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La Démarquise

Louise Bédard Danse By Mark Mann La Démarquise

Rite of Spring makes an appearance in Louise Bédard’s new work La Démarquise. It’s a small reference, delivered with a wink about a quarter of the way through the 110-minute performance – one of a handful of references to canonical works of art woven into this show.

Louise Bédard Danse, Louise Bédard

La Démarquise

Performance | Spectacle

Montréal  QC
March 16-19 mars 2016
16-18 @ 7:00 | 19:00



La 2e Porte à Gauche, Danse-Cité and Agora de la danse By Philip Szporer Pluton

At the heart of Pluton (French for Pluto) is something quite unique. If the former planet Pluto is now an allegorical term for being ruled out, these here are dance artists who are not okay with being forgotten about – they are speaking up.

Louise Bédard, Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault

Ateliers pour non-danseurs : Au cœur des œuvres de Louise Bédard

Workshop | Classe

Montréal  QC
October 26-2 novembre 2014
26 @ 13:00 | 1:00 & 2 @ 12:00 | 12:00

Louise Bédard, Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault

Au Coeur des Oeuvres de Louise Bédard

Performance | Spectacle

Montréal  QC
October 26-2 novembre 2014
seulement le 26 octobre & 2 novembre | Oct 26, Nov 2 only

On the Ground

A Bridge between Dance and Community

By Maude Abouche

Women of all ages from Montréal’s Ville-Marie borough experience contemporary dance first-hand, for the first time.


In and Out of Frame 

By Philip Szporer “Enfin vous zestes” Louise Bédard

Creativity is shaped in different ways, and inspiration leads to sometimes unexpected results.  

Mixed Blessings 

By Kathleen Smith Platform 33 in works by Muñoz, Itoh and Bédard  Damian Muñoz, Platform 33, Kim Itoh, Louise Bedard

There hasn’t been a Toronto show in recent memory to spawn as many heated and diverse opinions as the recent Danceworks show featuring commissioned work for a new collective called Platform 33. Audience members on the evening I attended seemed to position themselves all along the spectrum. I love when that happens, because it usually means a chord of some kind has been struck.  


between and beyond 

By Sara Porter invisible borders Louise Bédard, Doug Varone, Michael Trent, the empty collective

“invisible borders”, presented by the empty collective and Danceworks, ran November 4th through 6th at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre Theatre (formerly duMaurier Theatre Centre). The show was envisioned by dancer/choreographer Michael Trent as an exploration of a “multiplicity of viewpoints” and manifested as a mixed repertory program by choreographers with three contrasting aesthetics and from three different cities: Louise Bédard from Montréal, Doug Varone from New York, and Trent from Toronto - who was also the show’s producer and featured performer.

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