The Company


Since the creation in 2005 of the company maribé – sors de ce corps, it has produced a series of unique works, where indiscipline reigns with precision and verve. Marie Béland invites the audience to consider art and dance as systems regulated by the same rules that apply to our society, in particular the social rules between people. Her work has been uncovering what performances typically hide: their mechanisms, their ramifications and their clichés. She is exploring the link between art and life and how the choreographic aspect to life allows art and dance to become entwined. What do the dancing body and the everyday body have in common, where do they overlap? Each piece contains a sharp look into our ways of being and being-together : dance, through its mechanisms and trends, reflects the beings we are, our natures and our collective, individual and social choices. maribé – sors de ce corps is a member of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique.


The company began its activities with maribé – live in Montréal (2005) begun at a 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 pieces were Espace Vert (2006) Ils seront là à 8 heures (2008) and Les Précédents (2008), and the first works in situ, Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser (2008), which received the prize ARRIMAGES during its tour of the Maisons de la culture of Montréal, RAYON X : a true decoy story (2010), co-presented by Tangente and le Festival Les Coups de Théâtre, BEHIND : une danse dont vous êtes le héros (2010), that was remounted for the FTA in 2011 and in Paris in 2012, Vie et mort de l’élégance (2012) that won the silver medal at the Jeux de la Francophonie 2013, Nice, France, BLEU – VERT – ROUGE (2013), presented at L’Agora de la danse, Révélations (2014), presented first in Spain and then at Tangente in Montréal in its final version, and finally BETWEEN (2015), presented in double bill with BEHIND at Festival ArtDanThé (FR), at Theatre 140 (BEL) and at l’Agora de la danse. In 2010, Marie also did a two month residency at TanzWerkstatt in Berlin, and in 2012, La Caldera de Barcelone welcomed her as part of the project BCN_MTL, in collaboration with Circuit-Est.

Marie Béland and maribé – sors de ce corps receives recurrent support (organization funding) from the Conseil des arts et des lettres of Québec and from the Montréal Arts Council, as well as project funding from the Canada Council for the Arts. Several times, the organization has benefited from residency support from the dance milieu, whether from Agora de la danse (2010 and 2014), Place des Arts (2008 to 2013), the Maisons de la culture of Montréal (2009 to 2014), the FLAK company (2005 to 2009) or the dance department at UQÀM (2005 to 2014). The company is invested in resource sharing by being a member of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique since 2009 and of Art Circulation since 2013.

maribé – sors de ce corps is also involved in numerous events that contribute to the development of the discipline whether by giving large access to dance (Culture Days, International Dance Day) or through participating in events that are rethinking how to create and present dance (Short and Sweet by the company Wants and Needs, La 2e Porte à Gauche projects such as The Art (prononcez dehors) or Danse à 10). The company is a member of the Regroupement québécois de la danse and of La danse sur les routes du Québec. Finally, since 2005, the company has given more than 125 ateliers to people of all ages, in schools and for amateurs.


BESIDE – 2019

Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser (recreation) – 2018

Persona – 2015

BETWEEN – 2015

Révélations – 2012 / 2014

Figures de silence – 2013

BLEU – VERT – ROUGE – 2013

Vie et mort de l’élégance – 2012

FABLE – 2011

RAYON X : a true decoy story – 2010

BEHIND : une danse dont vous êtes le héros – 2010

Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser – 2008

Les Précédentsun projet d’architecture chorégraphique – 2008

Ils seront là à 8 heures – 2007

As you can see – 2007

Espace Vert – 2006

Twis-manivelle – 2005

maribé – live in Montréal – 2005

L’enchâssement – 2004

Buisson et autres nouvelles – 2003

L’envol – 2003




Photo : Julie Taxil