+ 4 ARTISTIC IDENTITIES
LORGANISME gather four independent choreographers (artists members) who believe in fundamental research in
contemporary dance, break down barriers and express a strong vision of artistic exchange.
LORGANISME was established in 2010 by its founding members (Caroline Laurin-Beaucage, Anne Thériault,
Amélie Rajotte and Sara Hanley). Since then, its artists have presented more than 50 shows in Montreal,
Canada (Théâtre La Chapelle, FTA, OFFTA, Tangente) and in France (Ardanthé, Paris; Via, Maubeuge;
Maison de la danse, Lyon and Phoenix, Valenciennes ).
LORGANISME received a mention by the Prix de la Relève de la Caisse de la Culture et du Conseil des arts de
Montréal 2014, highlighting the innovative character of his model.
+ MISSION | phare and anchor
Founded in 2010, LORGANISME is a Montréal-based production company. Its mission is to pool the strengths of
independent choreographers so that they can benefit from shared human, material and creative resources in order
to widen their capacity and impact locally, nationally, and internationally. LORGANISME has been founded by four
contemporary dance choreographers with distinct artistic identities: Catherine Gaudet, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage,
Amélie Rajotte and Anne Thériault. Through its structuring actions, LORGANISME supports the promotion and ensures
the longevity of their works.
+ MANDATS | shared resources
LORGANISME offers to its ARTISTS MEMBERS :
+ human resources (administrator and communications/development manager)
+ communication resources (web site, Faebook page and other communication tools)
+ reflection space and artistic sharing (workshops for dance community, shared shows, etc.)
+ MANIFESTE | strenght in numbers
By providing a focus on the strength of association alternative, LORGANISME meets an important issue highlighted by
several artists, cultural workers and community stakeholders : there is a multiplication of dance companies while the
funds are decreasing. With limited resources, manage a single executive head company is a huge organizational weight,
which tends to reduce time and resources for artistic creation.
LORGANISME affirms the importance for artists to gather, reflect, discuss and share ideas and resources to optimize
their actions in the dance milieu.
LORGANISME believes that the artists can incorporate a multi-headed structure while preserving their artistic identity
and self-employed status.
LORGANISME believes that distributing the load of a company between its artists allows them to wear different
hats (choreographer, dancer, teacher, etc.) and ensures the longevity of their carrier.