Benefit Gala of MAYDAY

At the residence of Claude Cormier, Landscape Architect

After the resounding success of the first Plancher Ouvert in 2016, choreographer Mélanie Demers is pleased to invite you to second Benefit Gala of the contemporary dance company MAYDAY. Next May 10, Claude Cormier, the event’s Honorary President, will once again open the doors to his strikingly original and surprising home for an intimate artistic cocktail.

Plancher ouvert: a danced version of the open mike.
Plancher ouvert: a unique location to meet.
Plancher ouvert: a marriage of words and gestures.
Plancher ouvert: the brilliance and eclecticism of inspired artists.

An evening hosted by actor Stéphane Crête.

With performances by:
Mykalle Bielinski, singer-composer
Pascale Bussières, actress
Angie Cheng and Jacques Poulin-Denis, dancers
Francis Ducharme, dancer and actor
Alain Farah, theorist, professor, author and radio reporter
Riley Sims and Marc Boivin, dancers
David Albert-Toth, dancer, choreographer and DJ for the evening

May 10, 2018, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
(you will be informed of the address after your reservation)
$150 (tax receipt for $110)
Limited seating: 100 people maximum
Reception, appetizers, performances, DJ



Reserve your tickets via Paypal or send us this form with your cheque to the address indicated. You are unable to attend? Make a donation.




MAYDAY has chosen to be a place of exchange and reflection for the artists working with Mélanie Demers. Their personalities are both dazzling and eclectic, and they contribute to the maturation of the work, which is always a collective process. The physicality, rhythm and images used in the choreographies are characteristic elements of MAYDAY’s works, which find their meaning when encountering with the public. Since its creation in 2007, the company develops international collaborations and has been presented in America, Europe, Asia and Africa. In 2015, its creation WOULD won the CALQ Prize for best choreography as part of the Prix de la danse de Montréal.


Claude Cormier
Cormier’s internationally recognized practice extends far beyond conventional landscape design to forge bridges between urban design, public art, and architecture. His landscapes celebrate the artificial and surreptitiously alter reality. His work is distinguished for its inventiveness and its tenacious optimism in the power of design. As director of his firm, Claude Cormier et associés, he has received over 80 national and international awards as well as numerous recognitions for an exceptional body of work and significant contribution to the         development of landscape architecture and urban design in Canada and beyond.



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Photos: Mélanie Demers (Icône Pop) © Christian Brault | Brianna Lombardo, Riley Sims (Animal Triste) © Mathieu Doyon | Claude Cormier © Industryous