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Julie Artacho

CATHERINE GAUDET,

GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL présenté par

QUÉBECOR AND LA VILLE DE MONTRÉAL

The jury wishes to highlight this choreographer’s creative effervescence, and the great mastery she brings to her art, driven by an implacable audacity that is constantly being redefined through the choreographic form. Gaudet’s vertiginous and passionate writing, and her fascination with the depth and complexity of the human psyche, reflect more than 15 years of […]

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Cloé Pluquet

ANGÉLIQUE WILLKIE,

Prix de la Danse de Montréal, catégorie INTERPRÈTE présenté par

 REGROUPEMENT QUÉBÉCOIS DE LA DANSE AND LA CAISSE DESJARDINS DE LA CULTURE

The jury sought to highlight the masterful performance given by this generous artist whose unswerving commitment to the discipline dates back more than four decades. Angélique Willkie possesses a magnetic, focused and astonishing power that leaves you breathless, and she shares it with humility and unshakable confidence. From her words, gestures and songs emanate a […]

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Julie Artacho

MÉLANIE DEMERS,

PRIX DU CALQ – Meilleure œuvre chorégraphique de la saison artistique présenté par

LE CONSEIL DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES DU QUÉBEC

“Confession publique deals with intimate subjects with a profound sense of poetry, while being remarkably nuanced. Performance, staging, scenography and soundscape are perfectly in synch. Moreover, we get the sense that the audience was at the heart of the reflection undertaken by Mélanie Demers and her team when they created this work; the audience is […]

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Priscilla Guy

PRISCILLA GUY,

Prix Étincelle présenté par

PPS DANSE and BERNARD LAGACÉ

Picture credits : F. Bérubé, U. Vouaux-Massel, C. Chan Tak, J. Gaudreau Music credit : «Papillon» We All Fall Down, H. Simard, R. White, T. Yates, R. Saminadin   For more than 15 years, Priscilla Guy has demonstrated her commitment to democratizing contemporary dance. As a performer, choreographer, filmmaker or commissioner, she has taken part in […]

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Julie Artacho

CLAUDIA CHAN TAK,

Prix Envol présenté par

LE CONSEIL DES ARTS DE MONTRÉAL

The jury chose to award the Prix Envol to Claudia Chan Tak in recognition of the quality of her achievements and her exceptional dedication to artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. The committee thus singled out her great generosity and the ease with which she helped the community discover their rich contribution. By turns a choreographer, […]

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Svetla Atanasova

PAUL CHAMBERS,

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

AGORA DE LA DANSE and TANGENTE

The jury recognizes Paul Chambers’ vital contribution to multiple choreographic works dating back more than a decade. This ever-evolving light artist plays a vital part in the dramaturgy and richness of choreographic work. His lighting becomes a partner on stage, dancing, encompassing and imparting rhythm. Paul Chambers’ signature bears a unique stamp, in step with the […]

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Jeremy Mimnagh

GINELLE CHAGNON,

Le Prix Ethel Bruneau présenté par

LE MAI (MONTRÉAL, ARTS INTERCULTURELS) and DANSE DANSE

This annual award, created in 2020, highlights dance artists and artisans whose contributions are little known. The jury sought to put the spotlight on the indispensable contributions of collaborators working in the shadows – usually women – as rehearsal coaches, even though the title “Creation and performance advisor” better reflects their true role. Present throughout […]

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Sylvie-Ann Paré

LYDIE REVEZ and MICKAËL SPINNHIRNY,

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

DIAGRAMME – GESTION CULTURELLE

This year’s award, in the arts management category, goes to the dynamic duo of Mickaël Spinnhirny and Lydie Revez, co-director of Agence Mickaël Spinnhirny. The jury sought to underscore the two managers’ responsiveness during the pandemic, but also their sense of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, their openness, the ground-breaking vision they bring to human resources […]

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Julie Artacho

LUCIE BOISSINOT,

Le Prix de la danse de Montréal, catégorie CONTRIBUTION EXCEPTIONNELLE présenté par

PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL

The PDM Board of Directors wishes to pay tribute to one of Canada’s passionate and seminal contemporary dance artists. Lucie Boissinot spent the first 24 years of her career as a charismatic dancer and muse honing and refining her art with several choreographers. As artistic and program director at the ECDM for the past 18 […]

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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 RÉVÉLATION 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 RÉVÉLATION 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 RÉVÉLATION 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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