h1bou is a Montreal-based DJ/organizer and resident DJ of FLUSH collective.
Rhythm & HuesMontreal
Rhythm & Hues
Musical vagabond and inveterate digger, Parker Mah, aka Rhythm & Hues, has been sharing his offbeat selections for over a decade
Rosana Cade + Ivor MacAskillGlasgow
Rosana Cade + Ivor MacAskill
Residents of Glasgow, Scotland, Rosana Cade and Ivor MacAskill are both a couple and an artistic duo. Together, they invent offbeat worlds by combining various forms of expression, including video, cabaret, performing arts, children’s performance, and site-specific and socially engaged practices.
After studying political science and Hispanic studies at McGill University, Marie-Clarisse turned to law, deciding to change program while taking part in a demonstration at COP25.
Scenographer and director Catherine Bourgeois, who remains at the helm of the company she co-founded 20 years ago, continues to cultivate this unique creative space that is always driven by the pursuit of the unique.
An artist and professor at the École supérieure de théâtre at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Bussières has designed the lighting for many shows, adopting an approach focused on experience and perception.
A native of the Indigenous community in Pine Ridge, Dakota, Cardinal currently lives and works in Toronto, where his creations have received numerous honours and awards.
IV Castellanos is a Queer Trans* Bolivian-Indige/American, and an abstract performance artist and sculptor who creates solo, collaborative, and group-task vignette performances.
Since 2004, Jasmine Catudal has worked as a set designer for theatre, dance, opera, and circus arts.
Empress Cissy LowMontreal
Empress Cissy Low
Empress Cissy Low is a Montreal-based DJ who specializes in an eclectic range of music, including Amapiano, Afrohouse, Afrobeat, Baile Funk, Jersey Club, House and variations thereof.
Tupi Collective was created in August 2012 by Marcus Freitas, a.k.a. DJ Mks, and Wallace Roza, a.k.a. DJ Skambo.
Tiziano CruzBuenos Aires
Tiziano Cruz fled the underprivileged province of Jujuy, in northern Argentina, to study in the national universities of Tucumán and Córdoba. In addition to the performing and visual arts, he trained in culture management and business administration, and is now completing a master’s in public culture at the National University of the Arts.
A lighting designer, scenographer, and director, Cédric Delorme-Bouchard has worked on 200 theatre, dance, and opera productions in over a dozen countries across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Originally Born in London, Oona Doherty returned to her mother’s home country, Northern Ireland, at the age of ten. She studied dance at the London Contemporary Dance School and Trinity Laban Conservatoire before becoming a performer during the 2010s.
Katsi’tsakwas Ellen GabrielKanehsatà:ke
Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel
Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel was well-known to the public when she was chosen by the People of the Longhouse and her community of Kanehsatà:ke to be their spokesperson during the 1990 “Mohawk Crisis”; to protect the Pines from the expansion of a 9-hole golf course in “Oka”/Kanehsatà:ke.
Canadian choreographer Ellen Furey left Cape Breton to study dance, voice, and theatre in Toronto before moving to Montreal in 2010. She has since had an extensive career as a contemporary dancer while developing her own work and experimenting with collaborative ways of making.
Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska
Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska
Sara Marielle Gaup is a traditional and modern north-Sámi juoigi (yoiker) who also works with duodji (Sámi crafts). She is a mother and an activist and has a decolonizing agenda with everything she does. She wears gákti (traditional clothes) every day, and she yoiks/sings daily.
The term “choreographer” can seem somewhat reductive when talking about Dana Gingras, head of the Montreal multimedia dance company Animals of Distinction. Situated at the intersection of different languages and artistic collaborations, her shape-shifting work unlocks the boundless possibilities of the human body and new technology.
Nakitta Hannah is a film director, writer and actress, primarily working in documentary, experimental and installation films
Lourdenie Jean graduated from Collège Lionel-Groulx in 2017, where she cultivated her passion for human sciences by pursuing studies in sociology with a minor in sustainable development.
