Video interview

Danse Mutante – Video 9

Place
2020
Director
Xavier Curnillon
Length
3 min 45
Production
MAYDAY and the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Concept and artistic direction
Mélanie Demers
Choreography
Mélanie Demers, Ann Liv Young, Kettly Noël, Ann Van den Broek, in collaboration with the dancers
Dancers
Francis Ducharme, Riley Sims
Dramaturgy
Angélique Willkie
Rehearsal Direction
Anne-Marie Jourdenais
Assistant to the choreographer
Nik Rajšek (M3)
Lighting
Alexandre Pilon-Guay (V0+M1+M2+M3), Ann Van den Broek (M3)
Technical Direction
Julien Veronneau
Sound
David Blouin
Original Music
Mykalle Bielinski (V0)
Soundscape
David Blouin (V0), Olivier Girouard (V0)
Singer-songwriter
Tom Barman Live for the song Everybody's weird (M3)
Sound Counselor
Nicolas Rambouts (M3)
Costumes
Mélanie Demers, Ann Liv Young, Kettly Noël, Ann Van den Broek, Max-Otto Fauteux
Creative residencies
Centre de Création O Vertigo (V0), Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique (V0+M1+M2), Donko Seko (M2), cultuurcentrum Berchem (M3), Theater Rotterdam (M3), Agora de la danse (V0+M1+M2+M3)

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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