For several years now, Mandoline Hybride has adopted a shared curatorial spirit to ensure the presence of multiple voices within its activities.
With these invitations launched, the general and artistic director of Mandoline Hybride Priscilla Guy 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.
Priscilla Guy | Artistic director and permanent curator of Mandoline Hybride
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 is pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Lille (France).
Karla Etienne | Guest artist-curator at Mandoline Hybride (2021-2023)
Artist and cultural manager, Karla Etienne has worked with Zab Maboungou / Nyata Nyata Dance Company since 2003. She is the first graduate of their Artistic and Professional Dance Training Program (PEFAPDA) and is an accomplished dancer. Karla was part of major works by Zab Maboungou, including the iconic Mozongi, winner of the Grand Prix of the Conseil des arts de Montréal for dance in 2015, a prize that celebrated, “the astonishing performance of its performers”.
A distinguished graduate in management of cultural organizations and environmental studies, Karla Etienne continues her contribution as a performer, mentor, advisor, and most recently, as a philanthropist to artists and artistic organizations. Today, her commitment is notably recognized for the reformation of cultural policies concerning equity in the arts; in all institutions and organizations, at all levels of practice, management and programming, including among others, the Conseil des arts de Montréal. In 2021, she received the Nyata Nyata Stellar Prize for her service to the greater dance community. (Photo: Mathieu Gaudreault)
Sébastien Provencher | Co-artistic director of FURIES – contemporary dance festival
Sébastien Provencher is interested in interdisciplinary work, in hybrid forms at the confines of several disciplines, where body and movement are always at the heart of the artistic proposal. He approaches performing art as an object of socio-political engagement, proposing a choreographic art that confronts, questions and moves.
Graduated from UQAM’s dance department, Sébastien evolves in the contemporary dance field as a choreographer and a performer. As of today, he has created l’Apologie du Prince Charmant (2015), Children of Chemistry (2017), Two Skeletons (2019) and he is now working on two new co-creations Bones&Wires (2021) and What will Come (2021). His work has been presented in Quebec (Agora de la danse, Tangente, ZH Festival), in Ontario (Dance Matters, Citadel + Compagnie) and in France.
As a performer, he is currently working in between Montreal and Toronto. He also performed for Louise Bédard, George Stamos, Manon Oligny, Helen Simard, Emmanuel Jouthe, Sasha Kleinplatz, Martin Messier, Maïgwenn Desbois and DA Hoskins/Dietrich Group, Riley Sims/Social Growl Dance and Marie Lambin.
Guest curators (RIRH 2017 + 2019)
Inspired by these women of action, Priscilla Guy wishes to offer the public of the RIRH a multitude of views on creation in screendance, both current and historical.