JANUARY 2018


A Montreal premiere for Icône Pop
After Bassano del Grappa, Toronto and 's-Hertogenbosch, Icône Pop will be presented for the first time in Montreal, from January 24 to 27 at Agora de la danse. With the solo performance by Mélanie Demers meeting live music by Mykalle Bielinski, Icône Pop is a playful clash between saintly glorification and self glorification, and features the auras of the Virgin Mary and Beyoncé in a striptease of the utmost modesty.
 

DECEMBER 2017


The launching of Danse mutante
MAYDAY recently launched Danse mutante, an ambitious choreographic relay spreading internationally. This duet performed by Francis Ducharme and Riley Sims will take root in Montreal with a first version created by Mélanie Demers. It will then pass into the hands of three other choreographers scattered on three continents, successively invited to remix, corrupt and transform the piece: 
Ann Liv Young (New York), Kettly Noël (Bamako) and Ann Van den Broek (Antwerp/Rotterdam). When back in Montreal, all the mutations will be presented as part of a Marathon event. The show will then be taken on tour in the cities of each of the choreographers.

WOULD: an expected comeback in Montreal
After two years, WOULD came back in Montreal on December 11, 12, 14 and 15 at La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines with the excellent dancers Marc Boivin and Kate Holden who offered moving performances.

Public presentations at UQAM
During the fall semester, Mélanie Demers was invited to teach the course Spectacle chorégraphique dirigé to the garduating students of UQAM's dance department. From December 13 to 16, they proposed 
Quelque Chose de Sauvage, a revisited version of Something About Wilderness, a piece she created at the Skånes Dansteater (Malmö, Sweden) in May 2017 with Laïla Diallo.

La revue culturelle 2017
Mélanie Demers has the pleasure to be part of La revue culturelle 2017, which will be broadcasted on December 29 at 8 pm on Radio-Canada. (With a repeat on December 31 at 5 pm.)

 

NOVEMBER 2017


Animal Triste showcasing at the Wilder Building
On November 29, Animal Triste was performed at the Wilder Building as part of the European Dancehouse Network conference offered by Agora de la danse in connection with Parcours Danse.

Encounters of the European Dancehouse Network at Agora de la danse
On November 30, Mélanie Demers was part of the panel that discussed the connections between institutions, audiences and artists.


SEPTEMBER 2017


Animal Triste in Vancouver
Animal Triste landed in Vancouver to be presented on October 19, 20 and 21, in co-production with the plastic orchid factory. The piece featured dancers Marc Boivin, James Gnam, Brianna Lombardo and Riley Sims, and received great acclaim.

We'll Be Fine: a Montreal premiere
MAYDAY and Good Women Dance Collective presented We'll Be Fine for the first time in Montreal as part of the Festival Quartiers Danses last September 13.
Review

Mélanie Demers as a director
Mélanie Demers was one of the directors of the play À te regarder, ils s'habitueront, which was presented last September at the Théatre de Quat'Sous. She created the movement for Angie Cheng and Jacques Poulin Denis.

AUGUST 2017


Icône Pop
receives the Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award for Risk and Innovation
Great news for Icône Pop! Following three representations on August 4, 5 and 6 at the SummerWorks Performance Festival in Toronto, Icône Pop was awarded the Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award for Risk and Innovation. There is a lot to come for this piece!

A successful international tour
MAYDAY crossed the ocean last August to offer six performances of Icône Pop to the public of 's-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) as well as two representations of Animal Triste in Bassano del Grappa (Italy), as part of the B.Motion Festival.

 


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