Osheaga Festival | Stunning Dua Lipa

It was the grand finale that we were looking forward to, even though she had just brought her tour nostalgia of the future at the Bell Center. Dua Lipa did not disappoint.

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Marissa Groghe

Marissa Groghe
The press

She blinded us. The production of his show was stunning. The Brit was surrounded by an arsenal of dancers (we counted ten), musicians and choristers. And they weren’t there to blend into the background, but to create a great moment of conversation with the singer.

Huge screens, stunning lighting effects, accessories galore, precise choreography for each song: Osheaga has been treated to a whole staging of what we don’t hesitate to call the princess of pop.


PHOTO OLIVIER JEAN, THE PRESS

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa is made for the stage. She is in complete control as long as she creates before our eyes. She is also friendly and loveable (like when she thanks the crowd).

No matter how much she danced throughout the evening (so much that she changed her heeled boots for more comfortable ones in the middle of the concert), moved all over the stage and on the adjacent catwalk, Lipa was always accurate. In her sparkling, transparent and sexy stage costume, she performed all the songs from her latest album, the wonderful nostalgia of the future. If the album is a lump of pop music, it’s a must see on stage, where it gets even bigger, even more compelling.


PHOTO OLIVIER JEAN, THE PRESS

Dua Lipa

From exhilaration to pure emotion

This nostalgia that pervades the CD is a theme respected on stage, in the choice of images, costumes and even dance moves. Without being kitsch, Dua Lipa pays homage to disco-pop. While Cool, two of her dancers put on roller skates and accompany her, while a disco ball is projected onto the screen behind her. We lift her in the air (while she please sings) during the groovy and sultry Pretty please. And later, e.g boys stay boysshe creates a moment of pure emotion… ending in an amazing dance remix where her dancers take center stage.

We especially appreciate the attention to detail in this Dua Lipa show’s blockbuster. For example, you can read Osheaga in the animation at the beginning of the show. The choreographies tell stories. Choosing the transitions, we feel the desire to offer a complete concert: rather rare among pop artists, Dua Lipa sometimes connects three or four songs by merging them. We never stop dancing, she wants us to enjoy it without the moment of ecstasy falling.

Dua Lipa knows how to give her audience a good time. It all seems effortless, but there’s no denying that the work that goes into this show is enormous – if only in the perfect execution of such a complex staging. That says it all, if she came back to Montreal for the third time next week we’d be there!

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