Danse Mutante

Francis Ducharme © Mathieu Doyon

Danse Mutante is a choreographic project taking root in Montreal and unfolding on three continents. After Mélanie Demers creates the original version, Cantique, the duo performed by Francis Ducharme and Riley Sims will be reinterpreted by choreographers Ann Liv Young (New York), Kettly Noël (Bamako) and Ann Van den Broek (Antwerp/Rotterdam). According to a set of parameters (working with two performers, a limited period of creation, duration, etc.), each choreographer is invited to create her own version of the piece by remixing, reinventing and corrupting as she pleases its last version. The project will culminate in Montreal in the fall of 2019 with a marathon event.

Original version – Cantique | Concept Mélanie Demers | Choreography Mélanie Demers, with the collaboration of the performers | Performance Riley Sims, Francis Ducharme | Lighting design Alexandre Pilon-Guay | Original music Mykalle Bielinski | Rehearsal direction Anne-Marie Jourdenais | Sound design Olivier Girouard, David Blouin | Technical direction 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.