Mandoline Hybride launches its new Gaspesian project: Salon58 – tiny cultural space, imagined by Benoit Paradis and Priscilla Guy.

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Focusing on artistic experimentation, multidisciplinarity and proximity to the public, Salon58 promotes meetings on a human scale. Under the artistic direction of Benoit Paradis and Priscilla Guy, the project has three components:

  • Accommodations: residencies, professional meetings, retreats;
  • Public presentations: living room concerts, screenings, exhibitions;
  • Special events: vernissages, launches, conferences, etc.

Ideal for a privileged meeting with the public, Salon58 can accommodate about fifty people for the discovery of small-scale artistic projects. Located a few minutes from Route 132 in the municipality of Marsoui, Salon58 can accommodate between 5 and 10 people in accommodation (according to their needs for comfort and privacy). The space has several bedrooms, a large living room with a piano, an open kitchen-dining room, a boudoir and a large workshop.


Each artistic residency closes with an evening open to the public on Saturday evening. Come and meet the artists of our 2019 program!

February 23: Vincent Robitaille (visual arts – ÎLE D’ORLÉANS) + Olivier Bélisle (music – EASTMAN)
May 18: Marjolaine Beauchamp (writing and performance, GATINEAU) + Guillaume Arsenault (music, CAP-AU-RENARD)
June 15: Henri Pardo (cinema, MONTREAL) + Laurence-Anne (music, MONTRÉAL)
October 26: Emilie Monnet (interdisciplinary theater and performance) & Kim-Sanh Châu (choreography and video), MONTREAL + guests
November 16: Théâtre Témoin (documentary theater, CAP-AU-RENARD) + guests
December 7: Anatoli Vlassav (dance and video, PARIS) + guests

Info and reservations:


Vincent Robitaille – arts visuels – ÎLE D’ORLÉANS

Photo © Emilie Dumais

Biography coming soon

Marjolaine Beauchamp – écriture et performance – GATINEAU
Marjolaine Beauchamp is an author and performer from Outaouais region. She published Aux Plexus (Éditions de l’Écrou), Fourrer le feu (Éditions de l’Écrou) and M.I.L.F. (Somme Toute Éditions). The theatre plays Taram (Théâtre du Trillium and La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines) and M.I.L.F. (Nouvelle Scène Gilles-Desjardins and Festival Jamais lu), for which she writes and plays, are produced by Théâtre du Trillium for which she is an associate author. From 2011 to 2013, she opens for Richard Desjardins’ l’Existoire show in many Quebec cities. Gender relations, processes involving alterations and modifications of literary or visual works, new writing and cultural mediation are at the center of her interests. She received the CALQ Award – Work of the Year and also the CALQ – Creator of the Year Award in December 2018 for M.I.L.F. Photo © Ludovic Potvin-Gingras.

Henri Pardo – cinéma – MONTRÉAL
Born in New Brunswick of Haitian parents, Henri Pardo is a Quebecois filmmaker. Being socially active was always an integral part of his personality. After 25 years of work in the TV, film and other broadcasting mediums, he has united all of his creative, producing, and distribution skills by founding Black Wealth Media, an Afrocentric film company.

Émilie Monnet – théâtre interdisciplinaire et performance – MONTRÉAL
Integrating theatre, performance art and technology, Émilie Monnet’s artistic practice explores themes of identity, memory, co-existence and transformation. Her creations draw on the symbolic of dreams and mythology—personal and collective—to tell stories that question today’s world. In 2016, Émilie founded Indigenous Contemporary Scene (ICS), a critical and artistic manifestation of live-arts by indigenous artists. A small version of ICS was organized in Buenos Aires in March 2017 and brought together indigenous artists from Quebec and Argentina. Émilie’s heritage is Anishnaabe and French, and she lives in Montreal. Her artistic engagement is inspired by years of social activism with indigenous organizations in Canada and Latin America as well as community art projects with incarcerated women and Aboriginal youth. Photo © Christian Blais.

