Under the artistic direction of Priscilla Guy and Sébastien Provencher, FURIES is a contemporary dance festival on a human scale held in Marsoui – Gaspésie and which highlights powerful choreographic forms in the everyday landscape. For the 3rd and 4th edition, guest artist-curator Karla Etienne joigns the programming team. FURIES is produced by Mandoline Hybride.
the Municipality of Marsoui, the Marsoui Development Committee, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, the Maison de la culture de Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, La Chapelle du Cap, the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges school of Marsoui, the Corporation de développement de La Martre, Auval, Malbord, Coteau Rougemont, Épicerie Thibault, L’Armoire santé, Tangente Danse, La Charpente des fauves, Marie Hudon, Jean-Jacques Élie, Récup. alimentaire Haute-Gaspésie, L’Euguélionne, our Complices: La Chapelle scènes contemporaines, Auberge festive du Sea Shack, Festival des arts de Sainte-Sauveur, as well as all the volunteers and all the partners and friends who contribute in any way to the success of the festival.
We wish to acknowledge that our activities and gatherings take place on the unceded lands and waters of the Mi’gmaq Nation. These traditional lands and waters are known to the Mi’gmaq community as the 7th District of the Mi’gma’gi, Gespe’gewa’gi: The Last Land. Visit Mandoline Hybride’s website to read the full statement and discover all our decolonization initiatives.
FURIES is proud to be committed to reducing its ecological footprint, through various concrete choices, from suppliers to hospitality and transportation.
Visit Mandoline Hybride’s website to learn more about the company’s commitments.
In the context of FURIES, on the one hand, we tend to program completed works, because our risk-taking does not lie in the accompaniment of creation for premieres (as is the case for Tangente and the Agora de la danse), but rather in an eclectic and uncompromising programming that favors the revival of works that have often not toured much or not at all in Quebec and, a fortiori, in Gaspésie. Thus, with the exception of the carte blanche we give to artists to create a work specifically for Marsoui (ex: Louise Bédard at the sand lot), we often favor works in finished format that we have seen in real life or on video.
On the other hand, we try to go with common favorites between the 3 members of the current artistic team (Sébastien Provencher, Karla Etienne and Priscilla Guy), whose aesthetic tastes are quite different.
Finally, there are a multitude of elements that we take into account, such as provenance, artistic maturity, type of choreographic practice, proposed aesthetics, solo or group pieces, representation of marginalized communities, a concern to contribute to the decolonization of dance, etc. The programming must reflect a set of values that the festival holds and that influence our choices.
Thus, the choice of whether or not to program a work at the festival is not only based on its artistic interest, but also on a complex balance between a multitude of elements that form the context of FURIES.
We look forward to seeing your work!
— Priscilla, Sébastien and Karla
For more information on the programming, contact Sébastien Provencher at email@example.com