LAUREATES - 2021

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Julie Artacho

MÉLANIE DEMERS,

GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL

Inspired and inspiring, this unique artist is making her mark. Mélanie Demers first distinguished herself with her show La Goddam Voie Lactée, presented at the Festival TransAmériques. As a choreographer and author, Mélanie Demers is as skilled with her words as she is with her choreography. Her prolific career has been built on performances in […]


Emily Smith

BARBARA KANERATONNI DIABO,

Prix de la Danse de Montréal, catégorie INTERPRÈTE

Work presented in Montréal in 2020-2021: Smudge, Festival Quartiers Danses For the past 25 years, Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo has pursued her career as a dancer and choreographer. She is also a teacher who shares her humility and kindness through the transmission of her art. Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo is a Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) from Kahnawake. She is […]


100LUX,

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

The members of the jury highlight 100Lux’ outstanding contribution to the development of Montreal’s street dance community. 100Lux is an essential and industry-leading training and support platform for creation and promotion, playing a key catalytic role in Montreal’s cultural landscape. The jury commends the inclusive nature of its intervention and its commitment to the recognition […]


BEATRIZ MEDIAVILLA,

Le Prix de la Danse de Montréal, catégorie DÉCOUVERTE

Work presented in Montreal in 2020-2021: Habiter le mouvement – Un récit en dix chapitres, Festival International du Film sur l’Art de Montréal The independent filmmaker Béatriz Mediaville was revealed by her movie Habiter le mouvement – Un récit en dix chapitres, presented at the Festival International du Film de l’Art de Montréal. She graduated […]


Karine Lévesque

LOUISE LAPIERRE,

Le Prix Ethel Bruneau

The selection committee of the Prix Ethel-Bruneau wishes to highlight Louise Lapierre’s essential work as a leading figure in the teaching of dance in its many forms. Since 1979, countless dancers have trodden the dance floors of her studios. Alongside this great lady, generations of dancers fell in love with dance, were moved by the […]


Richard-Max Tremblay

FRANCINE GAGNÉ,

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

In presenting this award to Francine Gagné, the Board of Directors recognizes her vision, her generosity, her great humanity and her commitment to resource sharing and knowledge transfer. A self-taught and intuitive manager, she has developed a unique organizational structure to accompany contemporary dance professionals in their technical and artistic development, while supporting the next […]


Bobby León

ANNIE-CLAUDE COUTU GEOFFROY,

Le Prix de la danse de Montréal, catégorie CONTRIBUTION EXCEPTIONNELLE

Her dynamic leadership is outstanding. She has that vibrant energy that is essential to the development of dance in areas outside city centers. She is a visionary and daring woman, both inclusive and supportive of her partner presenters. You have, of course, recognized her: Annie Claude Coutu Geoffroy! Since 2008, she has been actively involved […]