The company


MANDATES AND VALUES


Since 2005, MARIBÉ – SORS DE CE CORPS has as its mandate the creation and circulation of the projects designed by Marie Béland. It conveys the following values:

Sustainability: in the face of burnout and precariousness, let’s support the artists and workers who work in the organization: honor the invisible work, extend the life of works (reassembly/recreations, satellite works, etc.), get out of the imperatives of new work, be loyal to the teams, have a long-term vision.

Uncompromising accessibility: how can the artistic approach reach the spectators, while valuing the intellectual and conceptual complexity at the heart of the approach? Work around the works to accompany the spectators.

Feminism: support and value the work of women. Establish a board of directors based on sorority. To recognize, to participate in the empowerment and the blossoming of women in the company and in the environment.

Spirit of collaboration and friendship: working in a caring, healthy and respectful manner. Marie needs a friendly context to facilitate collaboration with interpreters, collaborators, etc. Give herself time to build these professional friendships, and cherish them.

Mutualisation: heart-sharing, that are coherent and not only responses to a state of crisis. Make the pooling of resources an environmental issue, not a financial response. Recognize and value sharing as a mechanism that generates few savings, but mutual support and understanding of each other’s realities.

Healthy responsibility: consider eco-responsibility and ethnoresponsibility gently, one step at a time, ensuring that the means follow, and avoiding generating guilt and anxiety.



ARTISTIC APPROACH


The company bases its activities on creations that explore how our bodies transform themselves in contact with the stage, whether or not they submit to its codes and conventions. Through a work on presence and performance, Marie Béland thinks, with the active contribution of the performers, on the impact on the viewer of an image of the body oscillating between the daily body, the «ordinary» movement, and its transformation into a living work of art. Drawing from our different uses of the body and the gestures that make up our daily lives, Marie organizes banal movement to make it danceable and complex. The scene then acts as a revealer of these troubled zones, playing with the true, the false and the plausible. Her creations approach live performance as a social and aesthetic phenomenon, an opportunity to study the transformations that our ordinary bodies undergo in contact with the stage. 

The stage is used as a platform from which the performers address themselves directly to the spectator. The result are playful works that highlight the codes of representation to better reveal them, but above all that, become a mirror of our social codes and the way in which our relations with the Other are organized. Questioning the being-in-scene becomes a way of inviting the spectator to question his own ways of being on a daily basis. Each work has a finely crafted choreographic score that values the complexity of the content and its purpose. The result is shows that have the power to reach the general public as the most neophytes, often teenagers. In addition, the company has demonstrated local and international outreach through the development of a network of diverse partners: specialized theatres, multidisciplinary, youth broadcasters, festivals, etc.



HISTORIC OF THE COMPANY


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Founded in 2005, the company began its activities with maribé – live in Montréal (2005) created following a summer residency at Studio 303, followed by a work for teenagers Twis-manivelle (2005), which was chosen by the newspaper ICI as one of the five best works of the year. Subsequent piece was Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser (2008-2018) which received the prize ARRIMAGES during its tour of the Maisons de la culture of Montréal and which was completely revamped in 2018 to be toured again; RAYON X : a true decoy story (2010) co-presented by Tangente and le Festival Les Coups de Théâtre which has been seen on nearly 25 times in Québec; BEHIND : une danse dont vous êtes le héros (2010) which was performed at Tangente, FTA, at Festival ArtDanThé in Vanves (France) then at Agora de la danse; Vie et mort de l’élégance (2012) that won the silver medal at the Jeux de la Francophonie 2013 (FR); BLEU – VERT – ROUGE (2013), presented at Agora de la danse; Révélations (2014), first presented in Spain and then at Tangente in Montréal in its final version; Persona (2015) created for EDCM graduates and presented in Ivory Coast during the Jeux de la Francophonie 2017, and finally BETWEEN (2015), presented in double bill with BEHIND : une danse dont vous êtes le héros at Festival ArtDanThé (FR), at Theatre 140 (BEL) at Agora de la danse and at the Festival Sounded Bodies in Zagreb (CRO). Marie finalizes BESIDE in 2019 which closes the B+B+B trilogy, still in partnership with Montréal Danse, and which has been presented in France, England and Canada. In 2021, she works on an interactive digital installation related to BESIDE, and launches Season 1 of the podcast Déplacements sonores, a sound work for and through dance made in tandem with Anne Thériault. Since her beginnings, she has carried out several residencies in Quebec and abroad (La Rotonde Québec, TanzWerkstatt Berlin, La Caldera Barcelone, Dance 4 center for choreography Nottingham, Cardiff Dance Festival, Centro per la Scena Comtemporanea Bassano del Grappa).

Marie Béland and MARIBÉ – SORS DE CE CORPS receives recurrent and/or punctual support from the three Conseil of the Arts for the research, production, diffusion and tour. Several times, the organization has benefited from residency support from the dance milieu, whether from Agora de la danse, Place des Arts, the Maisons de la culture of Montréal, the FLAK company or the dance department at UQÀM. The company is invested in resource sharing by being a member of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique since 2009 and of Art Circulation since 2013. Highlight: in 2015 the company launches its brand new visual including a new signature and a new website.


AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS


Marie Béland

New conversations, artistic exchange with the UK (British Council & High Commissioner of Canada 2019)
Obtention of the residency Duetto a tre voci (Circuit-Est and Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa, 2018)
Selected artist for the national team of Jeux de la Francophonie (CALQ, 2017)
Obtention of the residency BCN_MTL (Circuit-est and La Caldera Barcelone, 2012)
Obtention of the residency in Berlin for emerging choreographers (CALQ and TanzWerkstatt Berlin, 2010)
Fellow of the Fondation du Maire de Montréal for the Youth (2005)
Twice fellow of Young Volunteers program (2004 et 2008)
Obtention of the “Emerging artists residency” (Studio 303, 2005)
Fellow of Baccalauréat en danse at UQÀM (bourse d’excellence William Douglas, 2003)

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BESIDE pitch to Spotlight Canada at the Fringe in Edinburgh, Canada’s High Commissioner to the UK 2022
BESIDE : showcase at Focus QC 2021
Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser : Showcase at RIDEAU 2019
Supported by re-creation residency program of the Conseil des Arts de Montréal (2017-2018)
Vie et mort de l’élégance : Silver medal at Jeux de la Francophonie (Nice, France, 2013)
RAYON X : a true decoy story : Selected show for Entrées en scène Loto-Québec and showcase at RIDEAU 2012
Supported by the Cultural action program of Cirque du Soleil (2007, 2009 and 2012)
Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser : ARRIMAGES 2010 award – Jeune Chambre de Commerce of Montréal
Supported by the Libres comme l’art program of the Conseil des arts de Montréal (2009)


REPERTOIRE (selection)


BESIDE – 60 to 70 minutes

2022 : 5 representations, Maisons de la culture Montréal, in tandem with RADIOMATON
2019 : 1 representation, Théâtre Panopée, Biennale de danse du Val-de-Marne & Festival ArtDanThé, Vanves, FR
1 representation, Lakeside Arts, Nottdance Festival, UK
4 representations, La Chapelle Arts Contemporains
1 representation, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Dance contre la violence, Lyon FR
1 representation, Maison de la culture du Plateau Mont-Royal

RADIOMATON (co-création with Simon Laroche)

2022 : 4 exhibition venues (24 days), Maisons de la culture de Montréal, in tandem with BESIDE

Déplacements sonores (co-création with Anne Thériault)

2022 : Season 2 (4 episodes), Théâtre Alphonse Desjardins, Pôle territoire danse, CONTACT(s) résidence d’artistes, La petite Place des arts, Centre de Création Diffusion de Gaspé, La Rotonde de Québec
2021 : Season 1 (4 episodes), Hosted and distributed by Usine C, episode 1 launches at Festival Actoral

Les Précédents, an architectural and choreographic project – 45 minutes to 2 hours

In situ creation commissioned by the Théâtre de Verdure
2022: 1 representations, Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie, Festival des Arts de Ruelle
2021: 2 representations, M-H-Maisonneuve, L’école et les arts
2021: 3 representations, Anjou, R-D-P, Verdun, Quand l’art prend l’air CAM
2020: 1 representation, Faubourg Boisbriand, Odyscène, Ville de Boisbriand
2012: 1 representation, Parc Armand-Bombardier, Maison de la culture P-A-T
2008: 20 representations, Esplanade Place des Arts, as part of The Art (prononcez dehors) II
2008-09 : 21 representations, Parc Lafontaine, in the serie Mouvement de foule

Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser (recreation) – 75 minutes

2019 : 3 representations, Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault St-Jérôme, Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne, Salle Claude, Potvin Laval
2018 : 7 representations, Maisons de la culture Montréal, CAM en tournée

Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser (1st version) – 75 minutes

2011 : 1 representation, studio Peter-Boneham as part of OFF-CINARS (ouvert au public)
2010 : 6 representations, Maisons de la culture Montréal, CAM en tournée
2009 : 2 representations, Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui, Festival OFF.T.A.
2009 : 1 representation, Salle Claude-Potvin, Laval, École secondaire Curé-Antoine Labelle
2008 : 4 representations, Espace Tangente, soirée complète dans la série Êtres Humains

BETWEEN – 45 minutes

2019 : 1 representation, Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay
2017 : 2 representations, Odyscène Sainte-Thérèse, Cabaret BMO
2016 : 2 representations, Zagreb Dance Center, Festival Sounded Bodies, CRO
2016 : 3 representations, Agora de la danse
2015 : 2 représentations, Théâtre 140, Bruxelles, BEL
2015 : 1 représentation, Théâtre Panopée, Festival ArtDanThé, Vanves, FR

De et avec… – variable (co-création with Anne Thériault)

2019 : 2 representations, maison de la culture du Plateau Mont-Royal

Vie et mort de l’élégance – 25 minutes

Commissioned for the graduates of EDCMTL
2019 : 4 representations, Théâtre orange / Tangente
2014 : 2 representations, Espace George-Émile-Lapalme, Programmation de l’Espace culturel de la PDA
2013 : 2 representations, Théâtre National de Nice, FR, Médaille d’argent aux VIIe Jeux de la Francophonie
2012 : 1 representation, studio Peter-Boneham, as part of OFF-CINARS (open to the public)
2012 : 3 representations, Maison de la culture Frontenac

BEHIND : une danse dont vous êtes le héros – 30 minutes

2016 : 3 representations, Agora de la danse
2015 : 1 representation, Théâtre Panopée, Festival ArtDanThé, Vanves, FR
2015 : 2 representations, Théâtre 140, Bruxelles BEL
2012 : 1 representation, Théâtre Panopée, Festival ArtDanThé, Vanves, FR
2011 : 3 representations, Monument-National, Festival TransAmériques
2010 : 5 representations, Espace Tangente, in the forst part of RAYON X

Persona – 20 minutes

Commissioned for the graduates of  EDCMTL
2017 : 1 representation, salle Kodjo Ébouclé, 8e Jeux Franco. Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire        
2015 : 4 representations, Théâtre rouge du Conservatoire d’art dramatique

Révélations – 45 minutes

2014 : 4 representations, Tangente / Monument-National
2012 : 3 representations, La Caldera, Festival The Greek, Barcelone, ES

Figures de silence – 35 minutes

Commissioned for the FLY project of EDCMTL
2015 : 4 representations, Maisons de la culture de Montréal
2015 : 2 representations, En Scène Saint-Jérôme, Salle Anthony-Lessard
2013 : 2 representations, Studio of EDCMTL
2013 : 3 representations, Espace La Risée, Rendez-vous Dell’arte

BLEU – VERT – ROUGE – 65 minutes

2013 : 4 representations, Agora de la danse

RAYON X : a true decoy story – 65 minutes

2013-14: 12 representations on tour in Québec (East of Québec + Abitibi + Montréal)
2012:1 representation, salle Sylvain-Lelievre, showcase open to the public at RIDEAU
2010: 10 representations, Espace Tangente, Co-presented by Festival Les Coups de Théâtre

As you can see, show for teenage audience – 25 minutes

Commissioned by the Toronto-based company TILT Sound + Motion 
2007 : 3 representations, Winchester Street Theatre (Toronto)

Espace Vert – 15 minutes

Stage version and in situ version
2006 to 2008 : 27 representations, Maisons de la culture and public spaces in Montréal

Twis-manivelle, show for teenage audience – 45 minutes

22005 to 2008 : 31 representations, Maisons de la culture (CAM en tournée), Vue sur la relève 12e édition, Tangente, etc.

maribé – live in Montréal – 40 minutes

2005 : 4 représentations, Studio 303, dans la série2005 : 4 representations, Studio 303, in the serie Vernissage-Danse/Résidence d’été


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