*CALQ Award for Best Choreographic Work in Quebec 2019-20
GROUND (2018) / GROUND unplugged (2020)
Inhabiting Memory (2016) /
Inhabiting Memories (2021)
Choreographer, performer and teacher for 20 years, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage has worked with Ginette Laurin (O Vertigo), Jacques Poulin-Denis, Paul-André Fortier and Jean-Pierre Perreault.Her repertoire includes about ten works that have been presented in Montreal (Danse Danse, Agora de la danse, Tangente, FTA, OFFTA), as well as in France, Spain, Hungary, Germany and South Korea.
In 2016, she created Habiter sa mémoire, an outdoor performance that was presented in about twenty places around the world. From this major project emerged in 2019 the scenic creation Intérieurs (“Prix du CALQ” for the best choreographic work in Quebec) and the exhibition Marquer le temps, presented by Danse Danse and Place des Arts.
Caroline Laurin-Beaucage graduated from the School of the Toronto Dance Theatre. She has been teaching at Montreal’s Concordia University since 2005, and as a guest teacher at the Dance Department of UQAM in 2020-2021. She co-founded the structure for choreographers Lorganisme and was its Artistic and General Director until 2019. She was also a member of the artistic committee overseeing the development of Montreal’s Centre de création O Vertigo (CCOV).
The artistic language of Caroline Laurin-Beaucage draws first upon the body and movement, before crystallizing in the theoretical concepts that give them form. Her artistic approach encompasses choreographic creation, installation and video. She is interested in sensible phenomena and largely intangible physical principles such as gravity and memory, and in the way they affect and shape the deployment of choreographic writing.
In appropriating these intangible manifestations and transposing them into dance, she has developed a vocabulary that is inextricably linked to matter, temporality, and spatiality. Movement is circumscribed within a moment, a space, or around scenographic elements in a manner that makes them constrain and structure the composition of the choreography.
Carnal incarnations of hidden systems, Caroline’s works express the essence of humanity, bringing out both raw instinct and sensibility. Her substantial, uncompromising dance vividly embodies interiority and the imperceptible.