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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

Envol Award for Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Practices in Dance 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,

Envol Award for Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Practices in Dance 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

Envol Award for Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Practices in Dance 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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© Dominique Malaterre

FRANCINE BERNIER, Executive and Artistic Director, Agora de la danse

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

Diagramme – gestion culturelle

The Board of Directors of Diagramme sought to highlight Francine Bernier’s long career at the helm of the Agora de la Danse, which she has been running for 25 years now, and recognizes her commitment to supporting local choreographic creation by welcoming choreographers and artists and offering them the best conditions to develop their practice […]

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© Nathalie St-Pierre

DENA DAVIDA, Curator, dance professor, and researcher

Prix CONTRIBUTION EXCEPTIONNELLE de la danse de Montréal présenté par

LES PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL

This prize is awarded to Dena Davida in recognition of her tremendous contribution to the dance community during her long career, her interest for emerging voices and the development of professional artists, and her ability to analyze and constantly seeks to renew the discipline. The Prix de la danse’s Board of Directors is particularly inspired […]

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Photo : Jarrell Kaplan

DANIEL LÉVEILLÉ, Choreographer, founder and artistic director of Daniel Léveillé Danse

GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL présenté par

Québecor and City of Montreal

Work presented in Montréal in 2016-2017: Amour, acide et noix and La pudeur des icebergs, La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, December 2016. The jury sought to recognize Daniel Léveillé, one of Québec’s bestknown choreographers on the international stage and a master teacher, for his impact on the dance community and the longevity of his career. Daniel […]

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MANUEL ROQUE, Dancer

Prix INTERPRÈTE de la danse de Montréal présenté par

Regroupement québécois de la danse and Caisse de la culture

Work presented in Montréal in 2016-2017: bang bang, Théâtre Prospero, Festival TransAmériques, June 2017. This award recognizes Manuel Roque’s highly diversified career. This poetic and virtuosic dancer possesses a solid athletic and technical background. The jury singled out his creative passion, the quality of this commitment, and the rigour and depth of his approach. BIOGRAPHY […]

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Photo : Bassam Sabbagh

ESTHER GAUDETTE, Dancer

Prix INTERPRÈTE de la danse de Montréal présenté par

Regroupement québécois de la danse and Caisse de la culture

Work presented in Montréal in 2016-2017: When the ice melts, will we drink the water? by Daina Ashbee, Agora de la danse, March-April 2017 and Amour, acide et noix and La pudeur des icebergs by Daniel Léveillé, La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, December 2016. The jury cited the great power, precision and instincts of Esther Gaudette, […]

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MANUEL ROQUE, Choreographer

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

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

bang bang Work presented in Montréal in 2016-2017: bang bang, Théâtre Prospero, Festival TransAmériques, June 2017. The members of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec’s selection committee were enthralled by Manuel Roque’s thrilling performance in his creation bang bang. In this emotionally charged work, the performer seemed to attain a state of […]

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Photo : Tony Chong

PAIGE CULLEY, Dancer

Prix DÉCOUVERTE de la danse de Montréal présenté par

Agora de la danse and Tangente

Work presented in Montréal in 2016-2017: Pour presented at La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines in September 2016 and as part as the Festival TransAmériques at La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines in June 2017. Paige Culley brings an exceptional presence and deep-felt introspection to the stage. She pours her body and soul into research in order to inform […]

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