Dany Desjardins and Andréane Leclerc

Special work-in-progress presentation by Montreal-based artists: Dany D. (contemporary dance) and Andreane L. (experimental circus). New Haven will be completed in 2017-18. It is a very new project which they’ve started working on in May 2015. They will be working on it during a residency at Marie Chouinard until May 2nd.

New Haven will be performed to the public free of charge during the Breakfast Mix Long Table discussion.

Dany Desjardins

Dany Desjardins

Dany Desjardins started working with the arts with drawing and theater when he was very young. After visual art studies in Alma, he completed a dancing programme in Drummondville and studied at LADMMI in Montreal. Since March 2007, Dany has worked for Marie Chouinard, PPS Danse, Dave St-Pierre inc., Bouge de là, KparK, Maribé – sors de ce corps, and collaborated with Catherine Gaudet, George Stamos, Emmanuel Jouthe, David Pressault and Katie Ward. In 2007 he created Shitoi & Dordur for Danses Buissonnières, which he also presented at the Festival TransAtlantique, Vue sur la relève and with one he won a Cirque du Soleil grant in 2008. Then he presented his second pièce, All villains have a broken heart, for Danse Buissonnière in 2008, and was a part of the OFFTA in 2009. His latest solo, Winnin’, was presented at Théâtre La Chapelle in 2014.

Andreane Leclerc, photo by Catherine Gauthier

Andreane Leclerc, photo by Catherine Gauthier

Founder of Nadère arts vivants, Andréane Leclerc graduated from the National Circus School in 2001. Perceiving contortionism as a malleable, physical technique capable of generating a world of sensation and mental in the eyes of the spectator beyond the spectacular, she creates experimental, cirque-esque pieces as well as conceptual performances:Di(x)parue, Cherepaka, Insuccube, Mange-moi, Corps sculptural. Andréane possesses a particular interest for the performance stage and continues to dance for choreographers and directors such as Dave St-Pierre, Angela Konrad, and Peter James. In 2013, she completed a Masters degree from the theatre department of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) under the direction of Marie-Christine Lesage.

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