I think it is of the utmost unimportance that you know all these things about me!
(in no particular order)
- Up to now, I never used my kid as a protective shield. I resisted all the ways to lure people into thinking that we are so cute together. I am doing it now. I guess it’s a last resort.
- I can’t help myself but imagining what faces people make when they orgasm.
- In old movies, I always wonder who were those people dancing and drinking champagne during the Second World War. Well, I guess, it’s me.
- I think that we should all be given a cianide pill. Suicide scenes would be much less dramatic.
- I am so stubborn. I hate to follow recipes. As a result, everything I cook tastes the same.
- When I was 14 I thought I was ugly. When I look back then, I think I was a cutie and couldn’t see it. I wonder if, in 30 years from now, I will look at me today and think wow I was the shit because right now, I feel gross.
- I wish I was a hero but I am not willing to do what it takes to be considered so.
- I don’t know why but sometimes I lie about the books I’ve read or the movies I’ve seen. But I am so good at faking it. It’s hard to stop.
- No one ever dared to make a marriage proposal to me. I understand why.
- I think I am decent person. But green plants always die on me.
A multidisciplinary artist, Mélanie Demers founded in Montreal her own dance company, MAYDAY, in 2007, exploring the powerful link between the poetical and the political. Les Angles Morts (2006), Sense of Self (2008), Junkyard/ Paradise (2010) and Goodbye (2012) have all been created from this perspective. With MAYDAY remix (2014), she deepened her engagement with cross-genre works and hybrid forms. Her fascination with the interplay between word and gesture crystallized with WOULD (2015), which won the CALQ Prize for best choreography. In 2016, Mélanie Demers began a new creation cycle with Animal Triste and Icône Pop; both works are touring internationally. In 2017, Mélanie Demers was invited to work as a guest choreographer at the Skånes Dansteater in Malmö (Sweden) for the creation of Something About Wilderness. Now that Danse Mutante has hit the stage, she is focusing on her next project, Post Coïtum, which will launch in 2020.
To date, she choreographed twenty works and was presented in some forty cities across Europe, America, Africa and Asia.
Created upon the invitation of B-Motion (Bassano), Icône Pop is a playful clash between religious and pop iconographies, the sacred and the profane, saintly glorification and self-glorification. Featuring the auras of the Virgin Mary and Beyoncé in a striptease of the utmost modesty.Back to 2020 Performance Mix Festival