MAY 18-21, 2022 - 7PM
MAY 21, 2022 - 7PM
MAY 23-29, 2022
École de danse contemporaine de Montréal presents the show entitled Les danses à deux temps, featuring its first- and second-year students. For the 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
- Vacillement des ombres | Pierre-Marc Ouellette
- True Artifacts | Parts+Labour_Danse
- Les Jeux du Sacre | Stefania Skoryna
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
Production management Nicolas Labelle
Creation and performance advice Emmanuelle Bourassa-Beaudoin, Anne Le Beau
Lighting Tim Rodrigues
Costumes Roxanne Bédard, Ximena Pinilla, Michael Slack
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 Montréal in 2017. The work went on to tour in Atlantic Canada and Toronto, where it was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore award for Outstanding Ensemble. In 2021, the pair premiere their new work with 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 Montréal (LADMMI) in 2005. From 2007 to 2017, he has performed with choreographer Danièle Desnoyers’s 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 Montréal and as part of various workshops for professional dancers. His projects have received support from 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 from Concordia University. The excellence of his record earned him financial support from SSHRC and FRQSC.
Since graduating from École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2015, Stefania Skoryna has performed in works by Mélanie Demers (OFFTA, 2016), Jérémie Niel’s company Pétrus (Théâtre de Quat’sous, 2019), and 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 Montréal 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 2020, she completed her tenth year of teaching dance. She sits on three boards of directors in the performing arts and she also organised a mentorship for the first-year students of EDCM. She also co-founded Nous Sommes L’Été, a summer movement laboratory in Montréal and Québec.