Marie Béland founded her company, maribé – sors de ce corps , in 2005. Her creations have won several awards and were presented to Montreal (Tangente, Agora dance, houses of culture, FTA), Quebec and Europe. Figures silence (2013), BLUE – GREEN – RED (2013) Revelations (2014) and BETWEEN (2015) are the most recent of the ten pieces created by the choreographer. Marie Béland has created a series of shows where indiscipline reigns with precision and verve. Her movement vocabulary draws together physical energy, absurd humour, pop culture, and audience involvement, in a juxtaposition of the senses that is as surprising as it is joyful. Alongside his work on stage, Marie Béland is interested in in situ dance, multidisciplinary work and teaching. She is a founding member of the creative laboratory La 2e Porte à Gauche.
Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser glorifies contemporary dance in all its forms and shapes. Through its mocking airs, the piece draws the portrait of that It factor, of these « je-ne-sais-quoi » (indescribable qualities) defining dance and what we enjoy in it. Its ambition is for the art form, with its strengths, idiosyncrasies and flaws to become more known and appreciated.
crédit photo : Mathieu Doyon