Et Marianne et Simon

Artistic Directors: Catherine Tardif and Michel F. Côté
Member since: 2003

Choreographer and dancer, Catherine Tardif danced for the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, Carbone 14, Le Carré des Lombes, Fortier Danse-Création and Montreal Danse, where she also acted as choreographer. Her work has been presented in Europe, the United States and Canada. She has to her credit several collaborations in theater and created in 2001 the company Et Marianne et Simon, in which she worked as artistic director and choreographer. In 2013, Catherine Tardif led the project of cultural mediation Alors, on danse ?, in collaboration with Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, creating a piece for fifteen participants, blind and partially sighted people aged 8-76 years. Catherine Tardif is a lecturer at the University of Quebec in Montreal.

A storyteller and sporadic musician, Michel F Côté has recorded and played with some of the most renowned musical creators in the world: Hilton Cravis III, Rev. Trevor Doldinger Jr, Béatrice “Bébé” Berlegot, Solidman Baktouf, Hamirad Halchenet, and Pandit Hariprasad Chausaria. We can find him hiding in the shadow of the spotlight, backing up these acts: Mecha Fixes Clocks, Klaxon Gueule, Quatuor minéraliste, and Tiari Kese  a duo with himself. He composes a great deal for theatre and dance projects. Indeed, he has over a hundred projects under his belt, making him a very prolific composer/designer. He has partnered up with Catherine Tardif as co-artistic directors for the dance company Et Marianne et Simon (6,3 évanouissements (2014), Salle de montre). He is also dreaming up schemes with Catherine Lavoie-Marcus (Schizes sur le sundae). Together, they collaborate on the magazine esse.



Winter 2018 | Catherine Tardif conducts a creation for the second year students of the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal.


March – April 2018 : Catherine Tardif rehearses with Alexia Bürger at the Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui for the piece Les Hardings, in which she created the choreographies.

April 2018 : Michel F. Côté composes the music for the presentation of Silence, ON danse !, a cultural mediation project by Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique.

April 26 to 28 + May 2 and 3, 2018 : Catherine Tardif performs La fille d’à côté with its creator Josiane Bernier at La Rotonde (Québec)

December 17 to 21, 2018 : Catherine Tardif works with Brice Noeser for the revival of Ruminant Ruminant (french version) which will be presented in Bordeaux in January 2019Catherine Tardif has been an external eye on this project since 2014.

January 10 to 15, 2019 :  Catherine Tardif works on the spanish version of Ruminant Ruminant.  The piece will be presented in Bilbao in January 2019.

Photo : Catherine Tardif, Michel F. Côté © Rolline Laporte