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Julie Artacho

MÉLANIE DEMERS,

GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL présenté par

Quebecor and the City of Montreal

Inspired and inspiring, this unique artist is making her mark. Mélanie Demers first distinguished herself with her show La Goddam Voie Lactée, presented at the Festival TransAmériques. As a choreographer and author, Mélanie Demers is as skilled with her words as she is with her choreography. Her prolific career has been built on performances in […]

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Emily Smith

BARBARA KANERATONNI DIABO,

Prix de la Danse de Montréal, catégorie INTERPRÈTE présenté par

LE REGROUPEMENT QUÉBÉCOIS DE LA DANSE ET LA CAISSE DESJARDINS DE LA CULTURE

Work presented in Montréal in 2020-2021: Smudge, Festival Quartiers Danses For the past 25 years, Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo has pursued her career as a dancer and choreographer. She is also a teacher who shares her humility and kindness through the transmission of her art. Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo is a Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) from Kahnawake. She is […]

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100LUX,

Prix Envol présenté par

Conseil des arts de Montréal

The members of the jury highlight 100Lux’ outstanding contribution to the development of Montreal’s street dance community. 100Lux is an essential and industry-leading training and support platform for creation and promotion, playing a key catalytic role in Montreal’s cultural landscape. The jury commends the inclusive nature of its intervention and its commitment to the recognition […]

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BEATRIZ MEDIAVILLA,

Le Prix de la Danse de Montréal, catégorie DÉCOUVERTE présenté par

Agora de la danse & Tangente

Work presented in Montreal in 2020-2021: Habiter le mouvement – Un récit en dix chapitres, Festival International du Film sur l’Art de Montréal The independent filmmaker Béatriz Mediaville was revealed by her movie Habiter le mouvement – Un récit en dix chapitres, presented at the Festival International du Film de l’Art de Montréal. She graduated […]

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Karine Lévesque

LOUISE LAPIERRE,

Le Prix Ethel Bruneau présenté par

MAI (MONTRÉAL, ARTS INTERCULTURELS) AND DANSE DANSE

The selection committee of the Prix Ethel-Bruneau wishes to highlight Louise Lapierre’s essential work as a leading figure in the teaching of dance in its many forms. Since 1979, countless dancers have trodden the dance floors of her studios. Alongside this great lady, generations of dancers fell in love with dance, were moved by the […]

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Richard-Max Tremblay

FRANCINE GAGNÉ,

Prix de la Danse de Montréal, catégorie GESTIONNAIRE CULTUREL(LE) présenté par

Diagramme – gestion culturelle

In presenting this award to Francine Gagné, the Board of Directors recognizes her vision, her generosity, her great humanity and her commitment to resource sharing and knowledge transfer. A self-taught and intuitive manager, she has developed a unique organizational structure to accompany contemporary dance professionals in their technical and artistic development, while supporting the next […]

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Bobby León

ANNIE-CLAUDE COUTU GEOFFROY,

Le Prix de la danse de Montréal, catégorie CONTRIBUTION EXCEPTIONNELLE

Her dynamic leadership is outstanding. She has that vibrant energy that is essential to the development of dance in areas outside city centers. She is a visionary and daring woman, both inclusive and supportive of her partner presenters. You have, of course, recognized her: Annie Claude Coutu Geoffroy! Since 2008, she has been actively involved […]

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© Kevin Calixte

RHODNIE DÉSIR, Choreographer, Artistic Director and dance Performer

GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL présenté par

Quebecor and the City of Montreal

Work presented in Montreal in 2019-2020: BOW’T TRAIL Rétrospek, Espace Libre, February 2020 The jury wanted to underline the scope of the project of this strong personality who continues to resonate throughout the world. Rhodnie Désir generates a real connection with different audiences. A multi-faceted artist, savvy communicator and activist, she recreates bonds that have […]

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© Courtoisie Ethel Bruneau

ETHEL BRUNEAU, Artist and Educator

Prix ETHEL BRUNEAU présenté par

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) and Danse Danse

Affectionately nicknamed “Miss Swing” and “the queen of tap dancing”, Ethel Bruneau has an outstanding career as an artist and teacher! A performer, choreographer and teacher for 70 years, this multi-talented figure is dedicated with passion and excellence to her art. She embodies a luminous, committed and inspiring artistic approach. Whether on stage, alongside the […]

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© Alex Tran

CHI LONG, Freelance Performer

Prix INTERPRÈTE de la danse de Montréal présenté par

The Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) and Caisse Desjardins de la Culture.

