Mission of Mandoline Hybride

Mandoline Hybride’s mission is the development of contemporary art, with dance as its anchor. Since its foundation in 2007, its research, creation, dissemination and mentorship projects, aim to (re) think the place and scope of art in society, from critical perspectives. The development of emerging artists, attention concerning the inclusion of diverse voices, as well as the importance of the renewal of the practice are the organization’s priorities. Under the direction of Priscilla Guy, the company fulfills its mandate through 4 permanent components:

Regards Hybrides

Founded in 2012 by Priscilla Guy and Claudia Hébert, the project aims to promote the expression, development and outreach of practices and discourses that border between dance and cinema. With its web platform, its international biennial and its range of services for artists and presenters, Regards Hybrides is the only project of its kind in Canada. Learn more >>>

Salon58

Established in 2018 by Priscilla Guy and Benoit Paradis in Marsoui in the Gaspé Peninsula, Salon58 is dedicated to hosting artists in residence and the programming of intimate concerts. Focused on artistic experimentation and proximity to the audience, the project promotes encounters on a human scale in rural and remote regions. Learn more >>>

FURIES – contemporary dance festival

Under the artistic direction of Priscilla Guy and Sébastien Provencher, FURIES is a contemporary dance festival based in Marsoui in the Gaspé Peninsula which highlights striking and distinctive choreographic forms. Learn more >>>

Associate production

Since its foundation, Mandoline Hybride has acted as associate producer for several artists and collectives within the Quebec dance scene: Priscilla Guy (2007-2020), Catherine Lavoie-Marcus (2012-2020) Sébastien Provencher (2015-2019), Catherine Lafleur (2017-2018), Chloé Bourdages-Roy (2018), Collectif Danza Descalza (2018-2019), Emilie Morin (2020), Elizabeth Millar (2020). Mandoline Hybride takes on the role as associate producer according to the needs of the community.

Ethical commitment

Mandoline Hybride acts as a leader regarding ethical issues in the arts. With clear commitments, the company and its board of directors aspire to help reduce inequalities and move the arts community toward healthier policies.

Inclusion policy

Decolonization and diversification of artistic programming are priorities for MH. Thus, within its various projects (RIRH, Salon58, FURIES), the presence of indigenous artists, racialized persons, members of queer and / or minority communities are envisioned as the norm, and not as an exception. These people present their works and address the public through shows, meetings, panels and discussions. MH also puts its values ​​into action with shared, the promotion of its projects from a decolonial perspective, as well as self-education and knowledge sharing initiatives with the cultural community. Finally, the organization undertakes to support the fight against colonial domination, racism, and discrimination in general, with a contribution in the form of annual donations to key organizations, targeted volunteer actions, as well as the circulation of speeches related to these struggles. [Full policy launch in August 2020]

Feminist policy

Intersectional feminist perspectives guide the company’s choices in all of its initiatives. MH adopts a gender-neutral language in its internal and external communications, promoting neutrality and, when necessary, using appropriate parenthetical suffixes and abbreviations. In addition, the various artistic programs of Mandoline Hybride (RIRH, Salon58, FURIES) are driven by a firm resolve to highlight the work of women (those identifying as a woman) and non-binary people. The company is fully committed to the fight against sexism through various projects aimed at reducing the effects of patriarchy and deconstructing its discriminatory rationale integrated into our words and actions. [Full policy launch in August 2020]

Eco-Responsibility Policy [2020]

In 2020, MH adopted its first eco-responsibility policy. Its aim is to reduce the company’s overall ecological footprint, as well as encourage its cultural peers to do the same. Inspired by similar policies in other professions, MH’s policy was designed to respond more specifically to the issues that concern the company’s activities. Consult the policy >>>

Policy of harassment prevention [2019]

In 2019, MH adopted a harassment prevention policy in the workplace in order to affirm its commitment to preventing violence and sexism within its teams. This policy is appended to all contracts signed by the company. Consult the policy >>>

Board of directors

PRESIDENT
Paule Bolduc, retired, formerly responsible for media relations at Hachette Canada

SECRETARY
Emilie Morin, independant dance artist

TREASURER
Luce Couture, artists booking and development

ADMINISTRATION
Marie Bernier, independant cultural agent
Priscilla Guy, artistic and general director of Mandoline Hybride

Team

General and artistic direction
Priscilla Guy
mandolinehybride@gmail.com

Communication and general coordination
Clotilde Dyotte-Gabelier
comm@mandolinehybride.com

Administration and accounting
Lydie Revez
admin@mandolinehybride.com

Booking and developpement
Suzie Larivée / La Tribu
suzie@latribu.ca

Partners