Director, A Shared Solitude

Louis-Martin-CharestFilmmaker and choreographer, Louis-Martin is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School. He danced for Ottawa Ballet, the National Ballet of Portugal, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Ciné Qua Non Média. Alongside his interpretive endeavors, he choreographed over 30 works for such companies as BJM-Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Ottawa Ballet, Ballet Jorgen, Bouchardanse, l’École supérieure de ballet du Québec and Arts Umbrella. Wanting to weave dance and cinema, Louis-Martin founded LIBERAMÆ performance and films in 2005, which he now co-directs with Alisia Pobega. The company produces works for both film and stage, creating choreographic works, fiction as well as documentaries.

Since 2001, Louis-Martin has been working as a director and collaborating with arts organizations such as Kidd Pivot/Crystal Pite, BJM, Théâtre Hector Charland, Usine C, l’École de danse de Québec, l’École supérieure de ballet du Québec, Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur, Jane Mappin Danse, PPS Danse, Création Estelle Clareton and Fondation Margie Gillis. As a documentary filmmaker, he directed two short docs for CBC’s Exhibitionists. His next project, I Am We Are One, is about a group of differently abled dancers, and will grace the screens in the near future.

Serving the business community, Louis-Martin has also collaborated with such organizations as Hydro-Québec, lemay architecture, Canal Évasion et Desjardins. In 2017, Louis-Martin returned to the stage in Absorbed in Silence by choreographer Victoria May, and the following year in SILK by choreographer Jane Mappin. As a proponent of conveying authenticity in a role as an artist, Louis-Martin also teaches acting for dancers through improvisation workshops.