Works presented in Montreal in 2019-2020: Eve 2050 [scenic work], Van Grimde Corps Secrets, Agora de la danse, October 2019; Les corps avalés, Compagnie Virginie Brunelle, Danse Danse, February 2020. An exceptional performer, Chi Long never ceases to surprise us. Her talent transcends technical mastery. The strength of her personality shines through on stage. For […]

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© Caroline Désilets

INTÉRIEURS – CAROLINE LAURIN-BEAUCAGE, Choreographer, dancer and teacher

Prix du CALQ pour la meilleure œuvre chorégraphique 2019-2020 artistic season présenté par

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Work presented in Montreal in 2019-2020: Intérieurs, Cinquième salle, Place des Arts, Danse Danse, December 2019 The members of the jury gathered by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec were captivated by Intérieurs by Caroline Laurin-Beaucage. Successfully combining choreography, soundtrack and video projections, the show invites us on a fascinating inner journey. […]

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© Kevin Calixte

RHODNIE DÉSIR CRÉATIONS, Company

Prix Envol présenté par

Conseils des arts de Montréal

The committee chose to award the Prix Envol to Rhodnie Désir Créations in order to underline the extraordinary adventure of BOW’T TRAIL Rétrospek – a work brought by an artist gifted with extraordinary determination – which took place over several years and several continents, and which mobilized many artists and partners. The committee salutes Rhodnie […]

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© Pee Zee

7STARR, Choreographer and Interpreter

Prix DÉCOUVERTE de la danse de Montréal présenté par

Agora de la danse and Tangente

Work presented in Montreal in 2019-2020: Anima/Darkroom, 7Starr and Lucy M. May, La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, September 2019. Vladimir « 7Starr » Laurore has proved to be an extraordinary performer who gained a lot of public attention this year. He was also rediscovered by those who already knew him. On stage, he carries all his […]

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© Sasha Onyshchenko

BJM – LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL, Company

Prix DIFFUSION INTERNATIONALE de la danse de Montréal présenté par

CINARS

The CINARS jury wanted to underline the tour made by BJM – Les Ballets Jazz of Montréal between July 24, 2019 and December 22, 2019, in 21 cities in six countries: Germany, Brazil, the USA, Spain, France and Switzerland. With the production Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me, the company has been able to rethink its dissemination model with […]

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© Jean-Francois Brière

PARISE MONGRAIN, Cultural Manager

Prix GESTIONNAIRE CULTUREL(LE) de la danse de Montréal présenté par

Diagramme – gestion culturelle

A woman of great loyalty, a visionary gifted with caring and rigorous leadership, Parise Mongrain has, over the years, established herself as a pillar of our community. Always committed to the well-being of artists, she has never hesitated to go to the front and fight important battles to meet the needs of dancers (and artists […]

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© Tony Chong

LINDA RABIN, Somatic Movement Educator

Prix CONTRIBUTION EXCEPTIONNELLE de la danse de Montréal présenté par

LES PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL

Linda Rabin graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School in New York and is one of the pioneers of modern dance in Quebec. She cofounded the Montreal contemporary dance school LADMMI (now École de danse contemporaine de Montréal) in 1981, and was appointed a member of the Order of Canada and the Ordre de l’excellence en […]

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© Hugo Glendinning

PAUL-ANDRÉ FORTIER, Chorégraphe, interprète et directeur artistique de Fortier Danse Création

GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL présenté par

Québecor et la Ville de Montréal

Paul-André Fortier has had a profound impact on dance in the country. His work, originally contrasting with the practice of dance at the time, reflects the constant boldness of its approach, especially in regard to his collaborations. His relationship to the discipline is many-faceted, and his work, plural. His path as creator and soloist, his […]

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© Marie-Claude Meilleur

BRIANNA LOMBARDO, Freelance Performer and Teacher

Prix INTERPRÈTE de la danse de Montréal présenté par

Le Regroupement québécois de la danse et la Caisse Desjardins de la Culture

Brianna Lombardo has a quality of transcendence. She draws from the deeper layers of her being, mastering its expression. Her approach is rigorous, humble, and generous, and embodies the richness of the moment. This instinctive performer engages in a dialogue with her artistic accomplices and with audiences here and abroad. She makes art within art. […]

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© Rolline Laporte

THROUGH MY EYES,

Prix du CALQ pour la meilleure œuvre chorégraphique 2019-2020 artistic season présenté par

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Work presented in Montreal in 2018-2019 Through My Eyes, Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord, September, 16, 2018. The members of the selection committee were dazzled by this sophisticated work which reveals to us the world through the eyes of early childhood. We are witnesses to what animates, attracts, and challenges children, which, evidently, was just […]

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© Shaleen Ladha

ALEXANDRA ‘SPICEY’ LANDÉ, Choreographer, Performer, Teacher

Prix DÉCOUVERTE de la danse de Montréal présenté par

L’Agora de la danse et Tangente

Work presented in Montreal in 2018-2019: In-Ward, Montréal, arts interculturels, January 2019 With In-Ward, Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé revealed the strength of her choreographic approach. As part of a long-term research project, her artistic and political voice unfolds in a striking and singular way. Still widely unknown (and unfortunately so) by the general dance public, she […]

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DESTINS CROISÉS / TENTACLE TRIBE,

