Photo: Jeremy Mimnagh

Mélanie Demers / MAYDAY

WOULD

Dance

Drawing its inspiration from all possible futures, WOULD is a meditation on potentiality, utopia, and our mania for projecting ourselves into the future. Imagining the best, fearing the worst. And adapting as best we can to the present. Fuelled by the energy of two powerful dancers, WOULD is a reflection on the failures, falls and miscues that inevitably mark our imperfect paths. Marc Boivin and Kate Holden confront each other like two wild beasts warily approaching each other.

For this piece, Marc Boivin received the 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance—Male and in 2015, Mélanie Demers received the CALQ Prize for Best Choreographic Work for WOULD in the context of Les Prix de la danse de Montréal.

 

Direction, text and choreography:
  • Mélanie Demers avec la collaboration des interprètes / with the collaboration of performers
On stage:
  • Marc Boivin, Kate Holden
Music:
  • Joshua Van Tassel
Original Lighting:
  • Alexandre Pilon-Guay
Costumes:
  • Mélanie Demers avec la collaboration des interprètes / with the collaboration of performers
Rehearsal Director:
  • Anne-Marie Jourdenais
Technical direction:
  • Olivier Chopinet
Voice work:
  • Sabrina Reeves

Production:
  • MAYDAY et / and firstthingsfirst

Inspired by the winds of creativity, which blow in various places of the planet, Mélanie Demers creates singular works, testimonies of the free-spirited qualities of its craftsmen and their concerns for contemporary issues. Since its creation in 2007, MAYDAY has chosen to be a place of exchange and reflection. MAYDAY multiplies its international collaborations and has already been invited to present across North America, Europe, Asia, as well as Africa.