Dans les fougères foulées du regard

A coproduction of Louise Bédard Danse and l’Agora de la danse

Dans les fougères foulées du regard

 (Among the Ferns, Brushed by a Glance)

Following Les métamorphoses clandestines (1991) which explored masculine identity and Vierge noire (1993), a choreographic approach to the feminine psyche, Louise Bédard completed her triptych linking the two worlds within Dans les fougères foulées du regard.

For this final piece in her triptych, Louise Bédard has chosen to abandon the traditional frontal disposition of the stage and public in order to situate her piece with spectators seated on all four sides, thus intimately linking the viewer to the stage and the dancer’s movement.

Dans les fougères foulées du regard brings together three men and three women in an explanation of the internal duality of each individual, evolving within a poetic landscape. The work unravels as an immense vital movement whose path is crossed by humans existing intensely and passionately, people who meet, watch, manipulate, and, at time, love…

The storylines of this work consisting of poetic violence surprised the public, success with which Louise Bédard was awarded at the 5th International Choreographic Encounters of Seine-Saint-Denis (France) in 1996.


 Bédard’s dance is notable, not only for its dancer’s unaffected and assured dancing, but also for the intelligence with which it is staged”.

Cerinda Survant, The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, February 27, 1995.

Fougères is so densely layered, so subtle, so intense that it begs to be allowed to float into your system like those cloud patterns swirling on the dance floor”

Linde Howe-Beck, Dance Connection, Montreal, Canada, September 1995.

In Dans les fouguères foulées du regard, Louise Bédard crafts movements into an interlocking chain, where each gesture gives rise to another, thus creating a fascinating and compelling energy spiraling as if into the infinite.”

Andrée Martin, Voir, Montreal, Canada, 11-17 May, 1995.

There are moments in Dans les fougères foulées du regard that provoke a strong quality of emotion and presence that have rarely been experienced…”

LE DROIT, Ottawa-Hull , Canada, 1996

Dans les fougères foulées du regard was awarded the Prix d’auteur des 5es rencontres chorégraphiques de Seine Saint-Denis. It is not surprising that this unique piece seduced the jury of this prestigious competition.”

LE DEVOIR, Montreal, Canada, 1996

Dans les fougères foulées du regard is immensely likable and beautifully paced. It leaves you feeling moved and revived. “

THE OTTAWA CITIZEN, Ottawa, Canada, 1996

Louise Bédard’s choreography represents a liberation of the imagination. “

THE TORONTO STAR, Toronto, Canada, 1996

Dans les fougères foulées du regard - Louise Bédard Danse


Artistic Assistant

Vladimir Petkov


Louise Bédard
Marc Boivin
AnneBruce Falconer
Jacqueline Lemieux
Luc Ouellette
Harold Rhéaume

Original Music

Robert M. Lepage

Set design

Richard Lacroix


Caroline Bourgeois

Lighting Design

Lucie Bazzo


Angelo Barsetti


Michael Slobodian

Graphic Design

Fabrizio Gilardino

Tour in the cultural centers of Montreal city


Danielle L. Aways
Jessica Cumberbirch
Caroline Laurin-Beaucage
Nicolas Filion
Jonathan Turcotte
Rujé Tomás

Costumes Adaptation

Louise Bédard

Lighting Adaptation

Réal Dorval


Luc Ouellette