Danse Mutante as part of the official program of Parcours Danse

Danse Mutante is part of the official program of Parcours Danse 2019.

Danse Mutante is a choreographic relay anchored in Montreal and conceived over three continents. An original duo, Cantique, was created by Mélanie Demers. Then, three choreographers, Ann Liv Young (New York), Kettly Noël (Bamako) and Ann Van den Broek (Antwerp/Rotterdam), each worked in succession with the performers (Riley Sims and Francis Ducharme) to produce their own version. Aside from a few parameters (only two performers, a limited creation period, length, etc.), each choreographer was given free rein to concoct her own mutation of the piece by remixing, reinventing, and distorting the last version handed to her. The project culminated in Montreal in the fall of 2019 with a marathon event.

This event is part of Art Circulation’s  SATELLITES program.


This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund


Photo: Francis Ducharme, Riley Sims | Danse Mutante – Cantique © Mathieu Doyon