Photo credit: Julie Artacho
Catherine Gaudet completed Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in contemporary dance at UQAM. From 2010 to 2019 she was a founding member of the company Lorganisme as well as an innovative force in the new Centre de création O Vertigo, working alongside Mélanie Demers, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage and Ginette Laurin. Catherine is now the general and artistic director of Compagnie Catherine Gaudet and is also a member of the Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, an associate artist at Daniel Léveillé Danse and an associate artist at Agora de la danse.
Compagnie Catherine Gaudet was founded in Montreal in August 2019 with Catherine Gaudet as the general and artistic director. Its repertoire consists of several short pieces as well as six longer dance works: L’invasion du vide (2009), Je suis un autre (2012), Au sein des plus raides vertus (2014), La très excellente et lamentable tragédie de Roméo et Juliettee (2016), Tout ce qui va revient (2018) and L’affadissement du merveilleux (2018), Se dissoudre (2021). Produced in Montreal, they have been presented locally and internationally, notably in Denmark, France, Belgium, Germany and the U.S., and also at prestigious festivals such as Festival TransAmériques – FTA (Montreal), the Lyon Biennial, the Tanz im August Festival (Berlin), Festival international Les Brigittines (Bruxelles) and Théâtre National de Chaillot (Paris).
“It is with immense honour and great joy that I approach the CCOV long-term residency. I have been wanting for a long time to create a work for a large group. This need was becoming increasingly pressing for me. However, it is always difficult to finance creations with many dancers. This is why I see the support given by the CCOV as an opportunity – all too rare – to dream big and strong. The opportunity, also, to take the time. The time so necessary to seek in a concentrated, refined and assertive way; to dig, question and risk. I thus aspire to put in place, during my presence at the CCOV, the conditions for a serious dive into the heart of the practice, for all the collaborators associated with the project.”
« L’intense traversée d’états de corps de cette pièce portée avec force et un don total par les cinq interprètes nous amène au seuil de la catharsis. »
Le Devoir (Montréal), about L’affadissement du merveilleux
« Under the direction of Gaudet and Niel, Francis Ducharme and Clara Furey are frenetic reincarnations of Romeo and Juliet. »
Christian St-Pierre, JEU (Montréal), about La très excellente et lamentable tragédie de Roméo et Juliette
Cover photo credit: Se dissoudre (2021), Mathieu Verreault