MÉLANIE DEMERS

MAYDAY

 

*Workshop cancelled due to the pandemic

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Please note that the video and photographic materials are for insight into Mélanie Demers' previous works and do not demonstrate what will be explored in this workshop.

Workshop description:

Workshop

Mélanie Demers will lead a workshop based on the creation process of Post Coïtum.

Biography:

A multidisciplinary artist, Mélanie Demers founded in Montreal her own dance company, MAYDAY, in 2007, exploring the powerful link between the poetical and the political. Les Angles Morts (2006), Sense of Self (2008), Junkyard/ Paradise (2010) and Goodbye (2012) have all been created from this perspective. With MAYDAY remix (2014), she deepened her engagement with cross-genre works and hybrid forms. Her fascination with the interplay between word and gesture crystallized with WOULD (2015), which won the CALQ Prize for best choreography. In 2016, Mélanie Demers began a new creation cycle with Animal Triste and Icône Pop; both works are touring internationally. In 2017, Mélanie Demers was invited to work as a guest choreographer at the Skånes Dansteater in Malmö (Sweden) for the creation of Something About Wilderness. Now that Danse Mutante has hit the stage, she is focusing on her next project, Post Coïtum, which will launch in 2020.

To date, she choreographed twenty works and was presented in some forty cities across Europe, America, Africa and Asia.

Website:  www.maydaydanse.ca

 

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