  • September 15 & 16, 2017: Reynolds Theater at Duke University | Durham, NC
  • *April 29 - May 8, 2017: Teaching Residency at International Festival of Contemporary Dance "Isadora" | Krasnoyarsk, Siberia (Russia)
    January 12 - 21, 2017: Elon University residency | Elon, NC
  • November 6, 2016: NC Museum of Art | Raleigh, NC
  • September 29 & 30, 2016: Reynolds Industries Theater | Duke University | Durham, NC
  • August 8, 2016: Northwest School of the Arts Dance 2016 | Charlotte, NC

News

  • Gaspard Louis' signature duet Magical Cusp is currently being performed across the country by Lula Washington, a California-based company
  • For our 2016 season in Durham, Gaspard plans to create two new pieces and bring back some of the old favorites for the company's annual performance in the fall​                                                                   

Press 

Congratulations

G&D Board of Directors Vice-President Robin Gallant was awarded second prize in the PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) 2015 Competition for her photos of the company- the winners were selected from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries!

Classes and Workshops

Gaspard&Dancers aims to inspire the love of movement and physicality through workshops, lecture demonstrations and master classes. While exploring improvisation and partnering skills, participants tap into their creative energies and build a sense of trust, community, and joy in movement. For more information on our educational offerings, contact us.