Prix Envol présenté par

Conseils des arts de Montréal

The members of the jury decided to award the Envol Prize ex-aequo to these two companies because it was too difficult to come to a decision. Destins Croisés, for its ability to create works exploring socially engaged themes that ensure consistency in its constantly evolving choreographic signature. The company’s mission is to contribute to the […]

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© Rolline Laporte

LE PATIN LIBRE, Compagnie

Prix DIFFUSION INTERNATIONALE de la danse de Montréal présenté par

CINARS

The jury of CINARS sought to highlight the world tour conducted by Le Patin Libre between November 30th, 2019 and June 16th, 2019, where Vertical influences and Threshold were performed in 17 cities in 5 European countries: Island, Norway, Sweden, France, and Germany. With its tour strategy, the company seeks to decompartmentalize the categories of […]

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© Angelo Barsetti

MARIE-ANDRÉE GOUGEON, Gestionnaire culturelle

Prix GESTIONNAIRE CULTUREL(LE) de la danse de Montréal présenté par

Diagramme – gestion culturelle

Marie-Andrée Gougeon became active in the dance community in the early 1980s, after training at the Pointépiénu dance school and in the main dance institutions of the time, where she met the creators and dancers who gradually built the future of our dance, especially in Montreal, but also in Toronto and New York. Along the […]

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© Hélène Duval

JACK UDASHKIN, Executive Manager

Prix CONTRIBUTION EXCEPTIONNELLE de la danse de Montréal présenté par

LES PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL

The jury wished to highlight Jack Udashkin’s long career, marked by a great openness to the dance community. Jack Udashkin held different positions within the dance landscape for more than 40 years until his retirement in 2015. He was Executive Director in a number of prestigious companies, Executive Director for Dance at the National Arts […]

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© Michael Slobodian

CRYSTAL PITE, Artistic Director and Choreographer, Kidd Pivot

GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL présenté par

Québecor et la Ville de Montréal

Work presented in Montreal in 2017-2018: Betroffenheit, Salle Pierre-Mercure, Festival TransAmériques, June 2018 The jury considered the remarkable influence of Crystal Pite’s work abroad, her admirable talent, her diligent approach, her constant research, her keen direction of choreography, her mastery of various stage elements, and her ability to tackle complex and dark topics. The jury […]

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©Angelo Barsetti

LOUISE BÉDARD, Performer and Choreographer - Artistic Director of Louise Bédard Danse

Prix INTERPRÈTE de la danse de Montréal présenté par

Le Regroupement québécois de la danse et la Caisse Desjardins de la Culture

Work presented in Montreal in 2017-18: Tout ce qui va revient by Catherine Gaudet, La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, Spring 2018. The jury sought to highlight Louise Bédard’s performance in the solo work that offered us a precious moment. It is also keen to reward her ability to interact and collaborate with artists from different backgrounds […]

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© Alexandre Gilberti

TENTACLE TRIBE, Choreographers and performers

Prix du CALQ pour la meilleure œuvre chorégraphique 2019-2020 artistic season présenté par

Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Work presented in Montreal in 2017-2018: threesixnine, Cinquième Salle de la Place des Arts, Festival Quartiers Danses, September 2017 This work, which draws from hip-hop dances and culture, dazzled the members of the Selection committee. Alternating intelligently between chaos and synchronicity, the choreography gives rise to a full, evocative, and decidedly physical dance. Both organic and […]

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© Justine Latour

KATIA-MARIE GERMAIN, Chorégraphe et interprète

Prix DÉCOUVERTE de la danse de Montréal présenté par

L’Agora de la danse et Tangente

The Prix DÉCOUVERTE de la danse de Montréal 2018, presented by Agora de la danse and Tangente Work presented in Montreal in 2017-18: Habiter, ÉDIFICE WILDER – Espace danse, OFFTA, May 2018 The jury sought to give recognition to Katia-Marie Germain’s singular interdisciplinary and nonconformist approach, and to the minimalism and extreme precision of her […]

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© Véro Boncompagni

FRANCE GEOFFROY, Artistic Director and Choreographer, Corpuscule Danse

Prix Envol présenté par

Le Conseil des arts de Montréal

The members of the jury wished to recognize France Geoffroy’s invaluable contribution for over 20 years to the development of integrated dance, which she pioneered in Montreal. They also sought to highlight the unwavering energy she dedicated to expand the practice of integrated dance and share it with an impressive number of people of all […]

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© Damian Siqueiros - Daphnée Laurendeau & Danny Morissette

CAS PUBLIC, Company

Prix DIFFUSION INTERNATIONALE de la danse de Montréal présenté par

CINARS

The jury of CINARS sought to highlight the tour conducted by Cas Public between February 25th to May 5th, 2018, with 34 representations of the choreographic work 9 in 3 countries (France, Sweden, and Belgium) and in 18 cities, including two major European capitals, Paris and Stockholm. 9 was performed in exceptional venues, such as […]

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