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Photo: Do Phan Hoi

What can we expect from the unexpected? What can we recognize in the chaotic, in a world governed by unpredictability? Drawing on the aesthetics of street and contemporary dance, PAPILLON juxtaposes three solos and a live experimental soundtrack in a complex trio that explores the delicate balance between order and disorder.

Creation: Helen Simard, in collaboration with the team

Performers: Nindy Banks, Mecdy Jean-Pierre, Victoria Mackenzie, Rémy Saminadin, Roger White, Ted Yates
Musical Direction: Roger White
Sound Engineer: Jody Burkholder
Set Design: Robin Fisher
Rehearsal Direction: Stéphanie Fromentin 
Technical Direction + Lighting Design: Hannah Kirby
Artistic Consultant: Alexandra Landé
Dramaturge: Mathieu Leroux
Costume Design: Nalo Soyini Bruce

Financial Support

Danse-Cité, Conseil des arts du Canada, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal, Diagramme gestion culturelle


Creative Residencies

CCOV, Carrefour culturel de Notre-Dame-des-Prairies (with Diffusion Hector-Charland), Danse à la Carte, La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Playwrights' Workshop Montréal

I am shocked into awe by this team who performed their show for an audience of atoms and light waves and energy, which cannot be destroyed but only changed. I am inched forward into movement, like an electron. Like a butterfly.

—Tara McGowan-Ross, Broadway World

Helen Simard défini sa danse comme « une extension du vécu », vécu que l’on imagine partagé par beaucoup, ces derniers temps, mais il se déploie, dans Papillon, avec un supplément d’émotions, de talent et de résilience artistique, indéniable chez la chorégraphe. Un époustouflant travail en pleine crise sanitaire.

—Maud Cucchi, Revue Jeu