Danza Descalza

The Danza Descalza collective is a collaborative space of research, creation and sharing in contemporary dance, inspired by Afro-Colombian dances, among others. The collective’s primary objective is to raise awareness and democratize dance with different types of audiences. Based in Montreal, the collective exports its work throughout Quebec and internationally.

Bringing together numerous partners and collaborators, Danza Descalza features three main members: Yesenia Fuentes, Andrea Nino and Laurence Sabourin, all of whom work in the collective as choreographers / interpreters / educators. Within Danza Descalza, the three artists wanted to create a methodology for collective work, in which their respective strengths and experiences come together and support each other, creating a place for knowledge-sharing and horizontal decision-making by consensus.

Théâtre Everest

Théâtre Everest is a theatre company, but it is above all a family project spearheaded by the Barshee sisters: Chloé, Fanny and Jade. The Barshee sisters’ theatre practice is shaped within a contemporary Quebec social context, defined by a mix of different overlapping cultural realities. Théâtre Everest’s mission is to bridge these multiple realities and to chip away at siloed cultural identities to arrive at more universal human values.Bâtardes, the company’s most recent creation, will be presented at the MAI from March 20 to 24, 2018. Weaving together anecdotes, poetic monologues, and video archives, Bâtardes takes the form of a touching work of autofiction in which the artists set out in search of their own identity.