Kim-Sanh Châu – chorégraphie et vidéo – MONTRÉAL
Kim-Sanh Châu is a Vietnamese-French contemporary dance artist, based in Montreal (Canada). Trained in dance at Paris 8 (France) and UQAM (Canada), she also holds a Master’s degree in finance (ACU/Australia, Aarhus University/Denmark et Harvard University/USA). Her choreographic work has been presented locally at l’Arsenal, Tangente, MAI, Accès Asie and Quartiers Danses festivals; as well as internationally at SIDance-HOTPOT, Sejong Festival (Korea), Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance, Krossing Over Art Festival (Vietnam), Dancebox and RAW Art Space (Malaysia). Châu is also a screendance filmmaker. Her work, mostly collaborative, has been screened in Canada, Colombia, Germany, France, Italy and Vietnam. In 2017, she was awarded Best Direction 2017 by Festival Quartiers Danses for Inner Smoke. Finally, Châu is Artistic and General Co-director at Studio 303 (Canada). Photo © Kinga Michalska.

Théâtre Témoin – théâtre documentaire – CAP-AU-RENARD
Le Théâtre Témoin est une compagnie de création qui chasse le patrimoine vivant et les histoires qui se mangent crues. Sa démarche vise la démocratisation de l’espace théâtral, l’appropriation du territoire rural et l’exploration du patrimoine vivant. Adeptes du théâtre de brousse, ses créateurs usent d’inventivité technique et s’intéressent aux frontières entre l’espace publique et l’espace scénique. Entre le conte et la représentation, leurs spectacles savent se fondre dans le décor.

Anatoli Vlassov – danse et vidéo – PARIS (FRANCE)
Anatoli Vlassov is a choreographer, director, visual artist and researcher with a double Franco-Russian culture. In 2003, he set up his dance company IDCore and created choreographies with specific trades such as garbage collectors in France, blue collar workers in Canada and shoe polishers in Bolivia. For the past fifteen years, he has been composing shows and shooting films with people affected by autism. In 2012 he dances with a wireless endoscopic camera. In 2015, he wrote TENSER Manifesto published by Éditions Jannink, then developed a performative practice that he called PHONESIE, a combination of dance and speech. His shows, performances and films are programmed in international venues and festivals. Photo © Thomas Geffrier.


Priscilla Guy – Artistic Co-Director of Salon58

Priscilla Guy is a performer, choreographer, filmmaker, curator and researcher in the arts. She is interested in different artistic practices, with an anchor for dance. She founded Mandoline Hybride in 2007, under which she presents her stage creations, in situ performances and choreographic short films locally and internationally. The choreographic work around the gesture and the relationship to everyday life are at the heart of her creations, which are resolutely collaborative. Politics emerges behind all her projects, whether in the way of producing works or in the themes it addresses. /

Benoit Paradis – Artistic Co-Director of Salon58

Trained in classical trombone, Benoit Paradis is a hands-on artist: in addition to acting as a musician for many Quebec artists (including Avec pas d’casque, Bernard Adamus, Olivier Bélisle, among others), he composes musical pieces for short films and stage performances. Comedian and acrobat in his spare time, his time is mainly occupied with the project that bears his name, the Benoit Paradis Trio, for which he acts as singer-songwriter, arranger and director, photographer and videographer! /


In addition to our program of supported artistic residencies, we are enthusiastic to receive artists visiting Gaspésie or who wish to visit Salon58 solo or in group. Each project being unique, the conditions and costs will be discussed individually, according to our resources and the availability of space. Write to us at with a brief description of your project, the dates and your needs.


Mandoline Hybride would like to thank its local partners for the development of its Gaspesian projects, in particular the Marsoui municipality, Comité de développement de Marsoui (CDM), Comité des Loisirs de Marsoui, Café du Parc, microbrewery Le Malbord, La Pointe Sec, Télé-Québec’s La Fabrique Culturelle and our neighbor Jean-Paul.

These projects are made possible thanks to the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the CLD Haute-Gaspésie.


Salon58 is located at 58 Route de la Rivière (also called Route de la Colonie) in Marsoui, about 8-10 minutes from the village by car.

From Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, take the first street on your right when you arrive at the village, at the corner of La Couquerie restaurant. Then continue to the sawmill. At the end of the sawmill, keep left at the fork. The house is the last of the street, on the right.

WARNING: GoogleMaps will direct you to the sawmill if you enter the “58 route de la Rvière”. In fact, it takes another 6 minutes to get to Salon58.

Note that there is no cellular network at the Salon58, nor at the last minutes of the road (from the sawmill).


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