In 2008, Lamondance went on stage for the very first time in the National Theater Claudio Santoro in Brasilia, Brazil (Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro), one of the most important in the country, with the show RED, especially commissioned by The International Dance Seminar in Brasilia by Gisele Santoro the artistic director of the festival.
Due to the success of the project Monica Proença and Lara Barclay decided to found Lamondance training program, however, it happened in the following year 2009 with the idea to help emerging dancers with their transition to the professional dance world.
The high quality of the training followed by unmistakable choreography gave the company early stability.
In the first phase of the company’s existence Lara Barclay and Mônica Proença shared the artistic direction and years later the influence of Davi Rodrigues who was invited to the artistic direction-ship was evident in many degrees in the dance company. In 2014 Davi Rodrigues took on the artistic direction of the company who since then, has been responsible for the company’s distinctive artistic identity.
Since then, Lamondance has performed in Canada, Brazil with the shows “RED” - 2009, “Human” 2013, “Spark” – 2016 and in Germany at the Tanzart festival in Nordhausen 2011 with the choreography “Terra Arrida” by Monica Proença part of the show “What we leave behind”.
Lamondance is a place where art is taking care at the highest with original choreographic voices with the responsibility of presenting shows that will print a mark in the audience’s mind connecting them to the dance world.
Lamondance operates as a Not-For-Profit Society, working under the umbrella of RNB Dance and Theatre Arts, based in North Vancouver.
RED - 2009
YOU, ME AND THEM - 2010
WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND - 2011
HERE AND AFTER - 2012
HUMAN - 2013
CINCO - 2014
ROOTED - 2015
SPARK - 2016