Please welcome Catherine Gaudet!
Montréal, April 29, 2021_On this International Dance Day, it is with great pleasure that the Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV announces the arrival of Catherine Gaudet as the 3rd artist recipient of the CCOV Production program. After Dana Gingras / Animals of Distinction, author of Frontera in 2019, Yvon “Crazy Smooth” Soglo, choreographer of the work IN MY BODY, scheduled to premiere in the winter of 2022, the CCOV continues its mission of career support and will host Catherine and her team starting in September for a period of three years.
With this new association, Catherine Gaudet is preparing to embark on her first large-scale piece. Designed for choreographers to devote themselves 100% to the creation of works that mark important turning points in their careers, the ‘CCOV Productions’ program will help Catherine continue her artistic ascent.
“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. It is also an opportunity to take 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.”
Press release here.