Anne Plamondon | Michael Slobodian

Anne Plamondon

Anne Plamondon is a choreographer, performer and teacher. Before starting her career as a solo artist, Anne was a key member of the RUBBERBAND company. She joined the company as a performer in 2002, and acted as its codirector from 2006 to 2015. With choreographer Victor Quijada, she participated in creating more than ten works for the stage and three short films. In that context, she was involved in developing and teaching the RUBBERBAND Method. Her stint as a performer with the Kidd Pivot company also had a profound effect on Anne’s career, as she took part in four creations by award-winning choreographer Crystal Pite, including the duet A Picture of You Falling (2016 Olivier Award).

Since 2012, Anne has been working as an independent choreographer, creating the solos Les mêmes que toi (2012) and Mécaniques Nocturnes (2017) with director Marie Brassard. In 2018, she founded Anne Plamondon Productions to carry out her own creative projects and foster new artistic partnerships: at the Fall for Dance North festival, she created the duet Counter Cantor (2018) with Emma Portner, as well as Fiddle Embrace (2018), a work for 18 students from the Ryerson School of Dance. She has also choreographed works for Alberta Ballet and Arts Umbrella Dance in Vancouver, and made the short film Espaces vitaux (semi-finalist at the Paris Play Festival) for the A Shared Solitude project initiated by the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur.

In 2021, Anne was guest choreographer for the creation of Vanishing Mélodies, a large-scale piece set to the music of Patrick Watson by Ballets Jazz Montréal. Seulement toi (2020), a duet with dancer James Gregg, will premiere in spring 2022 at Usine C.

Anne’s choreographic approach has been forged by the personalities who have left their mark on the international dance scene. She made her debut with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens before joining Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (1995–98) and then Gulbenkian Ballet (1998–2000). During this period, she performed the works of more than 30 renowned choreographers, including Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Hans Van Manen, Angelin Preljocaj, Gideon Obarzanek, Paul Lightfoot and Sol León. Upon her return to Canada, she worked with James Kudelka for the Coleman Lemieux company, as well as with Marie Chouinard and Marcos Moreau in the production Triptyque by Les 7 doigts de la main, blending dance and circus. In 2016, she participated in the creation of Corps Amour Anarchie, a tribute to poet Léo Ferré by PPS Danse.

Keenly interested in the challenge of transmitting dance to the next generation, Anne teaches at several training institutions—École supérieure de ballet du Québec, École de danse de Québec, École de danse contemporaine de Montréal and Arts Umbrella—and has been the dance curator at Domaine Forget de Charlevoix since 2018.

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