LAUREATES - 2020

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© Kevin Calixte

RHODNIE DÉSIR, Choreographer, Artistic Director and dance Performer

GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL

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 […]


© Courtoisie Ethel Bruneau

ETHEL BRUNEAU, Artist and Educator

Prix ETHEL BRUNEAU

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 […]


© Alex Tran

CHI LONG, Freelance Performer

Prix INTERPRÈTE de la danse de Montréal

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 […]


© Caroline Désilets

INTÉRIEURS – CAROLINE LAURIN-BEAUCAGE, Choreographer, dancer and teacher

Prix du CALQ pour la meilleure œuvre chorégraphique 2019-2020 artistic season

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. […]


© Kevin Calixte

RHODNIE DÉSIR CRÉATIONS, Company

Envol Award for Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Practices in Dance

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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7STARR, Choreographer and Interpreter

Prix DÉCOUVERTE de la danse de Montréal

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 […]


© Sasha Onyshchenko

BJM – LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL, Company

Prix DIFFUSION INTERNATIONALE de la danse de Montréal

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 […]


© Jean-Francois Brière

PARISE MONGRAIN, Cultural Manager

Prix GESTIONNAIRE CULTUREL(LE) de la danse de Montréal

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 […]


© Tony Chong

LINDA RABIN, Somatic Movement Educator

Prix CONTRIBUTION EXCEPTIONNELLE 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 […]