Michel Lemieux with robot dogPlay

Solide Salad

Solide Salad

1984

Solide Salad is like nothing else. Music? Dance? Theatre? This amazing one-man show by a 26-year-old Quebecer is everything all at once. A feat in and of itself, the performance is transcended by the unrelenting rigour of the multidisciplinary production. Lemieux’s antecedents, photography and design, enable a remarkable interplay between his body and light. His voice recalls that of Yma Sumac... Compared with Laurie Anderson, his eccentric humour appeals to a broad audience... The light beams that this little prince shoots at the audience are arrows – not fatal but galvanizing – like a Dadaist gatekeeper’s call. A style so modern and so rare... – Franck Mallet