Anima / Darkroom

7Starr

Laval + Montreal

7Starr

In a dance class at Studio 303 she met Vladimir “7Starr” Laurore – who began krumping at age 19 after a precocious career as an athlete and rapper. A pioneer of the krump scene in Canada, 7Starr is renowned for his work in community centres and schools in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

Aleppo. A Portrait of Absence

Omar Abusaada

Damas

Omar Abusaada

For the past 10 years, Al Attar has been collaborating with the director Omar Abusaada, originally from Damascus. Together they create theatre that is intimately linked to social and political changes, works that hover on the boundary between fiction and documentation.

Aleppo. A Portrait of Absence

Mohammad Al Attar

Damas + Berlin

Mohammad Al Attar

A new name in Syrian theatre, the writer Mohammad Al Attar, born in Damascus, now lives in Berlin. A prolific writer since the start of the Syrian uprising in March 2011, his works focuses on the social and political role of theatre, and the Syrian revolution.

Aleppo. A Portrait of Absence

Bissane Al Charif

Damas + Paris

Bissane Al Charif

In 2017, Mohammad Al Attar and Omar Abusaada presented in Berlin Aleppo. A Portrait of Absence, working with the set designer Bissane Al Charif, a frequent collaborator. A native of Damascus now living in Paris, she also has been using her art in support of the Syrian people since 2011.

Je suis une maudite sauvagesse

Charles Bender

Montreal
The door opened west

Marc Boivin

Vancouver + Montreal

Marc Boivin

A highly sensitive dancer, Boivin has led a brilliant career for over three decades, collaborating with numerous choreographers, including Ginette Laurin, Louise Bédard, Sylvain Émard, Jean-Pierre Perreault, James Kudelka, Tedd Robinson, Dominique Porte, Felix Ruckert, Mélanie Demers, and Catherine Tardif.

Violence

Marie Brassard

Montréal

Marie Brassard

The actor, writer, director and founder of Infrarouge Marie Brassard is an alchemist of the stage.

Dans le nuage (First Draft)

Maxime Carbonneau

Montreal

Maxime Carbonneau

Maxime Carbonneau graduated from the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal in 2009 and has since staged nearly a dozen performances, mainly with La Messe Basse. In 2018, he was awarded the John-Hirsch Prize by the Canada Council for the Arts for his promising work as theatre director. 

PHOSPHOS

Paul Chambers

Montreal

Paul Chambers

As a visual artist and a lighting designer, Paul Chambers is increasingly interested in the idea of placing the visual concept at the forefront of the artistic endeavour, followed by the integration of other disciplines.

The door opened west

Sarah Chase

Vancouver + Montreal

Sarah Chase

Sarah Chase, a choreographer and dancer born in Toronto and currently based in British Columbia, first became known as a solo artist, with pieces set to the stage across Canada and in Europe.

Aalaapi | ᐋᓛᐱ

The Aalaapi Collective

Nunavik + Montreal

The Aalaapi Collective

The Aalaapi Collective is a group of multidisciplinary artists, Inuit and non-Inuit, who banded together to make Aalaapi, which is both an audio documentary and a hybrid theatre piece that combines stage and radio performance. It was first presented in salle Jean-Claude Germain at Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui in January 2019.

Dans le nuage (First Draft)

Laurence Dauphinais

Montreal

Laurence Dauphinais

After completing a Minor in Theatre at Concordia University, actor, stage director, and writer Laurence Dauphinais graduated in Acting from the National Theatre School of Canada in 2009, setting herself apart by actively participating in unconventional performances, such as La Fureur de ce que je pense by Marie Brassard, based on the writings of Nelly Arcan, and Mythe by Mykalle Bielinski.

O2

Sarah Dell'Ava

Montreal

Sarah Dell'Ava

A native of Geneva and a Montrealer by adoption, the choreographer Sarah Dell’Ava espouses a unifying definition of dance as a profound conduit for humanity.

La Goddam Voie Lactée

Mélanie Demers

Montreal

Mélanie Demers

Choreographer and dancer Mélanie Demers founded the MAYDAY dance company in 2007.

La fille de Christophe Colomb

Réjean Ducharme

Montreal
BOW’T-Tio’tia:ke

Rhodnie Désir

Montreal

Rhodnie Désir

Over the past fifteen years, socially conscious artist Rhodnie Désir has been developing a choreographic-documentary Afro-contemporary language, mainly inspired by traditions from Haiti, Central and Western Africa, as well as from other Caribbean nations.

