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Hiver 2022

Since its foundation in 1980, more than 1682 choreographers have presented their work at Tangente. Tangente has provided a springboard for young artists, and among those who have made their first steps on our stages are Louise Bédard, Hélène Blackburn (Cas Public), Virginie Brunelle, Mélanie Demers (Mayday Danse), Danièle Desnoyers (Le Carré des Lombes), Sylvain Émard, Paul-André Fortier (Fortier Danse-Création), Benoît Lachambre (Par B.L.eux), Ginette Laurin (O Vertigo), Daniel Léveillé, Frédérick Gravel (La 2e porte à gauche), José Navas (Compagnie Flak), Dave St-Pierre.

About Our Curators

Our curators maintain an open-door policy, continuously holding conversations with emerging local choreographers, attending performances of their work, and visiting them in the studio. Any artist interested in presenting their work at Tangente is invited to submit a project through our annual open call. Before submitting a project, we invite you to talk about it with one of our curators. The final selection of artistic projects is made by the curatorial team. The clarity, relevance, and originality of the theme or of the reflection, as well as the coherence and the command of the proposal and of the process, are the main selection criteria. In the context of LABdiff, curators may be present to provide support at all stages (formulation of the research question, references, intermediaries, etc.), help connect artists with resources if needed (outside eye, dramaturg, set designer, etc.), and facilitate encounters and exchanges with the public. Artists have full freedom with respect to their creation. Tangente offers technical and promotional support, as well as a guaranteed fee, but doesn’t intervene in any way in the artistic content.