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Anne-Marie Jourdenais
Mélanie Demers / MAYDAY

Workshop - MAYDAY

 Intended to allow participants to familiarize themselves with the curiosities and priorities of Mélanie Demers, this workshop is a true immersion in the MAYDAY universe. It will provide tools to explore the questions and intuitions that are inherent in the company's repertoire. Directed by Anne-Marie Jourdenais, accompanied by the choreographer and the dancers throughout the days, it will trace the path that leads from the spark of an idea to the deployment of a reality. Body work, heart work, voice work, actor work... Creating at MAYDAY is an equation with multiple variables, impossible to solve without embracing the unknown.

Anne Marie Jourdenais
Mélanie Demers- MAYDAY

Workshop - MAYDAY

June 6 to 10

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

(15 hours)

Wilder Building

Studio: to be confirmed

Pricing and


DAC pro - $ 135 ($ 9 / hr) | Standard- $ 195 ($ 13 / hr)


A multidisciplinary artist, Mélanie Demers founded in Montreal her own dance company, MAYDAY, in 2007, exploring the powerful link between the poetical and the political. She deepened her engagement with cross-genre works and hybrid forms. Her fascination with the interplay between word and gesture crystallized with WOULD (2015), which won the CALQ Prize for best choreography. Combining theatricality, literature, music and visual arts, a new cycle begins in 2021 with the creation of the works La Goddam Voie Lactée, Confession Publique and Cabaret Noir. In 2021, Mélanie Demers received the GRAND PRIX de la danse de Montréal, which recognizes the unique mark she left on her era.

To date, she choreographed over thirty works and was presented across Europe, America, Africa and Asia. 


Anne-Marie Jourdenais has been working in the Montreal dance scene for twenty-five years. Initially a performer, she evolved in the worlds of Marie-Pascale Bélanger, Estelle Clareton, Mélanie Demers, Harold Rhéaume and Jacques Poulin-Denis, among others. Then, little by little, the work of the eyes takes over the work of the body and she becomes rehearsal director. Over the years, she has shared questions, advice and insights with, among others: Alan Lake, Mélanie Demers, Ginette Laurin, Manon Oligny, Marie-Claude Rodrigue and Dave St-Pierre. Fascinated by all that the body can feel and express, Anne-Marie also devotes herself to the practice and teaching of Qi Gong.