Her movement vocabulary draws together physical energy, absurd humor, pop culture, and audience involvement, in a juxtaposition of the senses that is as surprising as it is joyful. Dance company maribé – sors de ce corps is a member of Circuit-Est Choreographic Center and is administrated by Diagramme Gestion culturelle. It is a member-company of Art Circulation since 2013.
Marie Béland is a dance artist based in Montreal, Canada. She graduated from the University of Québec in Montreal (UQAM), where she received the William Douglas Award of Excellence as a student in dance creation. In 2005, she founded her company, maribé – sors de ce corps and created maribé – live in Montréal during a summer residency at Studio 303, and then Twis-manivelle, declared one of the top 5 dance performances of 2005 by ICI magazine. Then comes Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser, presented at Tangente in October 2008 and toured in the Maisons de la Culture de Montréal (a system of neighbourhood theatres) thanks to the Montreal Arts Council, RAYON X : a true decoy story, co-presented by Tangente and the Festival Les Coups de Théâtre, BEHIND : une danse dont vous êtes le héros, which has been performed again at the Festival TransAmériques in 2011 and at the Festival ArtDanThé (FR) in 2012, Vie et mort de l’élégance (2012), which won a silver medal at the Jeux de la Francophonie (FR) in September 2013, Révélations, presented in the Festival GREC (ES), BLEU – VERT – ROUGE (2013), presented last winter at l’Agora de la danse and finally BETWEEN (2015), presented in double feature with BEHIND : une danse dont vous êtes le héros at Festival ArtDanThé (FR) and Théâtre 140 (BR) in 2015, and at l’Agora de la danse (February, 2016). Marie is currently working on the creation of BESIDE, third and final part of the B-B-B trilogy, in a continued partnership with Montréal Danse. Parallel to her work on stage, Marie Béland is interested in site-specific performance, multidisciplinary work and teaching. She is a founding member of La 2e Porte à Gauche, an organization that creates and produces contemporary dance events which aim to question different relationships between artists and their audiences.
Artistic Director : Marie Béland
Website : www.maribe.ca
Read the Carte Blanche to Marie Béland : Thoughts on the reality of fiction
maribé – sors de ce corps is supported by Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.