La La La Human Steps Founder, Artistic Director and Choreographer Edouard Lock began his choreographic career a the age of 20, creating works from 1974 to 1978 for Le Groupe Nouvelle Aire and in 1979 for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. In 1980, he founded La La La Human Steps. Over the years Mr. Lock has been invited to create works for some of the world’s leading dance companies, including the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris, the Het Nationale Ballet of Holland and the Nederlands Dans Theater.
His works have garnered many awards, including the Chalmers choreographic prize (1982, 2001), the New York Dance and Performance Award or the Bessie (1986), the Prix Denise-Pelletier (2001), the National Arts Centre Award (2001) the 2003 Benois de la Danse choreographic award in Moscow for "AndréAuria" created for the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris in October 2002. In 2010, he received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. That same year he was also beneficiary of the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize.
He co-conceived and was artistic director for David Bowie’s world tour, "Sound and Vision" (1990). He also collaborated with Frank Zappa on the "Yellow Shark" concerts—alongside Germany’s Ensemble Modern. At the invitation of Robert Carsen and the Opéra de Paris, Mr. Lock choreographed the 2003 production of "Les Boréades", interpreted by La La La Human Steps at Le Palais Garnier.
Mr. Lock was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Québec in 2001 and Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002.