For 16 years, Marie Béland has been choreographing works where the body exceeds dance: danced bodies an real, everyday, ordinary bodies are at the center of a fine and complex organization. Marie invites the public to reflect on live performance as a social and aesthetic phenomenon, and how our bodies transform in contact with the stage. Each of her works (for example Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser (2008/2018), RAYON X : a true decoy story (2010), BEHIND : une danse dont vous êtes le héros (2010), BLEU – VERT – ROUGE (2013), Révélations (2014), BETWEEN (2015) or BESIDE (2019)) is an attempt to reconcile body and mind, and to explore the discourse and counter-discourses that are tied to movement. Recently, Marie is interested in the choreography produced by talking bodies. She is a founding member of La 2e Porte à Gauche and a member of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique
Maribé – sors de ce corps:
Since the creation in 2005 of the company Maribé – sors de ce corps, it has produced a series of unique works, where indiscipline reigns with precision and verve. Marie Béland invites the audience to consider art and dance as systems regulated by the same rules that apply to our society, in particular the social rules between people. Her work has been uncovering what performances typically hide: their mechanisms, their ramifications and their clichés. She is exploring the link between art and life and how the choreographic aspect to life allows art and dance to become entwined. What do the dancing body and the everyday body have in common, where do they overlap? Each piece contains a sharp look into our ways of being and being-together : dance, through its mechanisms and trends, reflects the beings we are, our natures and our collective, individual and social choices. maribé – sors de ce corps is a member of Circuit-Est Choreographic Center.