Choreographic exchanges Québec | Bassano del Grappa

Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, in partnership with Circuit-Est, Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Comune di Bassano del Grappa and Instituto di Cultura Montréal, offers to Marilyn Daoust (QC) and Matteo Marchesi (ITA) two joint research and creative residences. They are artistically accompanied by Ginelle Chagnon, first in Italy from August 1st to August 8, 2023, and then in Montreal from August 11 to September 29, 2023,

Marilyn Douast (QC)

Marilyn Daoust is a performer and creator in dance, theater and everything in between. A graduate of UQAM in dance interpretation, Marilyn Daoust has twice been awarded to perfect her skills in Catalonia and Austria, in addition to training in Chile and Belgium. As a performer, both as a dancer and an actress, depending on the project, she is part of 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. In 2022, she had the privilege of learning and performing Louise Bédard's landmark solo "La femme ovale", originally presented in 2003.

With creator and performer Gabriel Léger-Savard, she created Le temps des fruits first presented as a webcast at Tangente (2021), then on tour in Abitibi (2022). This interdisciplinary creation, which thrills her more than ever, earned them the Prix Culture de LOJIQ in 2019, and the Sélection Nationale de RIDEAU (in 2022 and 2023). She then co-directed and choreographed "L du Déluge", a text by Gabriel Léger-Savard featuring 12 performers on stage and 20 collaborators. This piece was presented at La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines in November and December 2022 for 7 performances.

At the same time, Marilyn has taken on numerous choreographic commissions in theatres.

Matteo Marchesi (ITA) 

Matteo Marchesi, born in 1987, 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 (Milan) and in dance disciplines in the private Dance Academy Aloysius (Milan). Since 2009 until 2018 he collaborated as curator for people with Autism in creative processes across music, visual arts and body motion, for performances and installations. Matteo’s choreographic research brought him across the practices and processes of Roberta Mosca, Tilman O’Donnell and Keren Rosenberg in the years. In 2018 he collaborates with Interno13 Gallery, Fondazione Carisma and Doc. Stefania Becciu for the project In-Touch sharing dance practices in visual art spaces with families touched by cognitive diseases to raise life quality conditions. Since 2018 he collaborates with Silvia Gribaudi as performer in the productions and tournée of “Felice” and “Graces”, in community projects and video productions, and since 2018 he is Associated Artist of Associazione Culturale Zebra with the artistic direction of Chiara Frigo and Silvia Gribaudi, supporting productions, researches and community projects. Matteo’s artistic processes are dance-based, strongly related to improvisation technologies, community narratives, relational and cross-disciplinary soft skills.


September 29, 2023 at 5:30 pm - Free
Studio Peter-Boneham, é
difice Jean-Pierre-Perreault
2022, Sherbrooke East street
(Québec) H2K 1B9
Montréal / Tiohtiá:ke 

Credits: Lucy Fandel © Bailey Eng - Alexandre Morin © Jonathan Goulet - Davide Valrosso © Debiasio