Under the artistic direction of Priscilla Guy and Sébastien Provencher, FURIES is a contemporary dance festival on a human scale based in Marsoui in Gaspésie, which highlights striking choreographic forms in the everyday landscape.

2021 EDITION

Marsoui, April 20, 2021 – The FURIES artistic direction duo, Sébastien Provencher and Priscilla Guy, are delighted to finally be able to unveil the program for its 2nd edition which will take place from July 29 to August 1! Initially scheduled for 2020 and postponed to July 2021 due to the pandemic, this second edition seals the arrival of Sébastien Provencher as co-artistic director of the festival. Read the press release >>>


PROGRAM

Fame Prayer / EATING is an attempt to queer spirituality. A performance which reimagines “self-help book” ideologies and pop culture spiritual texts as strategies for the body and choreography. A rigorously undisciplined performance created by dance artist Andrew Tay, visual and performance artist François Lalumière (Montreal), and photographer and performance artist Katarzyna Szugajew (Poland), Fame Prayer / EATING is a queer space of worship, a critique of healing culture, and a transgressive and disorientating performance for the audience to engage with. (Photo: Vanessa Fortin)

Created and performed by Andrew Tay, François Lalumière, Katrzyna Szugajew


Andrew Tay is a hybrid performer, choreographer, DJ and performance curator. In 2005 he co-founded Wants&Needs danse with Sasha Kleinplatz. Together they produce the wildly popular dance events Short & Sweet and Piss in the Pool which take place in non-traditional venues throughout Montreal. Tay was awarded the DanceWEB scholarship (Impulstanz, Vienna), and was nominated for a Quebec Notables award for Arts&Culture. His work Fame Prayer / EATING received the Risk and Innovation award from the Summerworks Festival Toronto. He is currently the artistic curator at the CCOV and will . Tay actively thinks about community, irreverence and resistance in both his performance and curatorial practices. (Photo: François Lalumière)

Born in Granby(Qc) in 1983, Francois Lalumiere lives and works in Montreal. Since 2008, he presented his work on the campus of Concordia University : VAV Gallery and Faculty of Fine Art/FOFA Gallery and in Concordia students festival, ART MATTERS, at Eastern Bloc Gallery. He has shown his work in group & collaborative projects in artist centers such as : articule(MTL), Espace F(Matane) and DARE-DARE(MTL). He has been invited to participate in artistic events such as : la nuit blanche 2011 with art souterrain (Festival Montréal en lumière), Chromatic organized by MASSIV’art at Société Des Arts Technologiques – SAT, Haiti entre images et mots organised by LOJIQ and BIJ at Maison Folie(Belgium). The collages, tableaux, installations, sculptures, and urbain interventions Lalumiere creates are recognizable by the use of duct tape that he uses like a tool as well as brush and paint. (Photo: Nicolas Blanchet)

Katarzyna Szugajew is a Visual artist and performer from Poland who is (when not on the road) based in Amsterdam. Graduated from AudioVisual department of Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 2011 and Culture Studies in SWPS in Warsaw in 2007. She received Startstipendium from Mondrian Fonds for 2013 and was part of DanceWeb 2012 program. Working with performers, for performers and as a performer for artists such as Florentina Holzinger, Doris Ulhich, and Andrew Tay. Katarzyna is primarily interested in nude body, its abilities and potentialities.

MULA translates into the movement of going deep. A choreographic process that was renewed in 2018, MULA is inspired by the sense memory of a childhood dream. The flesh remains imbued with that slow and robust voice commonly heard in the distant past. MULA is a cyclical journey and a conversation between several entities that occupy different times, where one voice dominates and affirms: “You will always stay here; you will always exist here. ” (Photo: Justine Latour)

Choreographer: Ivanie Aubin-Malo
Performer: Ivanie Aubin-Malo
Sound design: Guillaume Roberts-Cambron in collaboration with Soleil Launière
Sound engineering: Guillaume Roberts-Cambron
Lighting design: Audrey-Anne Bouchard


Wolastoqey and Quebec choreographer, performer and curator, Ivanie Aubin-Malo graduated from the Montreal School of Contemporary Dance (EDCM) in 2014. She then received the mentorship of Curtis Joe Miller who taught her the dance Fancy Shawl. As a performer, she has collaborated with, amongst others, the artist Alutiiq Tanya Lukin Linklater since 2016. For her choreographies, sound is her first inspiration, which sets in motion the density, direction and design, as perceived through hearing the experience. Based in Tio’Tia:ke (Montreal), Ivanie wishes to create links between the indigenous community and that of contemporary dance to allow a better coexistence on the lands where people come together.  (Photo: Magdalena Marszalek)

