Mélanie Demers © Marie-Claire Denis
Commissioned by B-Motion (Bassano), Icône Pop is a playful clash between religious and pop iconographies, the sacred and the profane, saintly exultation and self-glorification. Nods to the Virgin Mary and Beyoncé feature side-by-side in a striptease of the utmost modesty.
Choreography: Mélanie Demers | Music: Mykalle Bielinski | Performers: Mélanie Demers, Mykalle Bielinski | Costumes: Mélanie Demers | Creation 2016
Icône Pop is a co-production with Operaestate Festival – Comune di Bassano del Grappa. 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.