Benoît Lachambre founded the contemporary creative company Parbleux (“bl” for his initials, and “eux,” the French word for “them”) in 1996 with the goal of supporting the production and dissemination of his works and related projects. The ensuing collaborations gave rise to some 18 works, brought to life and toured on four continents, with more than 500 performances given. The company has earned numerous awards and distinctions in Canada and internationally in recognition of its contribution to the artistic community.
Parbleux has enjoyed continued growth over the years, and the company now provides full administrative support to artists Clara Furey (since 2016) and Dana Michel (since 2017).
In 2017, Parbleux acquired a new creative space, moving its activities to the Mile End neighbourhood. Three years later, in 2020, Benoît Lachambre stepped down from his position as Parbleux’s artistic director, on the eve of his 25th year at the helm of the company.
The year 2021 thus marked an all-new era for the organization, which looks to the future with gratitude. More than ever, Parbleux is committed to supporting the performing arts community by fostering an environment that promotes creation and allows artists to reach their full potential.