Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser

Marie Béland

Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser (God Did not Create You to Dance) glorifies contemporary dance as it is, in all its plurality, with its strengths, idiosyncrasies and

flaws. Through its mocking airs, the piece draws the portrait of that It factor, of these « je-ne-sais-quoi » (indescribable qualities) defining dance and what we enjoy in it.

Beyond its apparent lightness, Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser openly questions our tastes (even the supposedly indisputable ones), our expectations and our appreciations of dance shows. What touches us, entertains us, makes us think? Don’t our failures and mistakes sometimes reveal themselves as fragile, human, alive and moving?



Marie Béland

Dancers and collaborators to the creative process

Dany Desjardins, Zoey Gauld, Simon-Xavier Lefebvre, Anne Thériault

Musical selection and DJ

MC Gilles


Katya Montaignac

Rehearsal directors

Marilyne St-Sauveur and Rachel Harris

Light designer

Alexandre Pilon-Guay

Costume designer

Marie Béland, assisted by Sarah Dubé

Technical direction

Mélanie Primeau


Art Circulation


Sandrick Mathurin