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Marie-Pier Bazinet
Choreographer/Interpreter

Marie-Pier is an alumnus of both Cégep de Drummondville and École de danse contemporaine de Montréal. In 2011 she was a recipient of a Sofia Borella scholarship and a Canada Council grant. She collaborated with Lynda Gaudreau on projects titled Out of Grace and Out of Mies, with Sasha Ivanochko on Ocean, and is an apprentice in Dana Gingras’ company Animals of Distinction. Marie-Pier is the co-founder of Atypique – Le Collectif, where she is both a choreographer and interpreter. Above all, she dreams of being a ninja!

Élise Bergeron
Choreographer/Interpreter

Élise received her diploma at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2010, and was awarded the Sofia Borella scholarship. Since graduation she has had the pleasure of working with Alain Francoeur (En quête d’une ville), Emmanuel Jouthe (Écoute pour voir and Cinq Humeurs) and Lynda Gaudreau (Out of Grace), among others. Élise has recently become an interpreter and choreographer with Atypique – Le Collectif, as well as becoming a member of the company Les Imprudanses, where she is both an player and the co-ordinator of  programming and development.  In the summer of 2010 she conceived the dance event Parcours, which has since become an annual meeting of site-specific improvisation.

Vanessa Bousquet
Choreographer/Interpreter

Vanessa received her diploma from the department of dance at the Cégep de Drummondville in 2006 and at Concordia University (2009), where she initiated several choreographic projects with the Ionic Space collective and the company Bordels Associés. She presented her creation Pulsation Corrigée in 2010 at the theatre Maison de la Culture Maisonneuve in their Zone Homa program. Vanessa is presently pursuing her site-specific creation with Atypique – Le Collectif, and is working on a new creation that will be shown in Danses Buissonnières’ next edition.

Philippe Poirier
Rehearsal Director/Dramaturge

Fascinated by music and the human body even at a very young age, Philippe Poirier began his studies in dance at the Cégep Saint-Laurent in 2004. He furthered his professional development at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, where he graduated in 2010. He is currently dancing for Emmanuel Jouthe (Cinq Humeurs and Écoute pour voir), Tedd Robinson (Fable and Trembleherd Bells) and Ottawa Dance Directive; he is also a member of Atypique – Le Collectif, and currently holds the position of rehearsal director, dramaturge and artistic archivist.

Jessica Viau
Choreographer/Interpreter

After studying dance at the Université du Québec à Montréal and the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (graduating in 2010), Jessica pursued professional development at an international level at the Impultanz Festival in Vienna. She is now dancing with the company Carpe Diem in Emmanuel Jouthe’s Cinq Humeurs and one may equally see her perform as a member of the orange team with Imprudanses. Concurrently, Jessica co-founded two site-specific dance collectives: the collective Atypique with which she composes unique works for different spaces, and En Cohorte, with which she will soon debut pieces in numerous festivals in Chili, Boliva, Colombia and Montreal.

Frédéric Wiper
Choreographer/Interpreter

Beginning to explore movement even as a child, Frédéric Wiper very quickly developed unique, quirky physical traits he cannot deny. After studying dance at the Cégep de Drummondville, he furthered his training at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal. He is a founding member of the project Incubateur, as well as the collective Atypique, where he is both an interpreter and choreographer. Frédéric is very inspired by improvisation and possesses an insatiable curiosity regarding partner work. He works with Sasha Keinplatz on Chorus 2 and with Rosie Contant on a duet called Rond Point.

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