LAUREATES - 2015

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ALAIN PLATEL, Choreographer

GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL

BIOGRAPHY Alain Platel comes from Ghent, Belgium. He trained as a teacher for the mentally and physically handicapped, and is a self-taught director. In 1984 he created with friends and family a troupe that functioned as a collective, les ballets C de la B. Starting with Emma (1988), he made his mark as a director. […]


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LUCIE VIGNEAULT, Performer

PRIX INTERPRÈTE

BIOGRAPHY Lucie Vigneault pursues advanced training at Université du Québec à Montréal, where she obtained a B.A. in dance performance in 2001 as well as a dance teaching diploma in 2008. Over the course of the past decade she has worked on a number of artistic projects as a dancer, teacher, rehearsal director or choreographer. […]


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AURÉLIE PEDRON, Choreographer

Le Prix DÉCOUVERTE DE LA DANSE

BIOGRAPHY Aurélie Pedron settled in Montreal in 1999. After finishing a B.A. in dance at UQAM in 2013, she completed her M.A. thesis entitled “L’émergence en création ou l’antihéroïsme du créateur”. Early in her career she produced 10 videos that were distributed in 14 countries. She prefers onstage work, and focuses her research on the […]


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MÉLANIE DEMERS, Choreographer

CALQ Award for Best Choreographic Work

WOULD BIOGRAPHY Born in Montreal in 1974, Mélanie Demers studied dance, literature and theatre in Quebec City before returning to Montreal for studies at the contemporary dance school LADMMI. She graduated in 1996 and made her début with choreographers such as Danièle Desnoyers, Roger Sinha and Paula de Vasconcelos. Two years later she was hired […]


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ZAB MABOUNGOU/COMPAGNIE DANSE NYATA NYATA, Choreographer

Cultural Diversity Prize in Dance

BIOGRAPHY A choreographer, dancer, philosopher and writer of French and Congolese origin, Zab Maboungou is the artistic director of Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata, a contemporary dance company founded in 1987. It is based in Montreal and encompasses the creation of dance works, research and teaching. Her richly introspective and dynamic body language strike the […]