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CATHERINE GAUDET

ARTIST OF LORGANISME
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+ CREATIONS

TOUT CE QUI VA REVIENT | 2015

AU SEIN DES PLUS RAIDES VERTUS | 2014

JE SUIS UN AUTRE | 2012

L’INVASION DU VIDE | 2009

GROSSE FATIGUE | 2005

+ APPROACH
CATHERINE GAUDET established from the outset a reputation as a choreographer with a strong, distinctive style. Slipping under the mask of social conventions, she tracks down the convulsive movements of the subconscious in the body, the micro movements that reveal emotions and sensations we try to hide. Obsessed by the quest for existential truth and well-being, she plunges into the meanderings of the psyche, finding beauty in flaws and contradictions. Her state of dance emerges from opposing forces that constrain and control her tormented characters. Her raw yet precise physicality is complemented by a theatricality that subtly combines absurd dramatic tensions with black humour.

+ BIOGRAPHY
CATHERINE GAUDET, a graduate of UQAM, presented her first choreography in 2004, making her mark over the next two years with Grosse fatigue – acclaimed in Denmark – and L’arnaque, where she was already probing the difficulties of human relations. In 2009 she delved into the effects of loss in her first long piece, L’invasion du vide, named by the weekly Voir as one of its Top 5, a listing she received again in 2012 for Je suis un autre. That piece scratched beneath the surface of social façade to reveal the ambiguity of beings grappling with their contradictions. In 2014, in addition to Au sein des plus raides vertus, she created Roméo et Juliette with Jérémie Niel, one of the pieces featured in 2050 Mansfield – Rendez-vous à l’hôtel, an event orchestrated by La 2e Porte à Gauche, of which she is a member. From this short piece, she created, in 2016, a long version, The most excellent and lamentable tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, presented at Usine C (Montreal) and Théâtre de Chaillot (Paris).

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