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Stéphane Labbé

General director

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Stéphane Labbé first studied applied and pure sciences, then design in Quebec. Settling in Montreal after having toured as a dancer with Up With People, he began a Bachelor’s Degree in contemporary dance at Concordia University before completing his training as a dancer at the EDCM in June of 2002. He danced in the musical Man inc., written by Jacques Languirand and choreographed by Laurence Lemieux. Between 2001 and 2003, he was featured in three Cine Qua Non films productions choreographed by Estelle Clareton, Hélène Blackburn and Danielle Tardif. He joined the Tangente team in 2004 as production manager after being a volunteer during one year. In 2006, he became a programming associate. As of early 2010, he has shared with Dena Davida the artistic and executive direction of Tangente. Since 2013, he has taken ovelr all the executive direction of the organization. Stéphane was a member of the Board of Directors for La Danse sur les routes du Québec and contemporary dance company Mandala Sitù. He acted as President of the Chantier Relève disciplinaire : continuité et mutations, in preparation for the dance community’s Second General Assembly, held by the Regroupement Québécois de la danse (RQD) in April of 2009.

Dena Davida

Curator and educator

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Dena Davida has practiced contemporary dance for 45 years as a performer, teacher, researcher and curator.  A Californian who immigrated to Montréal in 1977, she co-founded, directed and is currently the curator of Montréal’s Tangente dance performance organization.  She was also co-founder of the Festival international de nouvelle danse de Montréal.  She taught dance improvisation and composition, Laban Movement Analysis, dance aesthetics and anthropology as a chargée de cours at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) for over 25 years.  Her essays and research articles have been published in numerous magazines and journals. In 2006, she completed the doctoral Programme d’études et pratiques des arts at UQÀM with an ethnographic study of meaning in “contemporary dance events” (an analysis of O Vertigo Danse’s Luna choreographic project).  Among her recent publications: an international anthology on artistic dance ethnography, for which she was editor: Fields in Motion: Ethnography in the worlds of dance. In 2014, she initiated a long-term project to develop the theory and practice of performing arts curation with a website, an international symposium, seminal master’s level seminar and the publication of the forthcoming Curating Live Arts: Global Perspectives, Envisioning Theory and Practice in Performance.

Julie Deschênes

Production manager

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Sonia Reboul

Communications and marketing director

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Angélique Bougeard

Communications and production assistant

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Julie Bilodeau

Coordinator of Culture +

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Catherine Moisan

Technical director

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Jérémy Busque

Technical assistant

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Mathieu Baril

Private Funding Coordinator

Tangente | Agora de la danse

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Board of Directors

Charles-Henri Paquette

Chairman

CPA, CA

Robert Beaudry

Vice-president

Director, Pas de la rue

Odile Gaudreault-Vézina

Secretary

Avocate, Legault Joly Thiffault Avocats

Alexandra Maier

Tresurer

Communications and Marketing director Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles

Dena Davida

Administrator

Curator and educator, Tangente

Nevine Tadros

Administrator

Management consultant

Campus ambassadors

Roxane Halary

Concordia University

Valérie Picotte

Université du Québec à Montréal

Connor Spencer

McGill University