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Danièle Desnoyers

A leading figure in Quebec contemporary dance, Danièle Desnoyers has made her make with an art in which dance, the visual arts and music converge. Beginning in the 1990s, she established herself on Canadian and international stages with such mysterious and intimist pieces as Du souffle de sa tourmente, j'ai vu, followed by works the incorporated astonishing stagecraft and sound environments that shaped the language of the body. Since 1989, she has created some fifteen works for her company, Le Carré des Lombes. Her works have received the support of numerous partners, including Agora de la dance, Danse Danse, Festival TransAmériques and the Musée d'artcontemporain in Montreal, National Arts Centre and Canada Dance Festival Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales Seine-Saint-Denis and Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York, Cultuurcentrrum Brugge in Belgium. Recently she created two commissioned works: Blue Hour for Staatstheater Mainze in Germany and The Song we Share for the London Opera House, in co-production with the New York City Centre. Co-produced by Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and Danse Danse, her work, Anatomie d'un souffle was presented in May 2016 at la Maison symphonique de Montréal. She joined the dance faculty at Université du Québec à Montréal in 2012. 

Photograph by Holly Crooks