Born in Montreal, Quebec (Canada), SIMON GÉLINAS BEAUREGARD is primarily interested in film and visual arts. Passionate about martial arts, his interest in the moving body led him gradually towards contemporary dance until he obtained a DEC in dance at Collège Montmorency in Laval, then a DEC in dance-interpretation at the École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal (EDCMTL) in 2013.
In the fall of 2012, her training led her to participate in the transposition of Jean-Sébastien Lourdais’ Trois Peaux with Montréal Danse and also to collaborate with choreographers such as Harold Rhéaume, Chanti Wadge, Pierre Lecours and Emmanuel Jouthe. In May 2013, he also took over Danièle Desnoyers’ Devouring the Sky as part of his training.
In June 2013, he presented at the Festival Saint-Ambroise FRINGE 2013 Bella Bestia, a choreography created in partnership with Elizabeth Suich. In the summer of 2013, he began a collaboration with choreographer Marie Béland for the FLY project as well as Vie et mort de l’élégance, which will be presented in France in September 2013.
Simon is also involved in several projects within the EDCMTL Incubator Project as well as Passerelle 840 at the UQAM Piscine-Théâtre, whether as a dancer, choreographer, consultant or technician.
Simon wants to explore how different movement arts such as dance and martial arts can feed each other and how they can bring a new body consciousness to our daily lives. He is also interested in the link between dance, lighting and new technologies.
Related work: Figures de silence, Vie et mort de l’élégance