Audio interview

FAIRE CORPS with Manon Oligny

Date
January 24, 2024
Production
Mandala Sitù Danse and Espace Perreault

Manon Oligny founded the company Manon fait de la danse in 1992. For over 30 years, her creations have explored the feminine in high heels, wigs, panties, sheer dresses and knee pads. Pierre Lapointe entrusted her with the choreographic creation of his music videos “Deux par deux rassemblés” and “Tatouage”, and the École de technologie supérieure asked her to make robots dance.

Speaking to Marie-Gabrielle Ménard, the woman who questions convention in pink and black talks about her collaborations with authors Christine Angot, Nelly Arcan and Martine Delvaux. She talks about her love of New Wave cinema and hunting scenes. For years, busy behind the bar at Quat’Sous, she discreetly collected informal directing lessons from Pierre Bernard, Wajdi Mouawad, Serge Denoncourt and Claude Poissant.

 

 

CREDITS

Ideation, animation, production: Marie-Gabrielle Ménard
Production support: Julien Sahuquillo
Research: Stéphanie Gagnon, Doris Grenier
Tribute letter: Anne Lebeau
With testimonials from: Andrée Martin, Pierre Bernard, Mylène Mackay, Karina Iraola, Luc Provost – alias Mado Lamothe, Pierre Bernard, Anne Lebeau
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: Catherine Dalberto
Graphics: 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.

Project

FAIRE CORPS

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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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