How to Make Choices: An Artist Talk with Marie-Josée Chartier

How to Make Choices: An Artist Talk with Marie-Josée Chartier

In this artist talk, Marie-Josée Chartier will discuss her approach to choreography and directing (mise en scène) sharing how she makes or suggests choices regarding design elements, music, casting, video, voice, or text—drawing from her inspiration in contemporary art and music. Q&A to follow.

Friday, February 26, 2021 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm (CST)

Online through Zoom

Limit: 100

Cost: FREE

To register, please click HERE.

About Marie-Josée Chartier

A multi-faceted artist, Marie-Josée Chartier moves easily between the worlds of dance, music, opera and multi-media in the roles of choreographer, performer, director, vocalist or teacher. Her choreographic works have been presented in festivals in Canada, Europe and Latin America, and have been featured on documentary films. Her choreographic repertoire is greatly influenced by contemporary visual art, music and literature in terms of concept, composition and dynamic structure. She is the recipient of the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize (2015), the K.M. Hunter Award (2001), two Dora Mavor Moore Awards and 9 nominations in either performance or choreography.

In 2019, Chartier choreographed two plays Le Dire de Di and l’exercise de l’Oubli (Montréal, Québec, Coraquet and Toronto). She choreographed and acted as touring director for Charlotte, a music theatre production of Theaturtle, presented in Israël, Ukraine and the Czech Republic. She performed in How it Ends a play by Debbie Patterson of  Sick + Twisted Theatre and started the creation of a new theatrical physical work Fracas with writer Margaret Sweatman, musician Daniel Roy and director Arne MacPherson (Winnipeg). Projects in 2021 include mentoring musicians in Banff, directing two contemporary operas (Montreal and Toronto) and creating new choreographic works in Halifax, Fredericton, Toronto and Québec.

In 2003, Marie-Josée Chartier founded Chartier Danse to support herlarge scale productions involving national and international collaborations; notable works include Screaming Popes, Bas-Reliefs, Stria and petites danses.

YLDE is generously supported by Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts.

Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh

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