In a space where the conviviality is akin to a church basement’s talent show, the artists welcome you. Doors open to their universe of experiments where the atmosphere alternates between the subtle and the raw. Dancers Pax, Jigsaw and Sangwn are emblematic figures of the hip-hop dance community in Montreal. As powerful as they are fragile, the longtime accomplices expose themselves to the witnessing gaze, while musicians work on the atmosphere of sound with a sensitive listening and a committed presence. Together, they redefine their art by reconfiguring its context of sharing. The piece approaches the performance as a moment of encounter, where the transparency of the performers touches reality as much as the ideal. (Photo : David Wong)

Instigator : Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep
Dancers/Co-creators : Jean-Édouard Pierre Toussaint alias Sangwn, Frédérique Dumas alias Pax, Ja James Britton Johnson alias Jigsaw
Musicians/Composers : Thomas Sauvé-Lafrance, Vithou Thurber-Prom Tep
Advisers : Caroline Gravel, Soleil Launière
Set design : Xavier Mary
Lighting design : Jean-François Gagnon
Sound work : Jean-François Gagnon
Residencies  École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Centre de création O Vertigo and Stable Studio.
Co-production : La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines + 100Lux
Premiere on January 31, 2019, La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, Montreal


Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, aka Promo, grew up immersed in Montreal’s breaking community. He became a member of the Sweet Technique group, with whom he participates in many competitions, further developing his talents. To date, he has chalked up over thirty victories and is frequently invited to take part in competitions around the world, either as a participant or as a judge. His passion for the mastery of the body spurs him to enter the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2011 from which he graduated in 2015. Since then, he has worked with Animals of Distinction, Castel_Blast, RUBBERBAND, 14 lieux, Lilith & Cie and Susanna Hood. Sovann continues to refine his approach through his own creations and the different workshops he teaches. (Photo : Caroline Désilets)

For 4 hours, held in a wall-less, 12’ x 12’ transparent box, the choreographer creates a dance that takes her back to the heart of her career as a performer and tries to re-awaken all the memories of her body. In this circumscribed, transparent and open space, she is simultaneously creating and performing, each moment becoming the show. The performance / creation Habiter sa mémoire is intended as a pilgrimage through different moments in order to create a unique encounter between the public and the artist; where the spectators are invited to encircle the box and bear witness to a dance in constant evolution under the effects of its environment and duration. (Photo: Robert Dubé)

Conception, choreography and performance : Caroline Laurin-Beaucage
Conception and technology integration : Thomas Payette + HUB Studio
Scenography : Odile Gamache
Sound design and Recording : Larsen Lupin
Artistic Advisor:  Ginelle Chagnon
On-Site accompaniment and coordination : Ginelle Chagnon + Ingrid Vallus
Costumes : Caroline Laurin-Beaucage
Technical director : Hugues Kir
Coproduction : Hector-Charland Theatre
Residences : Centre d’art Diane-Dufresne + Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique + Maison pour la danse à Québec


Choreographer, performer and teacher for 20 years, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage has worked with Ginette Laurin (O Vertigo), Jacques Poulin-Denis, Paul-André Fortier and Jean-Pierre Perreault. In 2016, she created Habiter sa mémoire, an outdoor performance presented in about twenty places around the world. From this major project emerged in 2019 the scenic creation Intérieurs (“Prix du CALQ” for the best choreographic work in Quebec) and the exhibition Marquer le temps, presented by Danse Danse and Place des Arts. Caroline Laurin-Beaucage graduated from the School of the Toronto Dance Theatre. She has been teaching at Montreal’s Concordia University since 2005, and as a guest teacher at the Dance Department of UQAM in 2020-2021. She co-founded the structure for choreographers Lorganisme and was its Artistic and General Director until 2019. (Photo : Caroline Désilets)

Minimalist, funny and physically exuberant, Memory Palace is a contemporary dance performance that explores the deep connections between muscle memory, music and dancing. Drawing on a wide palette of references including folk, swing, club, concert and line dancing, the piece creates a space for both performers and audience members to consider their personal dancing histories. (Photo: Frederic Chais)

Concept / Choreography: Dorian Nuskind-Oder
Choreography / Performance: Lauren Semeschuk, Melina Stinson, Nathan Yaffe
Dramaturgy: Simon Grenier-Poirier and Jacob Wren
Sound Design: Simon Grenier-Poirier
Lighting Design: Paul Chambers
Residencies : Circuit-est centre chorégraphique, le Conseil des arts de Montréal, The Dragon’s Egg (Connecticut)


