Choreographer Anne Plamondon and composer Cléo Palacio-Quintin are presenting the fruits of their joint creation. Danced by Anne Plamondon and music performed by Patrice Richer.
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Choreographer : Anne Plamondon
Choreographer and performer Anne Plamondon graduated from l’École Supérieure de ballet du Québec in 1994. She first dances with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, before moving to Europe to join the Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (1995–1998), then the Gulbenkian Ballet (1998–2000). During this period, Anne performs in works by over 30 choreographers including Jirí Kylián, Hans Van Manen, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Gideon Obarzanek, Angelin Preljocaj, and Itzik Galili, and creates lead roles for Rui Horta, Patrick Delcroix, as well as Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon.
Returning to Montreal in 2000, Anne works with contemporary choreographers such as Jean Grand-Maître and James Kudelka. From 2007 to 2011, Anne collaborates with renowned choreographer Crystal Pite and her company Kidd Pivot, creating Lost Action, Fault, The You Show, and the duet A Picture of You Falling. In the same year, she performs in Triptyque by Les 7 doigts de la main, in the works of Marie Chouinard and Marcos Moraau. In 2016, she creates in Corps Amour Anarchie, a PPS Danse work celebrating French poet Léo Ferré. She stars in the short films Small Explosions That Are Yours to Keep and Secret Service, as well as Gravity of Center, directed by Victor Quijada and Thibaut Duverneix, as well as Red Shoes, in collaboration with director Micah Meisner.
Between 2002 and 2015, alongside choreographer Victor Quijada, she contributes to the development of RUBBERBANDance Group, first as a performer, then as artistic co-director of the company from 2006 to 2015. Within the company, she contributes to more than ten works for the stage and three short films. She is also instrumental in the elaboration of the RUBBERBAND method, which she now teaches worldwide.
Anne Plamondon makes her debut as a choreographer in 2012 with the solo The Same Eyes as Yours and Night Mechanics (2017), both in collaboration with theatre director Marie Brassard. In 2018–2019, Fall for Dance North festival in Toronto offers Anne a 2-year residency, during which she creates Fiddle Embrace, a piece for 18 students of the Ryerson School of Performance, as well as Counter Cantor, co-created with Emma Portner. In 2020, she premieres Yearn to Make a Difference, a piece for twelve dancers commissioned by the Alberta Ballet Company. Her latest duet Only You, which she performs with James Gregg, was to be presented by Danse Danse that same year. Cancelled following the pandemic, the premiere is now scheduled for March 2021.
Since 2019, Anne acts as curator for dance at the Domaine Forget International Academy and Festival.
Composer : Cléo Palacio-Quintin
Constantly seeking new means of expression and eager to create, the flutist improviser-composer Cléo Palacio-Quintin (1971) takes part in many premieres as well as improvisational multidisciplinary performances, and composes instrumental and electroacoustic music for various ensembles and media works. Since 1999, she extended these explorations into the development of the hyper-flutes. Interfaced to a computer and software by means of electronic sensors, these enhanced flutes enable her to compose novel interactive electroacoustic soundscapes and videos. She is the first women to own a Doctorate in electroacoustic composition from the Université de Montréal (2012) and is a collaborator of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) at McGill University, where she received the Director's Interdisciplinary Excellence Prize 2008 in recognition of her having created an innovative bridge between scientific/technological and artistic domains. Besides composing chamber music with electronics, she regularly performs as a soloist and improviser, among others with the duet Beta Lyræ (Terri Hron) and Ensemble SuperMusique. Over the years her compositions have been performed in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, the U.K. and the U.S., either by herself or various ensembles.
Dancer : Anne Plamondon
Musician : Patrice Richer, trombone