Danièle Desnoyers/Le Carré des Lombes

Artistic Director: Danièle Desnoyers
Member since: 1989


Since the 1990s Danièle Desnoyers has taken her company, Le Carré des Lombes, on a unique trajectory, far from the beaten paths, across the landscape of international contemporary dance. Her repertoire, composed of some twenty works (Discordantia, Concerto grosso pour corps et surface métallique, Bataille, Duos pour corps et instruments, Play it Again!, Là où je vis, Dévorer le ciel, Paradoxe Mélodie, etc.), reflects an artistic vision in which dance, music, the visual arts and technologies are intertwined. The raw materials of sound, her dramaturgical matrix, give the choreographer a degree of abstraction that she applies directly to the language of the body. As her flagship work, Duos pour corps et instruments (2003), continues to tour internationally, she is working on a new choreographic project entitled Unfold/7 perspectives, the premiere of which is slated for the spring of 2019.
Danièle Desnoyers has also created a dozen commissioning works for Canadian and foreign companies. With Le Carré des Lombes, she has been welcomed in residence on numerous occasions, in Quebec and abroad, in addition to receiving the support of numerous co-producers.

Complete history: http://www.lecarredeslombes.com/en/historique



UNFOLD | 7 perspectives (excerpts) OFF-CINARS 2018
November 13, 2018 | Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique – Studio Jeanne-Renaud | Montréal [Québec]
Professionnals only
November 14, 2018 | Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique – Studio Jeanne-Renaud | Montréal [Québec]
Professionnals only

UNFOLD | Une conférence dansée
November 21, 2018 | SPEC du Haut Richelieu | Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu [Québec]
February 17, 2019 | RIDEAU 2019 | Québec [Québec]
May 9, 2019 | Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de Grâce | Montréal [Québec]

Duos pour corps et instruments, une [re] création
January 16-17 2019 | Suzanne Dellal Centre |  Tel-Aviv [Israël]

UNFOLD | 7 perspectives
May 30 and 31 and June 1st, 2019 | Festival TransAmériques, édifice Wilder | Montréal [Québec] WORLD PREMIERE
November 27, 2019 | Théâtre Outremont | Montréal [Québec]


Danièle Desnoyers has been a member of the dance faculty of the Université du Québec à Montréal since 2012. It is there that she received the bulk of her professional training.

Other Activities

Septembre 3 to 22, 2018 | Creation residence at Montpellier Danse, dans le studio Cunningham de l’Agora, cité internationale de la danse
Octobre 1 to 13, 2018 | Creation residence at Armunia, Castello Pasquini in Castiglioncello/Italia
Octobre 21 to 28, 2018 | Workshop at the Bienal Internacional de Dança do Ceará, Brazil
May 23, 2019 | Foundraising campaign The Choreographic Minutes | Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique | Montréal [Québec]

Photo : Paige Culley,  Louis-Elyan Martin, Myriam Arseneault, Milan Panet-Gigon, Nicolas Patry and Brontë Poiré-Prest in UNFOLD | 7 perspectives by Danièle Desnoyers/Le Carré des Lombes © John Londono