Drawing its inspiration from all possible futures, WOULD is a meditation on potentiality, utopia, and our mania for projecting ourselves into the future. Imagining the best, fearing the worst. And adapting as best we can to the present. Fuelled by the energy of two powerful dancers, WOULD is a reflection on the failures, falls and miscues that inevitably mark our imperfect paths. Marc Boivin and Kate Holden confront each other like two wild beasts warily approaching each other.

For this piece, Marc Boivin received the 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance—Male.

In 2015, Mélanie Demers received the CALQ Prize for Best Choreographic Work in 2014-2015 for WOULD in the context of Les Prix de la danse.

WOULD | teaser from MAYDAY / Mélanie Demers on Vimeo.


Direction, text and choreography: Mélanie Demers with the collaboration of the performers

On stage: Marc Boivin, Kate Holden

Texts : Mélanie Demers with the collaboration of the performers

Rehearsal assistant: Anne-Marie Jourdenais

Original Lighting: Alexandre Pilon-Guay

Music: Joshua Van Tassel

Technical direction: François Marceau

Voice work: Sabrina Reeves

Photos: Mathieu Doyon & Jeremy Mimnagh

Production: MAYDAY and firstthingsfirst

Promotion: Art Circulation

Choreographer: Mélanie Demers

Production: MAYDAY and firstthingsfirst