Choreographic exchanges Québec/Bassano Del Grappa 2023-2024

We are delighted to announce that artists Marilyn Daoust (QC) and Matteo Marchesi (ITA) will benefit from a research and creative residency as part of the Québec/Bassano del Grappa choreographic exchanges. This project is offered by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, in partnership with Circuit-Est, Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Comune di Bassano del Grappa and Istituto Italiano di Cultura Montréal

The residency will take place jointly in Italy from August 7 to September 3, 2023, and then in Circuit-Est from September 4 to 29, 2023. The choreographers will be accompanied by Ginelle Chagnon.


Marilyn Daoust is an interpreter and creator in dance, theatre and everything in between. First graduated in dance interpretation at UQAM (2011), she now works as a dancer as well as an actress according to the projects. She takes part in the worlds of Manon Oligny, Louise Bédard, Marie Béland, Angela Konrad, Jessica Poirier-Chang, Julie Artacho, Liliane Moussa, Jean-François Guilbault, Théâtre I.N.K., Julien Blais, Daina Ashbee, Lucie Grégoire and Cirque du Soleil. She signed Le temps des fruits with Gabriel Léger-Savard, a piece presented on webcast in Tangente (2021), then on tour in Abitibi (2022). This interdisciplinary creation earned them the LOJIQ Culture Award (2019) and the RIDEAU National Selection (2022 and 2023). Marilyn is animated by this balance between the unspeakable load of bodies and the frank connections with the public, allowed by words. Their recent creation L du Déluge, presented at La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, is carried by an inspiring team of 12 performers and 20 collaborators. Built around a mourning in love, this piece traces the parallels between an intimate and collective reconstruction. Marilyn also has multiple choreographic commissions in the theatre community each year. She is also currently creating Material Relations with Danish artist Anna Stamp Møller, in residencies in Denmark and Belgium.


Matteo Marchesi is an Italian dancer and choreographer. He comes from a mixed media background across academic studies in set design and visual arts at Fine Arts Academy of Brera and in dance disciplines at the Dance Academy Aloysius, both in Milan. His choreographic research brought him across the practices and processes of choreographers and artists Roberta Mosca, Tilman O’Donnell and Keren Rosenberg. Since 2018 he collaborates with Silvia Gribaudi as performer in the productions and tournée of Felice and Graces, in community projects and video productions. He became Associated Artist of Associazione Culturale Zebra in 2018 with the artistic direction of Chiara Frigo and Silvia Gribaudi, supporting productions, researches and community projects. Matteo’s artistic processes are bases on dance, improvisation technologies, community narratives, relational and cross-disciplinary soft skills.

Crédits: édifice Jean-Pierre-Perreault © Vanessa Forget - Marilyn Daoust © Robin Pineda Gould - Matteo Marchesi © Gabriele Pandolfi