Emily JohnsonNew York
Emily Johnson is an artist who makes body-based work. She is a land and water protector and an organizer for justice, sovereignty and well-being.
An activist and advocate of creative freedom of expression in Africa, Carole Karemera is a versatile artist with over 25 years of experience in the fields of performing arts and cinema.
Vinnie Karetak is a cultural icon in Inuit Nunangat. His face is instantly recognized by Inuit young and old for his work in comedy, journalism, performing arts, theatre and film.
Maria Kefirova is a performer-researcher with a crystalline mind, known for her experimental works and her ability to take an idea to its logical conclusion, turning the stage into a laboratory. A Bulgarian-born choreographer based in Montreal, she is a pillar of the independent dance and performance scene.
Angela Konrad is a director and renowned theatre artist. Her work mines the potential in both classic and contemporary texts. Readily transgressing stage conventions, she directs performers with laser precision.
Kama La MackerelMontréal
Kama La Mackerel
Kama La Mackerel is a Mauritian-Canadian multilingual writer, visual artist, performer, educator and literary translator who believes in love, justice and self and collective empowerment. Their practice blurs the lines between traditional artistic disciplines to create hybrid aesthetic spaces from which decolonial and queer/trans vocabularies can emerge.
After graduating in acting from the Conservatoire d’Art dramatique de Québec in 1990, Antoine Laprise performed frequently in the theatre before taking part in the TV show Course Destination Monde in 1996 then working as a director.
Marianne Lavoie studied set design at Concordia University and the Universidad del Salvador à Buenos Aires (2019).
Dominique Leclerc is an author, director, actor, and producer. A 2002 graduate of the acting program at Collège Lionel-Groulx, she has participated in a number of productions including the group work Ishow, from 2011 to 2015, Trois by Mani Soleymanlou (FTA, 2014), and Nathan by Emmanuel Schwartz (FTA, 2012).
Following studies in applied arts at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal, Danièle Lévesque has completed training in scenography at the National Theater School in 1983. The originality and boldness of her work changed the world of scenography in Quebec.
A native of Brazil, Cadu Mello is a researcher based in Montreal. Since 2019, he has been conducting doctoral studies in research-creation at Concordia University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC) in the areas of process philosophy, performance studies, and mental health.
She describes herself as a live artist. Exploring the world of nuance, Dana caused a stir from the start with her first creations. Since then, she has been refining her exploration of time and improvisation, finding her own way into concepts such as identity, sexuality, and work.
At the crossroads of theatre, performance, and sound, Émilie Monnet typically presents her work in the form of interdisciplinary stage plays and performative installations.
Radouan MrizigaMarrakesh + Brussels
A choreographer hailing from Marrakech, Mriziga is a custodian of ancestral knowledge and the stories of those excluded from dominant narratives. His interests include Amazigh studies and the creation of functional and imaginary spaces.
Michael Nardone is a poet and editor based in Montréal. He is the author of two books, The Ritualites and Transaction Record, and editor of the recent edition Aural Poetics.
Okwui Okpokwasili, a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist, comes from an immigrant family from Nigeria and grew up in the Bronx in the 1980s.
Anne-Marie Ouellet, who defines herself as the group’s “prospector,” is interested in the porous spaces between reality and fiction. Also a professor in the University of Ottawa’s Department of Theatre, she handles directing duties for L’eau du bain and sometimes appears on stage, allowing her to pursue her experimentation at the heart of the theatre.
Kristen (she/her) is a Japanese-Canadian who brings a passion for justice and community-building to all aspects of her life and supports others in doing the same.
Véronik Picard is a Wendake community native who now lives in Tiohtià:ke / Mooniyaang / Montreal. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in international studies and modern languages, Picard has numerous years of experience in both Canada’s Indigenous sector and in the world of Quebec journalism and media.
Joseph M. Pierce
Joseph M. Pierce
Joseph M. Pierce is Associate Professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at Stony Brook University.
