The DAC Residency program is distinguished by the pairing of each of the recipients of residencies with mentors. The mentor committee is made up of recognized and experienced professionals (dramatists, rehearsal writers, sound and lighting designers) who have a wealth of professional experience and vast knowledge in their respective fields.
Our mentors will spend time with the selected artists to discuss and dig into topics and experiences such as (but not limited to) :
Comment travailler la scénographie pour rejoindre le public
Comment ajouter de l’intensité dans l’équipe artistique
Comment exploiter pleinement l’éclairage pour créer une ambiance
Comment travailler les émotions
Comment gérer l’espace d’un théâtre
L’impact de la musique sur une pièce
L’importance et la compréhension de la technique dans une pièce
2020 is also the year in which 7Starr decides to reinvent himself as a krump music artist and return to his old loves: rapping and writing. He collaborates with many krump music producers from all over the world, including Montreal's Shash'U, and he released his first solo album, entitled Diff Diff, in addition to five music videos. His tireless efforts have caught the public's attention, earning him interviews with CTV News, CKUT and Télé-Québec. 7Starr continues to innovate and surpass itself in its various fields of interest, in addition to working on ambitious projects that will see the light of day in the near future.
years of experience, including 10 years as a choreographer. A major figure in Hip-Hop dance in Quebec, her
passion for this art was born in the 80s when she was very young. Alexandra notably created the
Bust a Move Festival (2005-2015), a major street dance event in Canada. At the end of 2015, she founded the
Ebnflōh dance company whose mission is to create, produce and distribute committed works,
authentic and innovative, and to promote an original choreographic language rooted in the essence of
Hip Hop. The symbiotic relationship she maintains with Hip-Hop culture in her choreographic work
constitutes the very essence of his artistic signature.
stage). He founded and co-directed two theater companies (Putto Machine and Les Néos); he was part of the touring team of Théâtre Sans Fil — puppets
giantes for seven years, in addition to writing and performing a hundred short pieces within the Neos. He is the creator of a solo show (The Birth of Superman), a
group play (Scrap, Espace Libre), and co-signed the adaptation of six plays from the family saga Les Atrides (Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church). He is the dramaturg of the Twist of
tanzmainz in Germany — a piece for 20 dancers — and on the Relic created for Ballet BC in Vancouver. We find him on stage in The Sixth Sense by Michelle Parent (Salle
Fred-Barry, January 2020), in Bones & Wires — his choreographic co-creation with Sébastien Provencher (Tangente, May 2021), and in this interval by Morena Prats (tour
22-23). He dances in the Plasticity/Desires of Other Animals (2024). In theatre, he has accompanied several authors in the dramaturgical process at the time of the
production (Dominique Leclerc, Pascale Renaud-Hébert, Véronique Pascal); in dance, he has worked for several years alongside, among others, Victor Quijada, Helen Simard,
Alexandre Morin and Alexandra Spicey Landé.
Mathieu Leroux holds a master's degree in French literature (University of Montreal, 2011). We owe him several publications, notably Dans la cage, his first
novel (Héliotrope, 2013), the sequel, With a dagger (Héliotrope, 2020), and Something in me chooses the punch (La Mèche, 2016) — a work bringing together an essay
on self-performance and autobiographical theatre. He is one of the mentors (dramaturgy) of Danse à la carte.
With a background in visual arts, Melissa brings with her a multiple perspective.
aspects of the performing arts. Designer and head of the Creative Intelligence team (Vigie) at
Cirque du Soleil for many years, its recent projects navigate between the direction
artistry from muzzle projects to the writing of a Finnish hybrid ballet on ice.
He continued his graduate studies at the University of Music and Drama in Bratislava, SK, for a year before entering the international dance school P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, BE, (2002), under the artistic direction of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker.
He has been involved in the dance community in different parts of the world as a performer, choreographer and teacher for over 20 years. His professional experience includes dance/collaboration/choreography with/for international artists and companies such as Compagnie Roberto Olivan from Spain, Belgian Eastman Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Circus Eloize, Bill Coleman, Petr Forman, Roberto Magro, Peter James, EDCM, Concordia University and many more.
Since 2001 he has also collaborated with David Zambrano as a performer and assistant in his classes and workshops.
In 2006, Peter co-founded Les Slovaks Dance Collective and launched their first creation: Opening Night. This experience (a creative process that lasted a year) laid the foundations for a collective mode of operation and democratic decision-making. LS began to develop common skills: composing while playing, finding a gestural language, establishing rules for relating to others and to the public while playing, using dance, music and singing. Many tours followed.
In 2009, Peter Jasko created and danced Solo2009.
In 2014, he began collaborating and performing with Montreal dancer Clara Furey. His approach promotes dialogue between the different types of mediums that make up a living work of art, inviting them to interact in a horizontal hierarchy.
In the same year, Peter Jasko created a show for 300 elderly people as part of Europe's cultural city, Pilsen 2015.
His latest collaborations are linked to names such as Bill Colemean, Lucy M.May, Mohamadreza Akrami, Peter James, Clara Furey, Luka and Atom Jasko (his children).
Over the past 20 years, he has taught in approximately forty-six countries around the world.