Born in North Carolina and based in Montreal, Dorian Nuskind-Oder is a choreographer and cultural worker. Her recent works include two collaborations with visual artist Simon Grenier-Poirier: Speed Glue (2019) a choreographic score for two table tennis players and Orchestrated Accidents (2018) a durational performance installation/game about destiny, as well as Memory Palace (2016). These works have been presented by the Festival TransAmériques, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Darling Foundry, Tangente, and the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, as well as internationally at the Chinese National Table Tennis Museum in Shanghai (ROC), Chapter Arts Centre (UK), the CURRENTSESSIONS (US), and La Quinzaine de la Danse (FR), among others. Dorian is an artist member of Je suis Julio. (Photo: Emily Gan)

MANIFESTATIONS is a performative exploration bringing together five distinct literary readings, questioning notions of individuality and collectivity in a context of research, and the deconstruction of rural queer identity. (Photo: Fanny Basque)

Created and performed by Collectif l’indiscipline (Fanny, Kim, Roxane, Dylan)


The Collectif l’indiscipline is at its core an intersectional, mutable, feminist anarcho-queer chosen family, bringing together five multidisciplinary artists living in so-called Gaspésie. The collective was created in 2018 following an urgent need to validate and put to the forefront our unique life experiences as rural queers. Throughout the years it has allowed us to take up space within the public sphere and simultaneously cultivate and celebrate the praxis of collective care. We strive to practice these values through the creation of inclusive social, artistic and uninstitutionalized spaces. (Photo: Fanny Basque)

Charégraphie is a site-specific choreography done with cars. It is inspired by popular entertainment forms that incorporate vehicles while employing choreography basics like spatial formation, unison and “tricks”. It simultaneously transgresses such entertaining formalisms, to locate acts of care and mutualism. Instead of ramps and obstacles, the cars work with the found landscape. (Photo: courtesy of the artists)

Created and performed by Deanna Peters and Emma-Kate Guimond


Emma-Kate Guimond is formally trained in contemporary dance but her preferred medium is the slideshow. Using gesture, image, and text, her performances are embodied, difficult, desperate, colorful, and funny. She has presented performances at VIVA! Art Action in Montreal (2019), Visualeyez Festival in Edmonton (2013), Mountain Standard Time in Calgary (2014, 2018), FADO Emerging artist series in Toronto (2014), as well as RIPA in Montreal (2016). From 2009-2017 she was co-director of WIVES collective, with whom she presented feeled (OFFTA, 2016) and ACTION MOVIE (Théâtre La Chapelle, 2017). Recent performances and exhibitions include ATTABLER (2ième porte à gauche, Agora de la danse, 2018), You (TOPO, 2019) and Sequence of events (Arprim, 2019), as well as The Plot (Fonderie Darling, 2020). (Photo: Emma-Kate Guimond)

A dance artist for the past 17 years, Deanna Peters (Mutable Subject) works out of a shared studio on unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ Territories (Vancouver). Deanna’s practice integrates multiple movement forms with everyday gestures and ideas from sport. DP’s immersed in the experiential; the connection of inner to outer; the sensing of action and its potential to communicate. Creating for the stage, club, web, print and specific sites, Mutable Subject’s projects subvert distinctions between so-called “high” and “low” art. As a DIY producer, Deanna hosts shows, parties and residencies. It’s all dance: mutablesubject.ca (Photo: Reza Rezaï)

Since 2012, Maryse Goudreau has endeavored to deploy her Beluga Archives in multiple forms. At the crossroads of fiction, documentary, ethology and politics, her work questions the points of contact between the whale and the human without falling into a cautionary tale. To this, her project responds to the need of placing oneself in a situation of listening for what belugas have to transmit to us. For the duration of the festival a small, individual, sensoriel listening station will offer a 5-minute experience in the heart of a beluga nursery, with sound and tactile immersion devices. (Photo: Maryse Goudreau)

Created by Maryse Goudreau
Sound editing and engineering: Stéphane Claude

Produced following a research and creation residency at the Churchill Northern Studies Center thanks to the agreement between the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Manitoba Arts Council. Maryse Goudreau also thanks the Oboro production assistance program and the Canada Council for the Arts.


