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Danse mutante – Capsule 1

Production
FJPP and MAYDAY - Mélanie Demers
Concept and artistic direction
Mélanie Demers
Dancers
Francis Ducharme, Riley Sims

Danse Mutante is a duet performed by Francis Ducharme and Riley Sims, destined to know multiple mutations as it passes through the hands of four female choreographers on three different continents.

With :Francis Ducharme, Riley Sims, Mélanie Demers, Alexandre Pilon-Guay, Mykalle Bielinski, Anne-Marie Jourdenais, David Blouin and Julien Veronneau.

Projects

Around Danse Mutante

Co-production

Danse mutante is a bold collective project that explores the mutation of a dance work, as well as ideas around transmission and performers’ authority and creative contribution. In the words of the project creator Mélanie Demers: “Danse Mutante is a duet performed by Francis Ducharme…

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Ouvrir la boîte. Regards sur les boîtes chorégraphiques et la documentation en danse

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Video interview

Danse Mutante – Video 9

While Mélanie was working on assembling all the mutations into a final work, she met with Marie-Louise Arsenault from the Radio-Canada program Plus on est de fous, plus on lit. Here she reads a text from Cantique, the work she originally created for Danse Mutante.

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Danse Mutante – Video 7

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