LAUREATES - 2019

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© Hélène Duval

JACK UDASHKIN, Executive Manager

Le Prix de la danse de Montréal, catégorie CONTRIBUTION EXCEPTIONNELLE

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 […]


© Shaleen Ladha

ALEXANDRA ‘SPICEY’ LANDÉ, Choreographer, Performer, Teacher

Le Prix de la Danse de Montréal, catégorie DÉCOUVERTE

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 […]


© Rolline Laporte

LE PATIN LIBRE, Compagnie

Le Prix de la Danse de Montréal, catégorie DIFFUSION INTERNATIONALE

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 […]


© Angelo Barsetti

MARIE-ANDRÉE GOUGEON, Gestionnaire culturelle

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

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 […]


© Rolline Laporte

THROUGH MY EYES,

PRIX DU CALQ - Meilleure œuvre chorégraphique de la saison artistique

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 […]


© Marie-Claude Meilleur

BRIANNA LOMBARDO, Freelance Performer and Teacher

Prix de la Danse de Montréal, catégorie INTERPRÈTE

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. […]


© Hugo Glendinning

PAUL-ANDRÉ FORTIER, Chorégraphe, interprète et directeur artistique de Fortier Danse Création

GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE 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 […]


DESTINS CROISÉS / TENTACLE TRIBE,

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

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 […]