• Francis Ducharme, Riley Sims

    Photo: Mathieu Doyon


  • Under the artistic direction of Mélanie Demers, Danse Mutante is an ambitious choreographic relay taking root in Montreal and spreading internationally; a project reinventing the concepts of collaboration and co-creation.

    Danse Mutante is a duo performed by Francis Ducharme and Riley Sims destined to multiple mutations as it will pass through the hands of four female choreographers coming from three continents: Ann Liv Young (New York), Kettly Noël (Bamako), Mélanie Demers (Montréal) and Ann Van den Broek (Antwerp/Rotterdam). According to a set of parameters (working with two performers, a limited period of creation, duration, etc.), each choreographer will be invited to create her own version of the piece by remixing, reinventing and corrupting its last version.

    At the end, all the mutations will be presented in Montreal and in the choreographers’ cities in a Marathon event orchestrated by Mélanie Demers.

    • Year of premiere: 2018
    • Choreographer(s): Mélanie Demers, Ann Liv Young, Kettly Noël, Ann Van den Broek
    • Performer(s): Riley Sims, Francis Ducharme
    • Collaborator(s): Éclairages : Alexandre Pilon-Guay; Musique : Mykalle Bielinski
    Last update: 25 janvier 2018