Stéphane Maddix Albert à FURIES 2021 (Photo: Clotilde D-G)
Stéphane Maddix Albert à FURIES 2021 (Photo: Clotilde D-G)

ABOUT

About FURIES

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 edition, which will take place from July 28 to 31, 2022, guest artist-curator Karla Etienne is joining the programming team. FURIES is produced by Mandoline Hybride.

3rd EDITION - July 28 to 31, 2022

Thank you to our partners

We also thank

Ms. Méganne Perry Mélançon – députée de Gaspé, Ms. Diane Lebouthillier – députée de Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Marie Hudon, Jean-Jacques Élie, Tangente Danse, Microbrasserie le Malbord, Épicerie Thibault of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Armoire Santé, Vignoble Coteau Rougemont, Notre-Dame-des-Neiges school of Marsoui, the Comité de développement de Marsoui, the Marsoui camping team, La Chapelle du Cap, Mont-Café, the Municipality of Marsoui, our team of volunteers and all the partners and friends who contribute directly or indirectly to the success of the festival.

Team FURIES 2022

Artistic direction: Priscilla Guy & Sébastien Provencher Guest artist-curator: Karla Etienne Director – Administration, production and ticketing: Marie-Charlotte Castonguay-Harvey Director – Communications and Production: Clotilde Dyotte-Gabelier Technical direction: Samuel Thériault, Paul Chambers & Lisandre Coulombe Web developer: Jean-Philippe Ung Design: Étienne Després Photographers: Moïse Marcoux-Chabot & René Faulkner Videographers: Claudia Chan Tak & Jonathan Gaudreau Production assistants: Maurice-G. Du Berger & Jarom Osorio Caterer: Marc-André Dinel Volunteers: Béatrice Dutil, Cath Bellefleur, Catherine Boily, Clémence Pépin, Eloïse Caza, Emilie Morin, Francine Guimond, Géraldine Leong Sang, Jack Tremblay, Laurence Lallier-Roussin, Marie Bernier, Marie-Josée Lemieux, Marie-Maxime Ross, Maude Laurin-Beaulieu, Maxine Segalowitz, Maya Guy, Pier-Luc Lussier, Sigrid Patterson, Sonia Palato, Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, Soraïda Caron and Yvonne Daigle.

COMMITMENTS

Land and water acknowledgment

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.

Our eco-responsible commitments

FURIES is proud to be committed to reducing its ecological footprint, through various concrete choices, from suppliers to hospitality and transportation. Below is a summary of the achievements of the last edition of the festival. These will be renewed and improved for the 2023 edition:
  • No single-use plastic used at the bar or in the kitchen;
  • No printing of evening programs;
  • Approximately 200 homemade meals served to the artistic teams in reusable dishes;
  • No printing required for ticketing;
  • Composting of all organic waste in the kitchen and recycling bins on site;
  • