In 2019, Diagramme launched its very first project related to co-production support. While our mission to assist artists and cultural organizations has for many years included support for diverse administrative tasks (preparation of grant applications, budgeting, accounting services), we were determined to support a key phase in the creation of artistic projects in dance and the circus arts: production.
With the goal of facilitating the production of shows by providing resources to promising projects, Diagramme is offering an annual grant of $5,000 to a project that stands out from the rest, based on specific criteria.
Among the decisive criteria in selecting projects are the maturity, commitment and desire of artists to create a work of the highest potential, resting on the solidest foundation. Other factors strongly considered are the feasibility and durability of the project, as well as the timing: the concurrence between the period in which Diagramme’s support is available, and the production of the work in question.
Drawing inspiration from interdisciplinary sources, Johanne Madore has explored the performing arts for some thirty years, pursuing a unique and highly productive approach as a dancer, physical theatre performer, choreographer and avant-garde director.
She is renowned for her complex hybrid creations that fuse physical, musical and visual genres, and has collaborated with the likes of Carbone 14, Ex-Machina, O Vertigo, Léveillé Danse, 4D Arts, and Cirque Éloize. At the same, she has worked on her own projects and personal research: Antennaë, La Jeune femme et la mort, Monarca, Le Corps conteur, etc. She has also taught interdisciplinary studies at UQAM.
She founded the company Chimère to pursue her research on the delicate interconnections between the body and matter. Her new creation NYX represents a quest for new hybrid stage forms, accompanied by her faithful collaborator, artist-researcher Pierre Przysiezniak.