Laureate 2023

Fabien Piché stands out for his haunting interpretation marked by vulnerability, while being of impressive virtuosity, supported by a plurality of humanist qualities that color his performances. His creative approach is backed by a contagious empathy that shines through his stage presence and his quest to open up new lasting and collective dialogues. Sensitive and precise, Fabien Piché is also a generous pedagogue who trains the future generations of professional dancers in Quebec. A young choreographer with an already strong and fiery signature, he stands out with the production “The Awakening of Spring” presented at Théâtre Le Trident. Fabien’s dedication and attachment to his community are undeniable. Honest, humble, attentive, and always with a touch of humor, he makes an exceptional contribution to the artistic rise of dance made in Quebec while inspiring it.

Performer and choreographer

Originally from Bas-Saint-Laurent, Fabien Piché completed his training at L’École de danse de Québecin 2010. Since then, he has been an interpreter and collaborator in the creation of various projects signed Alan Lake, Harold Rhéaume, Karine Ledoyen, Théâtre Rude Ingénierie, Lina Cruz, Jacques Poulin-Denis, Paul-André Fortier, and Parts+Labour_danse. He also collaborates on various theatrical projects as a choreographer with Eliot Laprise (Je veux participer au chaos) and Olivier Arteau (Pisser debout sans lever sa jupe). Their most recent collaboration, L’éveil du printemps, earned them the Robert Lepage Award for Best Direction.

He also explores interdisciplinary performative acts in polymorphic projects that question intimacy and the relationship to the other (Les hiérarchies horizontales, La pudeur des urinoirs). In 2016, he received a Dora Mavor Moore award in Toronto for his interpretation in the duo Waiting for a Sleepless Night, created by Lina Cruz.

In the fall of 2022, he trained in Flying Low and Passing Through techniques with David Zambrano, at the Tictac Art Centre, in Belgium. He occasionally teaches as a guest professor at L’École de danse de Québec and l’École de cirque de Québec. His creative journey is rooted in tinkering, cosmic reflections, and collective dialogues.