Montréal, November 22, 2022
Catherine Gaudet, winner of the GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL 2022,
presented by Québecor and la Ville de Montréal
Catherine Gaudet immediately asserts herself as a choreographer with a strong and singular signature. She is particularly interested in the transformations of the body generated by the ambiguity that animates the being. She approaches her choreographic work as a study of the unconscious and elusive aspect of the human being and wishes to reveal what it seeks to conceal. She develops a physicality where the body becomes a place of resonance of the complex and contradictory sensations that rumble under the flesh.
In 2020, she continued her research on ambiguity as a vector of sensation and evocation with Se dissoudre, a creation for an interpreter. Having reached the maturity of her artistic language, choreographer Catherine Gaudet sets out in search of a space under the bodies where desires can be reborn despite the weight of constraint in Les jolies choses. Since 2018, she is a member of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique and associate creator at DLD (Daniel Léveillé Danse).
Mélanie Demers receives the Prix du CALQ pour la meilleure œuvre chorégraphique de la saison artistique in Quebec for Confession Publique
General and Artistic Director, but above all choreographer of MAYDAY, and member of Circuit-Est for over ten years, Mélanie Demers uses the stage as a platform to question the role of the artist and as a space to reflect collectively on the fate of the world and of individuals. Her works highlight the darker side of the human condition. In 2021, she received the prestigious GRAND PRIX de la danse at Espace Marie Chouinard.
" What a joy for Circuit-Est to see two of its members honoured by the PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL! The intensity of Catherine Gaudet’s works, with its striking finesse and subtlety, fully justifies this honour. Que de jolies choses! Congratulations Catherine!
On the other hand, the excellence of Mélanie’s work is once again rewarded. Confession publique is a stunning and courageous exposure. With the complicity of Angélique Willkie, of an unparalleled generosity and authenticity, these two great ladies of contemporary dance have given us a memorable show.
On behalf of the entire team and all the members of Circuit-Est, I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to Catherine for this GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE, to Mélanie for this second Prix du CALQ pour la meilleure œuvre chorégraphique and to Angélique for this Prix de la danse de Montréal, category PERFORMER. Hats off to you ladies! "
Francine Gagné - Executive and Artistic Director of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique
Circuit-Est also wants to congratulate
all the winners of the PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL 2022
The Prix de la danse de Montréal, Category INTERPRÈTE
presented by le Regroupement québécois de la danse and la Caisse Desjardins de la Culture
The Prix de la danse de Montréal, Category RÉVÉLATION
presented by l’Agora de la danse and Tangente
LYDIE REVEZ and
The Prix de la danse de Montréal, Category GESTIONNAIRE CULTUREL·LE
presented by Diagramme – gestion culturelle
The Prix de la danse de Montréal, Category CONTRIBUTION EXCEPTIONNELLE
Prix Ethel Bruneau
presented by the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) and Danse Danse
CLAUDIA CHAN TAK
ENVOL, le Prix pour la diversité culturelle et les pratiques inclusives en danse
presented by le Conseil des arts de Montréal
presented by PPS Danse and Bernard Lagacé
Crédits : Ginelle Chagnon, Claudia Chan Tak, Paul Chambers, Mélanie Demers, Catherine Gaudet, Lydie Revez, Mickaël Spinnhirny, Lucie Boissinot and Angélique Willkie © Vanessa Fortin - Catherine Gaudet © Vanessa Fortin - Mélanie Demers and Angélique Willkie © Vanessa Fortin - Ginelle Chagnon, Claudia Chan Tak, Paul Chambers, Mélanie Demers, Catherine Gaudet, Lydie Revez, Mickaël Spinnhirny, Lucie Boissinot and Angélique Willkie © Vanessa Fortin - Ginelle Chagnon © Vanessa Fortin - Mélanie Demers © Vanessa Fortin - Catherine Gaudet © Vanessa Fortin - Angélique Willkie © Vanessa Fortin