Meggie Cloutier-Hamel, Laura Brisson, Gabrielle Boudreau © Maxime Côté
École de danse contemporaine de Montréal - Espace Orange

MAY 18-21, 2022 - 7PM

Presented by
105 minutes

Parts+Labour_Danse + Pierre-Marc Ouellette + Stefania Skoryna

Les danses à deux temps

L’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal presents the show entitled Les danses à deux temps, featuring the students of 1st year and 2nd year. For this occasion, artistic and program director Lucie Boissinot has invited Parts+Labour_Danse, Pierre-Marc Ouellette, and Stefania Skoryna to create pieces for large groups.

Artistic director Lucie Boissinot

Choreographers Parts+Labour_Danse, Pierre-Marc Ouellette, Stefania Skoryna

Creation and performance advisors Emmanuelle Bourassa-Beaudoin, Anne Le Beau

Second-year dancers Méanne Belisle, Gabrielle Boudreau, Laura Brisson, Alec Charbonneau, Sphynx Church, Meggie Cloutier-Hamel, Émile de Vasconcelos-Taillefer, Coralie Fortier, Camille Huang, Sara Kurz-Martin, Mya Métellus, Audric Raymond, Tommy-Lee Salvas

First-year dancers Rosalie Boivin, Gabrielle Bouchard, Léa Boudreault, Julianna Bryson, Victor Burdet, Lily Burpee, Angélyk Delisle-Hevey, Ambre Dupuis, Jean-François Gilède, Tom Godefroid, Alice Jackson, Clodie Lambert, Rosalie Lamoureux, Sarah Manipou, Charlotte Mégardon, Manon Scialfa, Jules Talavera, Alex Turcotte, Anna Vauquier

Parts+Labour_Danse consists of Emily Gualtieri and David Albert-Toth, two Montréal choreographers who have become increasingly prominent in recent years. Pitting the concrete against fantasy, collaboration is the key word in their creative universe. The methods they devise involve a call-and-response approach to collaboration that has given rise to the company’s unique vocabulary, which pits the performer between script and spontaneity, in a state of constant renewal and presence. Following their 2013 works La chute and In Mixed Company, Emily and David presented La vie attend in Montreal in 2017. The work went on to tour in Atlantic Canada, Montreal, and Toronto, where it was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore award for Outstanding Ensemble. In November 2021, the pair premiere their new work at Danse Danse, Efer with a cast of seven dancers. David and Emily regularly teach masterclasses and workshops, have been called upon for nearly a dozen commissioned works on a national level, and have recently begun more international activity. David and Emily have been Artists in Residence at Concordia University (2019-2020) and Compagnie Flak (2019-2022).

Pierre-Marc Ouellette lives in Montréal. He completed his training at École de danse contemporaine de Montreal (LADMMI) in 2005. From 2007 to 2017, he has performed with choreographer Danièle Desnoyers’ company Le Carré des Lombes. At the same time, he participated in the creation of several shows / performances – Ordinary Matter, Somatic Cocoons, Kaleidoscopic Dances – in collaboration with visual artist Manon De Pauw. He teaches movement and performance at École de Danse Contemporaine de Montreal, and as part of various workshops for professional dancers. His projects have received support from the The Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts de Montréal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History (UQAM, 2018) and is a candidate for the master’s degree for Concordia University. The excellence of his record earned him a financial support from SSHRC and FRQSC.

Since her graduation from École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2015, Stefania Skoryna has performed for Mélanie Demers (OFFTA, 2016), Pétrus / Jérémie Niel company (Théâtre de Quat’sous, 2019) and for Martin Messier (FTA, 2019). She also started choreographing and creating works for events at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Chalet du Mont-Royal, the Montreal Botanical Garden (AsTheyStrikeCollective), and Zoofest (2015-2018). Her fascination for the relationship between sound and movement leads her to collaborate with different composers (O. Alary, S. Perli, Y. Berthiaume, R. Camiolo, M. Daigneault) and ensembles (Paramirabo and Volte). Her pieces have been presented by Tangente, Dance Matters, Codes d’Accès and MUTEK. Her involvement in the dance community plays a key role in her practice. In September 2020, she finished her tenth year of teaching dance, she sits on three boards of directors in performing arts, she organised a mentorship for the first year students at the EDCM. She also co-founded Nous Sommes L’Été, a summer movement laboratory in Montréal and Québec.