Davi Rodrigues have been with Lamondance since the beginning (2008) as a dancer and guest choreographer. In 2009 Lara Barclay and Mônica Proença invited him to be part of the directorship of the program as well a resident choreographer. Today Davi is the Artistic Director of the company.
Lamondance is a unique training and performance dance company founded in Vancouver in 2009 by Lara Barclay and Monica Proença. It is dedicated to training aspiring young dancers who aim for a professional career in dance. By exposing the students to a range of choreographic experience, Lamondance offers a sound environment where potential can be explored to its finest. The program sets out to create ‘thinking dancers’ who can apply their knowledge, commitment, versatility, and skill. The program makes it possible to embrace and experience the daily life of a professional dancer.
Former Lamondancers have gone on to international companies in Brazil, Germany, and Austria such as São Paulo Cia de Dança, Divinadança São Paulo, Theatre Nordhausen, Theater Osnabrück, Halle Opera House, Grazer Oper, among others. In 2010 Lamondance performed in the closing gala for the TansArt Festival in Nordhausen, Germany. The company has also had the pleasure of bringing three full evening works to Brazil in 2008, 2010 and 2013, performing “Red,” “You, Me and Them,” and “Human.”
Along with guest instructors and choreographers, this union provides an enriching experience that makes Lamondance a unique and distinct dance program in Vancouver.