Kate Holden, Marc Boivin © Jeremy Mimnagh

Drawing its inspiration from all possible futures, WOULD is a meditation on potentiality, possibility, utopia, and our obsession with projecting ourselves into the future. Imagining the best, fearing the worst. And adapting as best we can to the present. Fuelled by the energy of two powerful dancers, WOULD is a reflection on the failures, stumbles, and screw-ups we will inevitably experience as we go down the path of life. Marc Boivin and Kate Holden meet in confrontation like two wild beasts warily approaching each other.

Direction, text and choreography
Mélanie Demers, in collaboration with the performers | Performers Marc Boivin, Kate Holden | Rehearsal direction Anne-Marie Jourdenais | Lighting design Alexandre Pilon-Guay | Music Joshua Van Tassel | Technical director Alexandre Péloquin | Voice work Sabrina Reeves | Creation 2015

For his performance in WOULD, Marc Boivin received the 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance—Male.

Mélanie Demers received the Prix du CALQ for best choreographic work of the 2014-2015 season with WOULD.

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WOULD is a co-production of MAYDAY and firstthingsfirst. 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.