La jamais sombre

Michel F Côté

Montreal

Michel F Côté

There is a unique joy emanating from the creation of La jamais sombre, born out of the radiant friendship between three artists: Catherine Tardif, Michel F Côté, and Marc Parent. La jamais sombre is a scenic composition combining all three of their highly regarded artistic practices.

La fille de Christophe Colomb

Martin Faucher

Montreal
Dog Rising

Clara Furey

Montreal

Clara Furey

After completing musical training at the Conservatoire de Paris, Clara Furey launched her career as a singer-songwriter.

Je suis une maudite sauvagesse

An Antane Kapesh

Maliotenam
Them Voices

Lara Kramer

Montreal

Lara Kramer

Lara Kramer is a choreographer and multidisciplinary artist of mixed Oji-Cree and Mennonite heritage.

Meshtitau

Soleil Launière

Montréal

Soleil Launière

Through song, movement, theatre, and performance, Soleil Launière, a Pekuakamilnu artist born in Mashteuiatsh, creates a universe that is deeply connected to her roots and to Innu traditions.

Stations

Louise Lecavalier

Montreal

Louise Lecavalier

The muse for La La Human Steps for some 20 years, Louise Lecavalier marked the imagination of an era with her radiant presence and her extraordinary physical daring.

Le virus et la proie

Pierre Lefebvre

Montreal
Anima / Darkroom

Lucy M. May

Laval + Montreal

Lucy M. May

A native of New Brunswick, the contemporary dance artist Lucy M. May studied at the École de danse contemporaine in Montreal and at Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands before performing around the world for several years with Compagnie Marie Chouinard.

 

 

Worktable

Kate McIntosh

Brussels + Wellington

Kate McIntosh

Born and raised in New Zealand, Kate McIntosh now lives in Brussels. A multidisciplinary artist, she initially trained as a dancer and has been producing works internationally since 1995, collaborating with artists like Wendy Houstoun and Tim Etchells in the United Kingdom, Meryl Tankard in Australia, Michèle Anne de Mey and Davis Freeman in Belgium and Simone Aughterlony in Switzerland.

La jamais sombre

Marc Parent

Montreal

Marc Parent

Currently resident lighting designer for Les Grands Ballets, Marc Parent is constantly renewing his art at the local as well as the global level, each time with an acute awareness of the transformative and suggestive powers of luminous matter. 

Un temps pour tout

Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep

Montreal

Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep

Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep has been breakdancing since the age of eight and has taken part in many hip-hop battles with the Sweet Technique group.

SIERRANEVADA

Manuel Roque

Montreal

Manuel Roque

A minimalist poet of supernatural physicality, Manuel Roque is a leading figure in contemporary dance in Quebec.

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Marion Siéfert

Aubervilliers

Marion Siéfert

The writer, director and performer Marion Siéfert developed her first solo work, 2 ou 3 choses que je sais de vous, in connection with her doctoral program in Germany. It laid the foundations of what became her chief focus: an exploration of social media networks, a desire to put the spectator in a position of voyeur, a judicious use of screens. The play was presented at TU in Nantes, and also at the Théâtre de Vanves, the Gaîté Lyrique and other venues.

La ville, des artistes

HUB Studio

Montreal
Declarations

Jordan Tannahill

Toronto

Jordan Tannahill

In less than a decade, the director, writer, filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist Jordan Tannahill has emerged as a major voice in English-Canadian theatre. In 2012 at the age of 24, he founded Videofag with William Christopher Ellis in a former barbershop in Toronto’s Kensington Market neighbourhood.

La jamais sombre

Catherine Tardif

Montreal

Catherine Tardif

Last but not least, Catherine Tardif’s compelling authenticity as an interpreter is matched only by the visionary nature of her choreographic work, which walks the fine line between the comical and the sublime.

Le virus et la proie

Benoît Vermeulen

Montreal
Anything Whatsoever

Katie Ward

Montreal

Katie Ward

Katie Ward takes care of our imaginations and of the ties that connect us together. Since Rock Steady (2011), as a choreographer and performer, she has been exploring the molecular, energetic, and emotional composition of a collective body, challenging the ways in which it assembles and is undone in its multiple possible forms.

Public/Private Parts ou L’Origine du monde

Gerard X Reyes

Montreal

Gerard X Reyes

Choreographer and dancer Gérard X Reyes is a pillar of Montreal’s kiki ballroom scene. As a dancer, he has worked with some of the greats: Benoît Lachambre, Bill T. Jones, Luther Brown, Noémie Lafrance.