Video interview

Interview with Francis Ducharme

Date
2020
Director
Xavier Curnillon
Length
36 min 50
Production
FJPP and MAYDAY - Mélanie Demers
Interview
Angélique Willkie

In this candid interview with Angélique Willkie, Francis Ducharme describes the obsessions of the four major choreographers involved in the Danse Mutante project. He explains the rules of the game, which he and Riley Sims sought to uphold. He shares the tears, uncomfortable moments, and the enormous stress of the creative process, as well as the sheer joy of performing the work before audiences.

This forthright interview, filled with laughter and confidences, was directed by Xavier Curnillon and co-produced by the FJPP and Mayday. It is the last in the series about the Danse Mutante project. 

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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…

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