Video interview

Danse mutante – Capsule 4

Production
FJPP and MAYDAY - Mélanie Demers
Concept and artistic direction
Mélanie Demers
Choreography (mutation 1)
Ann Liv Young en collaboration avec les interprètes
Dancers
Francis Ducharme, Riley Sims
Rehearsal Direction
Anne-Marie Jourdenais
Lighting
Alexandre Pilon-Guay
Sound
David Blouin
Technical Direction
Julien Veronneau

With Francis Ducharme, Riley Sims, Mélanie Demers, Anne-Marie Jourdenais and Ann Liv Young

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…

Events

More to discover

Publication

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

(in French) For Ouvrir la boîte, Lise Gagnon invited close to 20 dance practitioners—dancers, choreographers and researchers—to examine the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault’s choreographic toolkits from a meta perspective by opening them, interrogating them and unpacking them, in order to view them from different angles and…

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.

Article

L’auteur·e en danse : Allocution de Lucie Boissinot (in French)

« L’artiste est (…) quelqu’un qui saute tous les jours d’un aéroplane sans parachute, mais avec des ailes dans le cerveau. » Steven Cohen, danseur queer engagé

Video interview

Danse Mutante – Video 10

This tenth capsule is capturing the huge adventure of Danse Mutante that lasted over two years.