Direction, text and choreography: Mélanie Demers with the collaboration of performers
On stage: Marc Boivin, Kate Holden
Rehearsal assistant: Anne-Marie Jourdenais
Original Lighting: Alexandre Pilon-Guay
Music: Joshua Van Tassel
Technical direction: Alexandre Péloquin
Voice work: Sabrina Reeves
Production: MAYDAY and firstthingsfirst
Codistribution: MAYDAY and Usine C
Photo credits: Jeremy Mimnagh


Drawing its inspiration from all possible futures, WOULD is a meditation on potentiality, utopia, and our mania for projecting ourselves into the future. Imagining the best, fearing the worst. And adapting as best we can to the present. Fuelled by the energy of two powerful dancers, WOULD is a reflection on the failures, falls and miscues that inevitably mark our imperfect paths. Marc Boivin and Kate Holden confront each other like two wild beasts warily approaching each other.

For this piece, Marc Boivin received the 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance—Male. 
Mélanie Demers received the Prix du CALQ for best choreographic work of the 2014-2015 season with WOULD.  

We can only applaud the consistency of the choreographic language of Mélanie Demers, the excellence of the two performers and the address with which the bilingual text has been included.
L. Renaud, Revue JEU, April 15

No wonder WOULD […] has earned Marc Boivin an award for his performance, as well as nominations for choreography and sound design. […] A beautiful piece which opens up a whole world of possibilities for Mélanie Demers.
I. Gagnon-Paradis, La Presse, April 15