LAUREATES - 2018

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© Michael Slobodian

CRYSTAL PITE, Artistic Director and Choreographer, Kidd Pivot

GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE 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 […]


©Angelo Barsetti

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

Prix de la Danse de Montréal, catégorie INTERPRÈTE

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 […]


© Justine Latour

KATIA-MARIE GERMAIN, Choreographer and Dancer

Le Prix de la Danse de Montréal, catégorie DÉCOUVERTE

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 concise, restrained and deep-felt work, where she explores different languages. This artist has been a member of […]


© Damian Siqueiros - Daphnée Laurendeau & Danny Morissette

CAS PUBLIC, Company

Le Prix de la Danse de Montréal, catégorie DIFFUSION INTERNATIONALE

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 […]


© Alexandre Gilberti

TENTACLE TRIBE, Choreographers and performers

PRIX DU CALQ - Meilleure œuvre chorégraphique de la saison artistique

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 […]


© Véro Boncompagni

FRANCE GEOFFROY, Artistic Director and Choreographer, Corpuscule Danse

Envol, le prix pour la diversité culturelle et les pratiques inclusives en danse

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 […]


© Dominique Malaterre

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

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

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 […]


© Nathalie St-Pierre

DENA DAVIDA, Curator, dance professor, and researcher

Le Prix de la danse de Montréal, catégorie CONTRIBUTION EXCEPTIONNELLE

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 […]