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Marie Chouinard

Choreographer

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Louis Dufort

Composer

Discover the joint creation of choreographer Marie Chouinard and composer Louis Dufort.  Danced by Valeria Galluccio and music performed by Alexandre Lavoie.

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Choreographer : Marie Chouinard

Dancer and choreographer Marie Chouinard is the founding president of the Prix de la Danse de Montréal and director of the dance department for the Venice Biennale. In 1986 Chouinard, already a celebrated solo performer, founded COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD, which soon earned an international reputation. Many of her works have been incorporated into the repertories of major ballet companies. An author and set, costume, sound and light designer, her body of work even includes applications, multimedia (Cantique no 3, Icônes and CORPS CÉLESTES) and film (BODY rEMIX/les vARIATIONS gOLDBERG and MARIE CHOUINARD: LESACRE DU PRINTEMPS, as well as the video Jamais by Serge Fiori), exhibitions (DESSINS, zéro douze), a photography installation (Paradisi Gloria) and a book of poems, Chantier des extases. In 2019, Chouinard published the book ZÉRO DOUZE with Éditions du passage.

A true cultural ambassador for Québec, Marie Chouinard has won many awards and honours for her contribution to the arts. They include the Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Governor General’s Award, the Positano Award and a Bessie Award. She has been appointed to the Order of Canada, the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France, and the Ordre national des arts et des lettres du Québec.

Marie Chouinard’s name is listed in Le Petit Larousse illustré, in 2010 and in Le Robert in 2011.

Composer : Louis Dufort

Louis Dufort is a Montreal composer. His many productions are in a variety of mediums: fixed, mixed media with live processing, visual music and installations. He has received commissions from numerous ensembles and music organizations: ACREQ, SMCQ, RÉSEAUX, Chants libres, Codes d’Accès, ECM, Quatuor de saxophones Quasar, Quatuor Bozzini, Ubisoft, Musée Pointe-à-Callière, ZKM, SIXTRUM et Radio-Canada. He has also been a regular contributor to COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD since 1996. In 2018, he composed the soundtrack for Denys Arcand’s latest film, The Fall of the American Empire. In addition to his creative work, Louis Dufort teaches composition at the Montreal Conservatory of Music and is artistic director of the AKOUSMA festival for which he received an Opus prize for artistic director of the year in 2018.

Dancer : Valeria Galluccio

Musician : Alexandre Lavoie, percussion