This is to make Mandoline Hybride’s resources available to the artist-curator and to ensure that this person can also influence the orientations of the organization and the composition of its programming during the period in question. In a spirit of exchange and sharing, it is also about opening the company’s doors to new artists, and benefiting from the artist-curator’s network by forging links with different communities. In the form of a lumpsum contract, this position runs from January 2021 to December 2023, with a fixed salary for a predetermined number of hours. The artist-curator also benefits from a production budget to support their personal project, as well as an annual creation residency at Salon58.
SHARED CURATION AND MULTIPLE VOICES
For several years now, Mandoline Hybride has adopted a shared curatorial spirit to ensure the presence of multiple voices within its activities. Influenced by contrasting visions, The RIRH biennial has been taking place since 2017 with curatorial teams from different countries (Mexico, United Kingdom, United States, Canada). Since 2019, Priscilla Guy has shared the artistic direction of FURIES – contemporary dance festival, with choreographer Sébastien Provencher.
The 2019 and 2020 seasons of residencies at Salon58 were jointly conducted with the author, composer and performer Benoit Paradis, while the 2021 season was elaborated with many calls for applications from numerous partners. With the creation of this new position, the general and artistic director of Mandoline Hybride reaffirms her willingness to think and act with others, and to express multiple realities which fall in line with the ethical commitments of the company.
It is therefore with great joy that Mandoline Hybride welcomes Karla Étienne to its team. Her strength of character, her humor and fine knowledge of the professional dance community in Quebec are all qualities that resonate with the aims of the company. Welcome Karla!