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. www.anatolivlassov.com. Photo © Thomas Geffrier.