A ‘song and dance’ with Dulcinea Langfelder and Philippe Noireaut.
In a staging that is both tender and funny, Dulcinea Langfelder and her precious accomplice Philippe Noireaut lead us on an intimate journey through songs from Dulcinea’s shows. A lifetime’s work, where the finesse of an intelligent and slightly pungent humour accompanies our trials as much as our great joys.
For the first time together on stage, two accomplished artists celebrate the immense power of love.
Philippe Noireaut is as versed in song as he is in jazz, improvisation, experimental music, classical and popular arrangements, poetry put to music and composition…for short films, video and the stage. Recipient of several awards, including the Grand Prix SOCAN (1995), he has collaborated, as arranger, for prestigious artists such as Claude Nougaro, Serge Reggiani, Gilles Vigneault, Renée Claude and even the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. His solo performances (piano and song) are as musical as they are literary and theatrical, and have toured in Quebec, France, Switzerland, Ireland and China. Since 1993, he’s collaborated closely with dancer/choreographer, Lina Cruz. He arranged and composed music for Dulcinea Langfelder and Co. in Victoria as well as in Dulcinea’s Lament.
The genetic mutation called BRCA, the only thing I have in common with Angelina Jolie, increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer by 75%. It is found in three populations: Icelanders, Jews and Quebecers This performance was created to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer, the most neglected and thus one of the deadliest. I’m convinced that my voice, my experience, this show can encourage women facing the disease… and maybe (by encouraging women to be tested for BRCA) even save lives! This is not the first time I use live performance, with humour, beauty, and beautiful songs, to make the unthinkable more acceptable. It seems that’s what I’ve been doing all my life. This show is therefore a retrospective of a career dedicated to celebrating the inner strength that helps us get through our trials. And if there’s one unexpected beautiful thing that happens when you get a cancer diagnosis, is the Love that seems to burst out everywhere, from friends, family and even strangers.