Angie Cheng, Nicolas Patry, Mélanie Demers, Brianna Lombardo © Mathieu Doyon
An unorthodox artistic event that defies definition, a mélange of sampling and bricolage, MAYDAY remix is a fragmented rereading of the company’s repertoire. Armed with excerpts from the company’s works, Mélanie Demers dives into a full-scale deconstruction exercise. New partners are given free rein to revisit, reinterpret, subvert, or distort the material on offer.
Made possible by the collaboration of numerous guest artists, the project is conceived as a journey where each stopping point reveals a part of the whole. MAYDAY remix splits, fragments, and rebuilds its own repertoire, offering a kaleidoscopic vision of the choreographer’s universe.
Mélanie Demers, in collaboration with Olivier Choinière, Xavier Curnillon, Les Fermières Obsédées, Catherine Gaudet, Catherine Leroux, Poirier and Catherine Vidal | With Jacques Poulin-Denis, Brianna Lombardo, Angie Cheng, Nicolas Patry, Chi Long, Francis Ducharme, Caroline Gravel and Mélanie Demers | Lighting design Alexandre Pilon-Guay | Artistic advisor Anne-Marie Jourdenais | Coordinator Suzie Larivée | Creation 2014
MAYDAY remix is a co-production of MAYDAY with Usine C. 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.