Mission of Mandoline Hybride

Mandoline Hybride’s mission is to develop contemporary art in its various forms, with dance as its anchor. Since it was founded in 2007, Mandoline Hybride’s research, production and dissemination projects aim to (re)think the place and scope of art in society, from critical perspectives. Highlighting emerging artists and paying attention to the inclusion of diverse voices are priorities for the organization. Under the artistic direction of its founder, Priscilla Guy, the company is developing sustainable partnerships at both local and international levels. The organization’s values are embodied in four permanent programs:

Regards Hybrides
Founded in 2012 by Priscilla Guy and Claudia Hébert, the project aims to foster the articulation, development and outreach of practices and discourses at the frontier of dance and cinema. With its web platform, collection, international biennial and services for artists and presenters, Regards Hybrides is the only project of its kind in Canada.
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Established in 2018 by Priscilla Guy and Benoit Paradis in Marsoui, Gaspésie, Salon58 is dedicated to hosting artists-in-residence and intimate concert programming. Focusing on artistic experimentation and proximity to the audience, the project encourages encounters on a human scale in rural and remote regions.
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FURIES – contemporary dance festival
Under the artistic direction of Priscilla Guy, Sébastien Provencher and Karla Etienne, FURIES is a contemporary dance festival taking place in Marsoui on the Gaspé Peninsula since 2019 that brings powerful choreographic forms to the everyday landscape.
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L’Hybride – café & bookshop
More than just a café, L’Hybride functions as a hub that enables Mandoline Hybride to innovate, consolidate its initiatives, put them into action and share them.
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Priscilla Guy

Marie-Charlotte Castonguay-Harvey


Sébastien Provencher

Karla Etienne

Amélia Marchand

Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep

Lydie Revez

Suzie Larivée / La Tribu

Étienne Després

Jean-Philippe Ung

Board of Directors

Élise Ross-Nadié, Montreal

Catherine Dagenais-Savard, Wendake

Sylvie Lavoie, Montreal

Alexia Vinci, Montreal

Claudine Gauthier, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts

Nadia Gagné, Rimouski

Alan Côté, Petite-Vallée

Committees set up by the Board of Directors

  • Ecoresponsibility Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Human Resources Committee
  • Privacy and Confidentiality Committee

Ethical and political commitments

The notion of equity is at the heart of Mandoline Hybride‘s orientations and guides many of the management’s decisions. Gender equality, the decolonization of practices and discourses, and the diversification of artistic programming are priorities for Mandoline Hybride. Within its various projects (Regards Hybrides, Salon58, FURIES, L’Hybride – café & bookshop), the presence of indigenous artists, racialized people, members of the queer, trans and/or minority communities is envisaged as a norm, not an exception. These people present their work and address the audiences in performances, meetings, panels and discussions. 

Mandoline Hybride also puts its values into action through shared curating, decolonial project promotion, self-education and knowledge-sharing with the cultural milieu. The organization is committed to supporting struggles against colonial domination, sexism, racism and discrimination, with concrete actions including targeted volunteer work, the dissemination of discourses linked to these struggles, the setting up of structuring projects to stimulate encounters between aboriginal and non-aboriginal artists, attention to the enhancement of aboriginal languages and traditions, and various forms of recognition of the territory.

Intersectional feminist perspectives also guide the company’s choices in all its initiatives. Mandoline Hybride adopts epicene language in its internal and external communications, favoring neutrality and, when necessary, using doublets and abbreviated doublets. Mandoline Hybride‘s various artistic programs (Regards Hybride, Salon58, FURIES, L’Hybride – café & bookshop) are driven by a firm commitment to highlighting the work of women, trans and non-binary people.

We wish to acknowledge that our activities and gatherings take place on the unceded lands and waters of the Mi’gmaq Nation. These traditional lands and waters are known to the Mi’gmaq community as the 7th district of the Mi’gma’gi, Gespe’gewa’gi: The Last Land. Find out more >>>

Prevention Policy for Workplace Harassment [2019]
In 2019, MH adopted a prevention policy for workplace harassment in order to affirm its commitment to preventing violence and sexism within its teams. Consult the policy >>>

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 >>>

Privacy Policy [2023]
Mandoline Hybride adopts in 2023 a Privacy and Personal Information Protection Policy that describes our practices regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information collected from our various audiences. Consult the policy >>>

Governance and Ethical Conduct Policy [2024]
In 2024, Mandoline Hybride adopts a Governance, Ethical Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy that aims to guide and define the behaviours of the organization’s administrators, employees, collaborators, volunteers and audiences, and to establish harmonious relations between all parties, as well as with the communities affected by its activities. Consult the policy >>>

About Priscilla Guy

Priscilla Guy is an artist, curator and arts researcher based in Marsoui, Gespe’gewa’gi (Gaspésie). Her stage and film works are presented locally and internationally. She publishes texts in art magazines (Moebius, Moveo, Dance Current, 24images) and participates in various academic publications as an author or editor (Oxford, Routledge, Udlap). Holder of a doctorate in feminist and cinematic studies from the Université de Lille (France), she has directed Mandoline Hybride since 2007, a banner under which she has initiated a number of dissemination projects (Regards Hybrides, Salon58, FURIES – contemporary dance festival, L’Hybride – café & bookshop). She currently sits on the boards of Studio 303, Orange Noyée and the Corporation de développement de la Haute-Gaspésie et des Chic-chocs. Priscilla received the Prix Culture from LOJIQ (2012) and the Prix Étincelle from the Prix de la danse de Montréal (2022).

About Marie-Charlotte Castonguay-Harvey

Marie-Charlotte Castonguay-Harvey lives and works between Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang (Montreal) and Gespe’gewa’gi (Gaspésie). She holds a master’s degree in individual arts from the Université de Montréal, with a thesis on Indigenous online art in “Canada” and the decolonization of the Web. Co-founder of Galerie Galerie (www.galeriegalerieweb.com), an online art platform that invests the Web as a space for research, creation and dissemination, she joins the Mandoline Hybride team in 2021.


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