August 25 and 26, 2018: the original version of Danse Mutante presented as part of the Festival B.Motion (Bassano del Grappa, Italy)

Danse Mutante is a duo performed by Francis Ducharme and Riley Sims destined to multiple mutations as it will pass through the hands of four fierce female choreographers scattered on three continents: Mélanie Demers (Montreal), Ann Liv Young (New York), Kettly Noël (Bamako) and Ann Van den Broek (Antwerp/Rotterdam). According to a set of parameters (working with two performers, a limited period of creation, duration, etc.), each choreographer is invited to create her own version of the piece by remixing, reinventing and corrupting as she pleases its last version.

At the end, all the mutations will be presented in Montreal and in the choreographers’ cities, in a marathon event orchestrated by Mélanie Demers.

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Photo: Riley Sims, Francis Ducharme © Mathieu Doyon