Maryse Goudreau is a multidisciplinary artist living in Escuminac, in the Gaspé Peninsula. She creates works where images, documents, and gestures of artistic and participatory care intersect. Her creation Hybrid spans photography but also interactive videographic and photographic essays, immersive devices, writing, action art and sound art. She has invested in the field of art that has a social impact with several participatory projects, such as Manifestation pour la mémoire des quais and Festival du tank d´Escuminac – first and last edition. She won the Lynne-Cohen Prize (2017), awarded in partnership with the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Her works are part of several collections, including that of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. (Photo: Mathieu Bouchard-Malo)

Mi’kmaq artist from Gasgapegiag Darlene Gijuminag will offer a solo performance of song and music in the open air, accompanied by the sound of the Marsoui River.

Cap-au-Renard artist Stéphane Maddix Albert will offer a moment of storytelling at the end of a guided walk. (Photo: Radio-Canada / Médéri Sauro)


WORKSHOPS

Who says that artistic rigour has to be so serious? In the practice party, we will reframe potentially challenging situations as joyful experiences in an effort to see new potentialities in the physical body. We will confront our personal expectations of work and performance, finding pleasure in labour, criticality and feedback. We will dance, think and sweat together. This workshop  offers experiences aimed at creating the context for fresh creative tools and strategies to emerge. Everyone is invited to this nightclub / carnival / potluck of art-making. Check your assumptions at the door!

Andrew Tay is a hybrid performer, choreographer, DJ and performance curator. In 2005 he co-founded Wants&Needs danse with Sasha Kleinplatz. Together they produce the wildly popular dance events Short & Sweet and Piss in the Pool which take place in non-traditional venues throughout Montreal. Tay was awarded the DanceWEB scholarship (Impulstanz, Vienna), and was nominated for a Quebec Notables award for Arts&Culture. His work Fame Prayer / EATING received the Risk and Innovation award from the Summerworks Festival Toronto. He is currently the artistic curator at the CCOV and will . Tay actively thinks about community, irreverence and resistance in both his performance and curatorial practices. (Photo: François Lalumière)

Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, aka Promo, offers an advanced level breakdance workshop. An overview of the origin of hip-hop culture will allow participants to understand the history and philosophy behind breaking while learning a series of movements. The workshop covers a wide range of techniques so that everyone can continue to practice independently. The workshop is aimed at people who have a good amount of dance experience, who are in great physical shape and who want to surpass themselves.

Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, aka Promo, grew up immersed in Montreal’s breaking community. He became a member of the Sweet Technique group, with whom he participates in many competitions, further developing his talents. To date, he has chalked up over thirty victories and is frequently invited to take part in competitions around the world, either as a participant or as a judge. His passion for the mastery of the body spurs him to enter the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2011 from which he graduated in 2015. Since then, he has worked with Animals of Distinction, Castel_Blast, RUBBERBAND, 14 lieux, Lilith & Cie and Susanna Hood. Sovann continues to refine his approach through his own creations and the different workshops he teaches. (Photo : Adrián Morillo)

 

Deanna Peters offers a unique workshop combining elements of freestyle house dance (a club dance to house music) with exercises from the Itcush Method (a somatic release technique). Amelia Itcush, who devised the Itcush Method, loved club dancers because of their intuitive use of rebound in and out of the floor. We will Bounce, Sweat, Rest & Groove! The 1.5 hour workshop is open to movers of all ages and abilities. No dance experience necessary. Please bring comfortable clothes, a water bottle and indoor sneakers. 

A dance artist for the past 17 years, Deanna Peters (Mutable Subject) works out of a shared studio on unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ Territories (Vancouver). Deanna’s practice integrates multiple movement forms with everyday gestures and ideas from sport. DP’s immersed in the experiential; the connection of inner to outer; the sensing of action and its potential to communicate. Creating for the stage, club, web, print and specific sites, Mutable Subject’s projects subvert distinctions between so-called “high” and “low” art. As a DIY producer, Deanna hosts shows, parties and residencies. It’s all dance: mutablesubject.ca  (Photo: Reza Rezaï)

The jack-of-all-trades that is Marlene Sohier, offers you a moment of benevolence and a return to the body, through simple, slow movements and breath work inspired by Qi Gong techniques. (Photo: René Faulkner)

This one and a half hour workshop will bring you back in touch with your breathing, your joints, your muscles and your mind, through movement and dance. Melina Stinson offers a warm-up influenced by Pilates, the Spinal Movement, the Natural Movement, and of course choreographic movements inspired by her professional background. Follow your own path to reconnect with your moving body, dancing! Guided and free movements, open to all levels, no experience required. (Photo: Mohammed Hamad)


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