Louise Bédard Danse

Artistic Director: Louise Bédard
Member since: 1987 [founding member]

Initially acclaimed for her exceptional sense of dance movement and powerful simplicity as a performer, Louise Bédard later turned her attention to choreography. In 1987 she co-founded Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique and in 1990 founded her own company, Louise Bédard Danse, which focuses on creation, artistic heritage transmission and access to arts, notably through its commitments to cultural mediation.

Louise Bédard has created more than 30 dance pieces for her company as well as 15 commissions for other groups and artists. Louise creates and presents her works as structures in successive layers that render her imagination in its fullest expression. Urban spaces, non-conventional performance venues, visual arts, quotidian objects are often at the heart of her dance creations. The dimension and interactions between different generations of dancers are also integral to her work as in her last show La Démarquise, with five powerful female dancers and the reprise of Cartes postales de Chimère. Winner of numerous awards and nominated for the 31st Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal in 2016, Louise Bédard Danse works constantly to innovate ways of creating and thinking about contemporary dance.



June 2018 | Residency at Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique | Montréal [Québec]



VU – Vibrations Urbaines  [2018]
August, 15 2018 | Square Cabot, Arrondissement Ville-Marie | Montréal [Québec]
August, 24 and 25, 2018 | Festival de théâtre de rue de Lachine | Montréal [Québec]
August 29, 2018 | Rue Prince-Arthur (Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal) | Montréal [Québec]

Les main froissées  [2018]
August 29, 2018 | Rue Prince-Arthur (Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal) | Montréal [Québec]
August 30, 2018 | La Friche au Pied-du-Courant (Escales Improbables de Montréal) | Montréal [Québec]

Au bord des lèvres  [work in progress]
November 13, 2018 | Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique – Studio Peter-Boneham | Montréal [Québec]
November 14, 2018 | Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique – Studio Peter-Boneham | Montréal [Québec]


Other activities

June 23 to July 15, 2018 | exhibition CRUX- une installation vivante (series of photo-montages by Louise Bédard) | Georgeville [Québec]
November 27, 2018 | Open rehearsal fundraising campaign Les Beaux-Duos | Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique – Studio Jeanne-Renaud | Montréal [Québec]
January 16 to February 17, 2019 | research residency at Tabakalera culturel centrel |Donostia-San Sebastian [Basque country]
February 16 to March 16, 2019 | creation-production of a group piece at DANTZAZ  | Errenteria (Gipuzkoa) [Basque country]
April 11 to 27, 2019 | Louise Bédard performs in Ombre Eurydice parle at Théâtre Prospero | Montréal [Québec]

Photo: Louise Bédard © Angelo Barsetti