Laureate 2023

Curator and integral dancer, Ivanie Aubin-Malo is always keen to create and develop links between the indigenous communities here and elsewhere. She stood out this year as a guest artist at the Phi Center for the Tap Water Jam event as well as in two annual events produced by the Center de Création O Vertigo: Vibrant Signal: ceremony for the dead, as a co-curator guest, and Ohakwaront, of which she was the initiator and curator, highlighting the artistic creativity of the urban indigenous dance community.

Choreographer, performer, and curator 

With her Wolastoq and Quebecois origins, Ivanie Aubin-Malo is involved in projects carrying reflection on ecology and human ethics towards the environment. Since 2015, she also embodies the Fancy Shawl style, a pow-wow dance celebrating the butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. Her artistic research wishes to invite the body to reconnect with the beauty of the Wolastoqey language in relation to the territory.

In 2020, she set up the MAQAHATINE event series, supported by Tangente and Agora de la danse, linking indigenous movement artists to break isolation, cultivate inspiration, facilitate knowledge sharing, and dare certain collaborations. She then contributes to the conceptualization of recurring events like Vibrant Signal: ceremony for the dead (with Hanako Hoshimi-Caines and Nate Yaffe), Ohakwaront (Centre de Création O Vertigo), and Nikak Tagocniok (Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault).

As a performer, she regularly works with artist Tanya Lukin Linklater and collaborates with Corpuscule Danse, Nate Yaffe, Andréane Leclerc, and Lara Kramer. Alongside Natasha Kanapé-Fontaine, Ivanie creates a performance on the Wolastoqiyik and Innuat giants to reconnect the oral stories of the two Nations. Based in L’Islet, Quebec, in Wolastokuk since 2021, she dreams of a Wolastoqey cultural center in the region to allow members to reconnect with their community through cultural and artistic events.