Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Q&A with Catherine Bellefleur & Marie-Maxime Ross


The 2019 In the Studio Series features the work in progress of four choreographers who participated in the Breaking Ground Mentorship Program. Today, we hear from Catherine Bellefleur and Marie-Maxime Ross.

GD: The theme of the 2019 GDF is “What Moves You,” can you share with us what moved you when working in the creation of Foolish Fish?

MM&C: We were really inspired by relations and how they can be good or bad for both. In our piece, we share a view on a complicated friendship between two women. We explore how the love and support they have for each other but also the tensions between them shape their body.


Photo by Frédéric Champoux

GD: What were the highlights of the mentorship process for you? The challenges?

MM&C: We really enjoyed being guided by Lina Cruz since it was our first collaboration together. She helped us balance our ideas and brought a new perspective to our work. She knew the importance of the details and she made us see where and how our propositions could be clearer.


Photo by Bloom Media

GD: Is there anything else you would like to share with Guelph audiences before your performance?

MM&C: It truly is an amazing opportunity for us, Montreal dancers, to share with you. We are happy to make our dance travel and we are thrilled to hear what you have to share with us.

In the Studio takes place Saturday June 1st at 5:00 PM and Sunday June 2nd at 2:00PM at Guelph Youth Dance Studios, 42 Quebec Street.

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