Danse Mutante

Francis Ducharme © Mathieu Doyon

Danse Mutante is a choreographic relay over three continents conceived of and anchored in Montréal. An original duo, Cantique, will be created by Mélanie Demers. Then, three choreographers, Ann Liv Young (New York), Kettly Noël (Bamako) and Ann Van den Broek (Antwerp/Rotterdam), will each work 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 will be given free rein to concoct her own mutation of the piece by remixing, reinventing, and distorting its last version. The project will culminate in Montréal in the fall of 2019 with a marathon event.

Original version – Cantique | Concept Mélanie Demers | Choreography Mélanie Demers, in collaboration with the performers | Performers Riley Sims, Francis Ducharme | Lighting design Alexandre Pilon-Guay | Original music Mykalle Bielinski | Rehearsal director Anne-Marie Jourdenais | Sound design Olivier Girouard, David Blouin | Technical director Julien Veronneau | Creation 2018

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Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter 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

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 The project is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.