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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.

"The magic of Papillion is that although it is clearly constructed with deep intellectualism and gravitas, it's in your bones and gut that it truly hits."

-Francesca Peschier, Fest Magazine

Choreography : Helen Simard

Performers : Nindy Banks, Mecdy Jean-Pierre, Maude Laurin-Beaulieu, Rémy Saminadin, Roger White, Ted Yates
Musical Direction : Roger White

Rehearsal Direction : Kaia Mienna
Lighting Design : Hannah Kirby

Technical Direction : Mateo Barrera
Artistic Consultants : Alexandra Landé, Sophie Corriveau, Stéphanie Fromentin
Dramaturge : Mathieu Leroux

Financial Support


Conseil des arts du Canada

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Conseil des arts de Montréal

Diagramme gestion culturelle


Creative Residencies


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.

Tara McGowan-Ross, Broadway World

Rarely does individuality foster such a sense of community.

Kelly Apter, The Scotsman

The most captivating dancers I’ve ever had the pleasure to watch.

Laura Tucker, Broadway Baby

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