Mélanie Demers

Mélanie Demers © Julie Artacho

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, it is time for MAMA, La Goddam Voie Lactée, Confession Publique and Cabaret Noir to enter the spotlight. In 2021, Mélanie Demers received the GRAND PRIX de la danse de Montréal wich recognizes her unique mark she left on her era.

In 2022, she turns toward theater and signed the direction of the piece Déclarations by author Jordan Tannahill.

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