Because last time Marin was in town, it was back in 2007 with Umwelt, which still holds as one of the best shows performed in Montreal this past decade.
Prismes, Benoît Lachambre (L’Agora de la danse) October 16-19
Because Lachambre made quite the comeback last year with Snakeskins, his best show in years.
Henri Michaux: Mouvements + Gymnopédies, Marie Chouinard (Danse Danse) October 31-November 2
Because Chouinard’s last show, LE NOMBRE D’OR (LIVE), is the one that has had the biggest impact on me since performer Carole Prieur first translated Henri Michaux’s drawings into dance back in 2005. We can only imagine what it will be like when all the dancers of the company will follow in her footsteps.
Cuire Le Pain De Nos Corps, Sarah Dell’ava (Tangente) November 21-24
Because Dell’ava is probably the most intelligent mover in Montreal.
LA VALEUR DES CHOSES, Jacques Poulin-Denis (Lachapelle) January 21-25
Because Poulin-Denis manages to expose the absurdity of human life while remaining funny and touching.
The Nutcracker, Maria Kefirova (Tangente) January 30-February 2
Because Kefirova is one of the few choreographers in Montreal who knows how to deal with video in live performance.
The adaptation project, Michael Trent (L’Agora de la danse) February 12-14
Because the last time Trent was in Montreal, he surprised everyone by being as conceptual as he was playful.
Reviens Vers Moi Le Ventre En Premier, Annie Gagnon (Tangente) February 27-March 2
Because she’s one of the few choreographers in Montreal who’s not afraid to be serious.
Mayday remix, Mélanie Demers (Usine C) March 12-14
Because, with just a few works, Demers has managed to establish herself as one of the most consistently good dancemakers in Montreal and it will be a treat to see her revisit her past works before moving on to the next artistic stage in her career.
Mange-Moi, Andréane Leclerc (Tangente) March 20-23
Because Leclerc’s contortionism isn’t just a circus trick; it’s a philosophy that allows her to approach and explore space differently.