MAYDAY

www.maydaydanse.ca
Artistic Director: Mélanie Demers
Member since: 2012
info@maydaydanse.ca

Mélanie Demers is a choreographer, word lover, moviegoer and art addict established in Montreal where she founded the dance company MAYDAY in 2007. She graduated in 1996 and started her career working with emerging choreographers before joining O Vertigo with whom she collaborated for nearly ten years. In parallel, she was already developing and building her craft as a creator. Her work has charmed by its originality, intensity and its complexity, exploring the darker zones of the human condition. Socially engaged as an artist, Mélanie Demers travelled to teach dance in Kenya, Niger, Brazil and Haiti, amongst other destinations. The harsh reality of the developing countries strengthened her beliefs that the role of art is to address political issues and to stimulate a debate of ideas. Les Angles Morts (2006), Sauver sa peau (2008), Junkyard/Paradis (2010), Goodbye (2012), MAYDAY remix (2013) and WOULD (2013) have all been created from this perspective. To date, Mélanie Demers choreographed over twenty works and was presented in some thirty cities across Europe, America, Africa and Asia.

Creation

Icône Pop : a solo interpreted by Mélanie Demers on a Stabat Mater for Operaestate Festival presented from 26 to 28 August 2016 in Bassano del Grappa.

Something About Wilderness : commission for 9 dancers created by Mélanie Demers and Laïla Diallo, in Malmö, Sweden. The work will premiere on May 26, 2017, at Skanes Dansteater.

Diffusion

Animal Triste
February 21-25, 2017 | Agora de la danse | Montréal [Québec]
June 6, 2016 | Canada Dance Festival | Ottawa [Canada]

WOULD [2013]
March 24, 2017 | Festival Accès Danse | Châteauguay [Québec]
October 29, 2016 | Théâtre du Bic | Le Bic [Québec]
October 21, 2016 | Atlantic Dance Festival | Moncton [New-Brunswick]
October 12, 2016 | Théâtre Lionel-Groulx | Ste-Thérèse [Québec]

La Meute
June 3, 2016 | OFFTA, Jardins Gamelin | Montréal [Québec]

Pluton - Acte 2
May 28-30, 2016 | TransAmériques Festival, Agora de la danse | Montréal [Québec]