ARTIST OF LORGANISME
MATIÈRE BLANCHE | 2015
ENTAILLES | 2013
CHARCUTERIE | 2013
SOAK | 2012
HIT & FALL | 2009
Fascinated by the human body, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage has placed it at the heart of her choreographic research. Strongly characterized by physicality, her works free the body from social codes, constraining it in different ways to tap into and express the visceral energy, animality, and vulnerability of human beings. Choreographically and visually, she creates symbolically charged worlds in which the body struggles, falls, and loses its bearings, bringing out both the fragility and the strength underlying the human condition.
Caroline has been active on the Montreal scene as a dancer and choreographer for fifteen years. While working with choreographers Ginette Laurin (O Vertigo), Paul-André Fortier, and Deborah Dunn, among others, Caroline began her personal choreographic exploration in 2001. After performing several of her solo works, she entered into a collaboration with sound artist Martin Messier to create Hit and Fall (2011), presented at Montreal’s Festival TransAmériques and the Via and Artdanthé festivals in France, and Soak (2012), presented in Montreal, in France, and in Hungary.
In 2014, Caroline created Entailles, the first piece of a trilogy, presented in Montreal by Tangente; the same year, Charcuterie, co-produced by LORGANISME and Montréal Danse, was in the OFFTA program (Montreal); and the final work of the trilogy, Matière blanche, was presented in October 2015 at l’Agora de la danse (Montreal).
Caroline Laurin-Beaucage is an artist-member and a co-founder of the Montreal contemporary dance collective, LORGANISME. She was also a member of the artistic committee responsible for the development of Montreal’s O Vertigo Creation Centre (OVCC).
© Crédit photo : Julie Artacho