Lia RodriguesRio de Janeiro
Rodrigues’ works, performed in some of the world’s biggest theatres and festivals, are always performed in the working-class neighbourhood where they first take shape as well. Her entire oeuvre is therefore infused with a utopian spirit of togetherness, which also takes very tangible form through her social activism.
Scholar, educator, and curator, Rafico Ruiz joined the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in 2019 as Associate Director of Research
Elle Sofe SaraGuovdageaidnu
Elle Sofe Sara
Operating at the intersection of the performing arts, film, and video, choreographer and director Elle Sofe Sara explores various aspects of physicality and Sámi customs that have escaped colonial erasure.
Thomas Sinou, who studied at the Institut supérieur des techniques du son in Paris, is interested in the interaction between the audience, the theatrical space, and the people who perform there.
Choreographer, dancer, and teacher Yvon “Crazy Smooth” Soglo has been a major figure in the Canadian street dance scene since his start in 1997. A committed leader in his community, he regularly sits on battle juries in North America and Europe.
Je suis TBA
Je suis TBA
Je suis TBA brings together electrifying mixes of electronic music with rhythms that are found outside the so-called Western sphere.
DJ Andrew TayToronto
DJ Andrew Tay
Andrew Tay is the artistic director of Toronto Dance Theatre and is a multifaceted performance curator, choreographer and DJ.
Back to Back TheatreGeelong
Back to Back Theatre
The productions of Back to Back Theatre renew discourses on disability, democracy and the human condition through explorations of eugenics in the context of perinatality (soft, 2002), growthism (small metal objects, 2005), intimidation (Food Court, 2008), or cultural appropriation (Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, a memorable show staged at the 2013 FTA).
Novelist, playwright, director, essayist, poet, and Kathakali specialist Larry Tremblay is a major figure in Quebec letters. His works interrogate psychic and social violence, informed by a concept of anatomie ludique [“playful anatomy”] he developed himself. Translated into more than twenty languages, they have been staged from Bucarest to Mexico City.
Ulivia Uviluk (Olivia Lya Thomassie) is a multidisciplinary artist from Kangirsuk, Nunavik, the daughter of an Inuk mother and a Québécois father.
Malicho Vaca ValenzuelaSantiago de Chile
Malicho Vaca Valenzuela
Memory, body, land, and dissidence are at the heart of Malicho Vaca Valenzuela’s work. His grandparents who, in Reminiscencia, can be seen using music to trump Alzheimer’s disease, are the ones who first nicknamed him Malicho.
Each project undertaken by Sarah Vanhee generates disruptive spaces that upset the established order, expand the horizons of artistic disciplines, and enable improbable encounters. She is an artist of relationships in all senses, always focusing attention on that which history does not show us and on voices that have not been heard.
A visual artist, photographer, and director, Gisèle Vienne has also continued her explorations beyond the stage, including the publication of the book/CD set Jerk // Through Their Tears (2011)—a companion piece to Jerk (2008), a show performed at La Chapelle in 2010.
Laakkuluk Williamson BathoryIqaluit
Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory
Of Greenlandic descent, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory was born in Saskatoon. She has lived in Iqaluit since 2005. The need to uphold the founding stories of her culture against the ravages of colonialism is intrinsic to her artistic practice, which she has continuously diversified and transformed for over thirty years.
Amel Zaazaa is an author, lecturer, and trainer. Early in her career, she worked for over 15 years in communications and political strategy for various governmental and community cultural institutions.
nora chipaumireMutare + New York + Berlin
nora chipaumire first studied law, then performance, dance and choreography in Africa, Jamaica, Cuba, and the United States. Her performances have been presented worldwide, including France, Italy, Japan, Senegal, and Zimbabwe.
Like a hunter-gatherer, Fruit défendu collects vinyl hits from all eras to deliver an ever more delicious and exquisite musical experience.
Alexandra “Spicey” LandéMontreal
Alexandra “Spicey” Landé
A Montreal choreographer and key figure in Quebec’s hip-hop dance scene, Spicey began her choreography career in 2005. The core of her style is the symbiotic relationship between dance and hip-hop culture that she pursues in her work.