Mandoline Hybride’s mission is to develop contemporary art in its various forms, with dance at its core. Since it was founded in 2007, Mandoline Hybride’s research, creation, dissemination and support 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 leadership of its founder, artist, curator and researcher Priscilla Guy, the company is developing sustainable partnerships at both local and international levels. The organization’s values are embodied in four permanent programs:
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 border of dance and cinema. With its web platform, international biennial and services for artists and presenters, Regards Hybrides is the only project of its kind in Canada.
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.
FURIES — festival de danse contemporaine
Under the artistic direction of Priscilla Guy and Sébastien Provencher, FURIES is a contemporary dance festival based in Marsoui on the Gaspé Peninsula since 2019 that showcases hard-hitting choreographic forms in the everyday landscape.
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Production and delegated production
Since its founding, Mandoline Hybride has acted as delegated producer for a number of Quebec dance artists and collectives: 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’s role as delegated producer is renewed according to the needs of the milieu, and enables works to be presented in Canada and abroad.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CO-GENERAL MANAGER
ADMINISTRATIVE AND GENERAL CO-DIRECTION
L’HYBRIDE – café & bookstore
- MANAGEMENT & PRODUCTION Nataly Ferland
- SOCIOCULTURAL SERVICE & PROGRAMMING Amélia Marchand
CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FESTIVAL FURIES
CURATOR AND MC OF HIP-HOP EVENT
Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep
DISTRIBUTION AND DEVELOPMENT
Suzie Larivée / La Tribu
GUEST ARTIST-CURATOR 2021-2023
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
Mandoline Hybride is a leader in ethical issues in the arts. With clear commitments and policies endorsed by its board of directors, the company hopes to help reduce inequalities and move the artistic milieu towards healthier practices.
Gender equality, decolonization and the diversification of artistic programming are priorities for MH. In its various projects as a presenter and residency venue (RIRH, Salon58, FURIES), the presence of aboriginal artists, racialized people and members of queer and/or minority communities is considered a norm, not an exception. These people present their work and address the public in performances, meetings, panels and discussions. MH also puts its values into action through shared curating, decolonial project promotion, self-education and knowledge-sharing with the cultural community. The organization is committed to supporting struggles against colonial domination, sexism, racism and discrimination through concrete actions: targeted volunteer actions; dissemination of discourses related to these struggles; setting up structuring projects to stimulate encounters between aboriginal and non-aboriginal artists; attention to the enhancement of aboriginal languages and traditions; recognition of the territory. Intersectional feminist perspectives also guide the company’s choices in all its initiatives. MH 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 (RIRH, Salon58, FURIES) are driven by a firm desire to highlight the work of women 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 
In 2019, MH adopted a prevention policy for workplace harassment 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 >>>
Eco-Responsibility Policy 
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 >>>
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 >>>
Priscilla Guy is a performer, choreographer, filmmaker, curator and researcher in the arts based in Marsoui, Gaspésie. She founded Mandoline Hybride in 2007, a banner under which she presents her scenic creations, in situ performances and choreographic short films on a local and international scale. Also at the origin of several projects overseen by Mandoline Hybride (Regards Hybrides, Salon58, FURIES – contemporary dance festival) and involved in international collective projects (8DAYS, Expanded Hybrids), she is interested in the strength of the group to propel political, aesthetic and social ideas. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Studio 303 and holds a Doctorate in Arts from the University of Lille (France).
Mandoline Hybride is a member of
Committees set up by the Board
- Comité écoresponsabilité
- Comité planification stratégique
- Comité gouvernance
- Comité ressources humaines