Audio interview

FAIRE CORPS with Daniel Léveillé

December 13, 2023
Mandala Sitù Danse and Espace Perreault
Solos, duets, pieces for large groups – in his 50-year career, Daniel Léveillé has created about forty choreographic works.
In an interview with Marie-Gabrielle Ménard, Léveillé, who in 2017 was honored with the Grand Prix de la danse de Montréal, discusses his relationship with the naked body as creative material, and the inspiration he draws from empty space and silence. He speaks of his admiration for Françoise Sullivan, Marguerite Duras and Marguerite Yourcenar, and of the pleasure Maman Fonfon gave him as a child. He confesses his joyful jealousy of Flemish choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and talks about the creation of some of her works, notably her version of The Rite of Spring.




Ideation, animation, production: Marie-Gabrielle Ménard
Production support: Julien Sahuquillo
Research: Guylaine Bombardier, Doris Grenier
Tribute letter: Sophie Corriveau
With testimonials from: Andrée Martin, Martin Faucher, Emmanuel Proulx, Catherine Gaudet, Ginette Laurin, Sophie Corriveau, Virginie Brunelle, Georges Leroux
Editing: Marie-Gabrielle Ménard, Louis Dufort, Jean-François Roy
Original music: Louis Dufort
Storytelling: Éric Robidoux, Marie-Michelle Borduas
Sound: Tayaout-Nicolas, Xavier Madore
Archives: Société Radio-Canada
Photo: Denis Dulude
Visual: Denis Dulude
Video: La conserve média

FAIRE CORPS was made possible thanks to the invaluable support of the Quebec government and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Thanks to Télé-Québec’s Fabrique culturelle.

Thanks to Espace Perreault Choreographic transmission and the Bibliothèque de la danse Vincent-Warren. Marie-Gabrielle thanks Louis Dufort, Denis Dulude, Xavier Madore, Anne-Marie Garand, Tayaout-Nicolas, Jean-François Roy, Julien Sahuquillo, Francis Leduc, Guylaine Bombardier, Stéphanie Gagnon, Enora Rivière, Sandrine Deschênes, Katia-Marie Germain, Olivier Desjardins, Sophie Pelletier, Sébastien Roldan, Amélie Bruneau-Longpré, Camille Sabbagh, Justine Latour, Doris Grenier and Michel Ménard.



FAIRE CORPS | An audio series in 7 episodes José NAVAS, Françoise SULLIVAN, Margie GILLIS, Manon OLIGNY, Daniel LÉVEILLÉ, Mélanie DEMERS, Marie CHOUINARD: seven choreographers who have shaped quebec contemporary dance, enabling it to shine at here and abroad. These unconventional creators have inspired countless...


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