Dany Desjardins began his artistic approach at a very young age through drawing and theatre. After his studies in visual arts at Alma, he completed a dance program in Drummondville and continued his studies at LADMMI in Montreal. Since March 2007, Dany has worked for the company Marie Chouinard, PPS Danse, Dave St-Pierre inc, Bouge de là, KparK, maribé – sors de ce corps, and collaborated with choreographers Catherine Gaudet, George Stamos, Emmanuel Jouthe, David Pressault and Kathy Ward.
He composes Shitoi & Dordur for Danses Buissonnières 2007 les classes. With this same piece, he participated in the Festival TransAtlantique, Vue sur la relève and won the Cirque du soleil grant in 2008. He then presents his second piece All villains have a broken heart as part of Danse Buissonnière 2008_les gradués, and was part of OFFTA’s 2009 program. From CALQ, Dany received a residency grant in Berlin where he created the solo On Air presented at Tangente, Piss in the pool and the Transatlantique festival. Pow Wow was presented at Théâtre Lachapelle in October 2011 and his latest solo project Winnin’ in December 2014. As a movement consultant, he collaborates with the company La Tortue Noire and creates Daidalos in 2012.
Photo : Ulysse del Drago