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I think it is of the utmost unimportance that you know all these things about me!

(in no particular order)

Mélanie Demers

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.

Icône Pop

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.

Festival The Boulevard | s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (2017)
© Karin Jonkers

SummerWorks Festival | Toronto, Canada (2017)
© Mykalle Bielinski

Agora de la Danse | Montreal, Canada (2017)
© Christian Brault

Festival Signes de printemps | Paris, France (2019)
© Anne-Marie Jourdenais

Festival B-Motion | Bassano del Grappa, Italy (2016)
© Mykalle Bielinski

Port-au-Prince Art Performance| Port-au-Prince, Haïti (2018)
© Anne-Marie Jourdenais

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