Melanie Demers

Les Angles Morts
Mélanie Demers (Canada)

idea and choreography Mélanie Demers
original music Jacques Poulin–Denis
with Mélanie Demers e Jacques Poulin–Denis
lighting David Perreault Ninacs
artistic consultant Boyzie Cekwana
This production has been sponsored by the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and by Le Conseil des Arts du Canada

Tuesday May 26th
9 p.m.
space > Cavallerizza Reale‚ Manica Corta
Via G. Verdi‚ 9 − Torino

National Debut

Les Angles Morts stages the effort of the careful observation necessary for noticing all those tiny yet important details‚ even those that are ‘dead’‚ that render us all alike but at the same time‚ completely different.

We are living in a society that’s blind and that ignores‚ destroys‚ forgets and kills. And we shut our eyes. So when the news broadcast speaks of the latest slaughter caused by a kamikaze‚ I can choose to put on my I−Pod and dance to the notes of my favorite song. My dance is an antidote for cynicism”.

The performance‚ created in an international context‚ has been made by Mélanie Demers who was helped and supported by the composer and dancer Jacques Poulin−Denis‚ the South African choreographer Boyzie Cekwana and David Perreault Ninacs for the lighting.
After an artistic residency in Belgium‚ she toured Japan as part of the Dance Round Table Festival programming and was a guest at the Centre Choregraphique National in Rillieux−la−Pape‚ directed by Maguy Marin. Furthermore‚ in 2008‚ she performed on tour in San Francisco‚ Toronto and Seoul‚ Korea.

La Mélanie Demers‚ after graduating from the Ateliers de Danse Moderne of Montreal (LADMMI) in 1998‚ she joined the company O Vertigo‚ directed by Ginette Laurinand and simultaneously began her choreographic activity‚ often collaborating with other young choreographers.
She has performed her work in Montreal‚ Toronto‚ New York‚ Ouagadougou‚ Niamey‚ Nairobi and Port−au−Prince.
Always attentive toward conciliating artistic aspirations with social commitment‚ she has been working on creating a cultural center in Haiti for some years now. In 2005‚ she won a Unesco−Asberg scholarship‚ and lived for six months in Nairobi‚ thanks to the company Gàara du Kenia‚ and thanks to whom she has reconsidered her approach to dancing‚ highlighting the space it has and the role it plays in society.