Audio interview

FAIRE CORPS with Marie Chouinard

January 10, 2024
Mandala Sitù Danse and Espace Perreault

Since 1977, Marie Chouinard has created over fifty choreographic works, including some thirty solos that she has performed herself. She founded the Compagnie Marie Chouinard in 1991.

In an interview with Marie-Gabrielle Ménard, the choreographer, author, draughtswoman, set designer, photographer, costume and lighting designer recounts the genesis of her version of The Rite of Spring, and talks about the danger she faced in creating L’Après-midi d’un faune. What still interests her after more than 45 years of creation: exploring unknown paths through body and voice. She prefers the word émoi to émotion.




Ideation, animation, production:  Marie-Gabrielle Ménard
Production support:  Julien Sahuquillo
Research:  Guylaine Bombardier, Doris Grenier
Tribute letter:  Isabelle Poirier
With testimonials from:  Andrée Martin, Rober Racine, Carole Prieur, Louis Dufort, José Navas, Théodore Pellerin, Jacques-Lee Pelletier, Pierre Desmarais, David Rancourt
Editing:  Marie-Gabrielle Ménard, Louis Dufort, Jean-François Roy
Original music:  Louis Dufort
Storytelling:  Éric Robidoux, Marie-Michelle Borduas
Soond:  Tayaout-Nicolas, Xavier Madore
Archives:  Société Radio-Canada
Photo:  Richard-Max Tremblay
Visuuls:  Denis Dulude
Viddo:  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.



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