LAUREATES - 2017

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

GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL

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 […]


CONSTANCE V. PATHY, Philanthropist, president of the board of directors of the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

Le Prix de la danse de Montréal, catégorie CONTRIBUTION EXCEPTIONNELLE

The board of directors of the PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL was intent on recognizing Ms. Pathy’s contribution to the dance and music communities, as well as her major philanthropic efforts in favour, notably, of the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, to which she made an exceptional donation meant to help the company develop […]


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LORRAINE HÉBERT, Consultant, researcher, writer, and arts and culture host

PRIX GESTIONNAIRE CULTUREL

The board of directors of Diagramme sought to recognize Lorraine Hébert’s long-standing and unwavering commitment to the RQD as its director for 13 years, and to highlight her exceptional contribution to the development of dance. Lorraine Hébert successfully dealt with unfavourable political circumstances to significantly increase public support for the dance sector. She was able […]


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PAIGE CULLEY, Dancer

Le Prix DÉCOUVERTE DE LA DANSE

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 […]


MANUEL ROQUE, Dancer

PRIX INTERPRÈTE

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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ESTHER GAUDETTE, Dancer

PRIX INTERPRÈTE

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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VICTOR QUIJADA, Artistic director and choreographer

Cultural Diversity Prize in Dance

The jury members sought to highlight Victor Quijada’s original and personal field of research, based on a hybridization of forms reflecting his training and experiences as a performer. Victor Quijada has played the part of a trailblazer by opening up the stage to street dance, thus democratizing a dance that had long been marginalized and […]


MANUEL ROQUE, Choreographer

CALQ Award for Best Choreographic Work

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 […]