With Édifice Wilder – Espace danse, a new era has arrived: we have brand new spaces specifically designed for dance and want to make the best use of them! After consulting with local dance artists regarding their wishes and expectations, we decided to offer them space for research, rehearsal, and creative residencies. We believe that the mission of a presenter is above all to make possible the encounter between artists and audience. But in the end, there is also a necessity for the creative process to take place under conditions that favour innovation. Our residency and research projects take different forms.
Occupation, squat, space for free expression… These words characterize our Habitations projects. Newly imagined and made possible by our move into Édifice Wilder – Espace danse, Habitations allow artists to gather together for one or two weeks and develop various laboratory activities without pressure to create and produce a finished work. Under the conditions of a no-tech residency (with minimal technical support), Habitations respond to the need and desire of the dance milieu to explore together, occupy the space, and to create temporary communities of experimentation and reflection.
- Victoria MacKenzie – March 20 to 26, 2017
- Katie Ward – April 17 to 30, 2017
- Marie Mougeolle & Liane Thériault – May 8 to 14, 2017
- Karen Fennell – June 7 to 13, 2017
- Thea Patterson – September 25 to October 1, 2017
- Annie Gagnon – October 2 to 15, 2017
- Nathan Yaffe – April 16 to 22 + June 11 to 17, 2018
- Sasha Kleinplatz – April 23 to 29, 2018
- Jesse Orr – April 30 to May 6, 2018
- Marie-Denise Bettez – November 5 to 11, 2018
- Hannah Sybille Müller – December 3 to 16, 2018
- Gabriel Beck – January 28 to February 3, 2019
- Emmalie Ruest – March 11 to 24, 2019
- Marc Boucher – June 3 to 16, 2019
- Sébastien Provencher – July 1 to 7, 2019
Performer, rehearsal director, teacher
“The Habitation residency offered a time to be in a physical and mental creative space alongside peers...”
” The Habitation residency offered a time to be in a physical and mental creative space alongside peers I share a connection with on different levels. It was a time of permeation between our individual practices and a precious time for open-ended research.”
Hanako Hoshimi Caines
“The Habitation was an opportunity to test out a communal work space as dancers...
“The Habitation was an opportunity to test out a communal work space as dancers. This is a very familiar way of working these days, i.e. lap-top-cafes and communal office spaces, but sharing a studio is I think still rather rare in the way dance thinks about work space and time.”
“The time we spent together in non-direct communication, every one working...
“The time we spent together in non-direct communication, every one working with her own process/problem, was a catalyzer for new choices and ideas, feeding my own search.”
“From sitting in the corner and spying on all of the rehearsals with outside eyes, I learned about...
“From sitting in the corner and spying on all of the rehearsals with outside eyes, I learned about process, empowering artists, various ways to augment choreography without changing the blueprint.”
When logistically possible, Tangente offerts one week of residency to each artist programmed in the season. This time is the occasion to work on the last details of the creation they will present at the Wilder. It is also the opportunity to solve the very last technical questions right before the premiere.
Studio Libre is an exploratory project founded in 2013 by Lynda Gaudreau, choreographer, curator and researcher, as an extension of Clash and In Limbo, events primarily aimed at critical reflection on the creative process. Each year, several artists (choreographers or not) participate in this project with Lynda Gaudreau in a relational context of exchanges, artistic activities and nurture their individual research with artistic activities. This exploratory work ends up with a public presentation in the form of an open house at the end of the season. It is a perfect occasion to gain more insights into live arts. Relying on the collaboration and the sharing of artistic resources, Studio Libre sets up an environment directed “by the artists for the artists” where theory and practice are inseparably linked.