Event

Danses Kaléidoscopiques (a work in progress)

Presented by Manon De Pauw and Pierre-Marc Ouellette
1-4 p.m. – OPEN STUDIO
4-5 p.m. – PERFORMANCE

Kaleidoscopic Dances is an installation-performance project that puts forward a hybrid artistic form linking dance, performance, visual and media arts. The project is based on a historical research on Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet (1922), from which we examine the links between body, image and technology. We explore the meeting between the performers and a visual device made of mirrors and live video projections. 

Our current exploration aims to further the potential of the device and to complicate the appearance and disappearance of bodies in the image.


Bio : Manon De Pauw

Manon De Pauw’s work has been shown at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, La Chapelle Theater, Centro Nacional de las artes in Mexico, the Art Film Festival and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, among others. In 2009, the UQAM Gallery and curator Louise Déry presented the exhibition Manon De Pauw – Intrigues, which circulated notably at the Musée Régional de Rimouski (2011) and at the Canadian Cultural Center in Paris (2012). In 2010, she directed the exhibition Acts of Presence as guest curator at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art as part of her series Point de vue sur la collection. In 2011, she was the Quebec finalist for the Sobey Prize for the Arts, and in 2012, the Visual Arts Winner of the Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award.  In ten years, Manon De Pauw collaborated notably with the choreographer Danièle Desnoyers, the musicians André Pappathomas, Joane Hétu and Philippe B and the director Denis Lavalou. In 2014, she presented at Usine C the interdisciplinary performance La matière ordinaire as part of the Festival Temps d’Images. In the spring of 2017, she presented Somatic Cocoons at Agora de la danse in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Pierre-Marc Ouellette. Manon De Pauw lives and works in Montreal. She is represented by the Divison Gallery. She is Professor at the School of Visual and Media Arts at UQÀM.


Bio : Pierre-Marc Ouellette 

Pierre-Marc Ouellette completed his training at l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (EDCM) in 2005. From 2007 to 2017, he worked as a performer for the company Carré des Lombes by choreographer Danièle Desnoyers. In this company, he danced in Play It again! and collaborated in the creation of Là où je vis, Hozhro, Dévorer le ciel, Sous la peau, la nuit, Paradoxe Mélodie and Anatomie d’un souffle. In addition to taking part in several international tours, Pierre-Marc has also participated in various projects initiated by various choreographers, including Paul-André Fortier, Harold Rhéaume, Erin Flynn and Deborah Dunn. Recipient of a Canada Council scholarship in 2009 and 2013, he has perfected in Vienna and New York. As a choreographer, he created Le show off, presented in 2010 in Tangente, then Les Angèles (collective creation) at the La Chapelle theater in 2012 and Cocons somatiques, with visual artist Manon De Pauw in 2017 at the Agora de la danse. Pierre-Marc has taught Danièle Desnoyers’s repertoire at UQAM, EDCM and in various professional dancer workshops (Springboard, Circuit-Est). In 2018, he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Art History at UQAM, is enrolled in the Individualized Masters of Concordia University and has created a piece for the first year group of EDCM students. His master’s project is supported by CRSH and FQRSC.