APPEL DE PROJETS | Création et diffusion de spectacle en arts de rue


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The call for projects for the creation and dissemination of street art performances, launched by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, the Conseil des arts de Montréal and the National Theatre School of Canada, aimed to give creators the opportunity to conceive and present a medium or large-scale street art performance designed for the public space. The winning collective is composed of Claire Jeannot and Geneviève Lauzon, artistic directors, choreographers and performers, whose proposal will be unveiled shortly and whose performances will take place in August in the Place de la Paix.

Claire Jeannot

Discovering new dreamworlds and, through movement, sharing them with everyone. Dancer and choreographer Claire Jeannot has let words be her guide since her university days. Since completing her bachelor’s degree in dance (performance option) at UQAM (2015), she has continued to refine her technique and artistic sensibility while travelling far and wide. From France (bachelor’s in Art and Culture) to Italy (Art Factory International program) to Australia, where she presented the performance installation Here, Elsewhere at the Adelaide Fringe Festival (2019), Claire has remained committed to kinesthetic empathy as a vehicle for sharing and communication.

As a little girl, she loved climbing trees, and so she was eager to enter the world of vertical or aerial dance on walls in 2021. Armed with a wealth of experience in floorwork, improvisation, somatic methods, ballet and yoga, she embarked on new creative endeavours as co-artistic director with Geneviève Lauzon in 2022.

Her work is ambivalent, featuring ethereal gestures and yet firmly anchored in its environment. It was presented at the visual arts exhibition Fatale Art in 2021, Livart in 2018 and the Festival des Arts de Ruelle (FAR) in 2020 and 2021. At the latter festival she received the CDA prize (2020) and RAR prize (2021). She has also been a performer, including for Compagnie Le Black Hole — Art chorégraphique (LBH) in Montreal since 2015, for the projects of Chloé Bourdages Roy in 2017 and for Claudia Chan Tak in 2018. She is the co-choreographer of Corps Communs (LBH), presented at the St-Ambroise Fringe Festival in June 2022.

Claire is inquisitive and passionate, and she quickly embraced in situ performance. The approach intensifies the artist’s presence in the moment and builds connections with the audience. She also works in cultural outreach through her administrative position with Agence CAPAS and the Une École montréalaise pour tous program with Système D/Dominique Porte in 2022.

Geneviève Lauzon

Geneviève is a dancer, choreographer and teacher who holds a bachelor’s degree in contemporary dance from UQAM. As a performer, she works with the Sursaut company, whose works for young audiences have been presented across Canada and internationally. She is a versatile artist who also works with choreographers Julie Lebel (Foolish Opérations), Philippe Meunier and Ian Yaworski (Les Archipels), Marie-Pier Gilbert and Julie Tymchuk (Projet HELMUT) and Philippe Dandonneau, on stage and in situ projects alike. She has excelled in pieces featuring contemporary dance, urban dance, contemporary jig, jazz and dance-theatre on several Montreal stages, including Tangente Danse, Festival Quartiers Danses, ZH Festival, Phenomena, Vue sur la relève and Tangente Danse Buissonnière.

As a choreographer, Geneviève has a passion for in situ art, and has undertaken a reflection on the artist’s relationship with the performance space and the audience. Such questions are central to her projects, such as Moi | ioT, a duet presented in Quebec and France (Jouer Dehors, Festival Quartiers Danses, Maison du Québec in St-Malo). Since then, she has advanced her approach and research on public space with À l’aube d’un geste, created in collaboration with the urban art collective Le Pictographe, and the roving performance Connexions Momentanées, of which she is co-artistic director with Marie-Pier Gilbert. Since 2007, she has also specialized in coordinating and creating choreography for large-scale events involving hundreds of participants (Festival Juste pour Rire, Terra Karnaval, Montreal 375, Fête nationale). Geneviève works with several vocal ensembles (Les petits chanteurs de Laval, Les Enchanteurs) as a choreographer and director, using creation as an educational tool to democratize dance through another artistic medium.