The Company


MARIBÉ – SORS DE CE CORPS, a Montreal organization in contemporary and performative dance, 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. The scene then acts as a revealer of these troubled zones, playing with the true, the false and the plausible, juxtaposing our daily presence in the world and the scenic presence of a choreographed or choreographic body.

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.


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 is currently working on the creation of BESIDE, which closes the B+B+B trilogy, again in partnership with Montréal Danse. Since her beginnings, she has made several residencies in Quebec and abroad (La Rotonde Québec, TanzWerkstatt Berlin, La Caldera Barcelona, 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

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)

maribé – sors de ce corps

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)


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

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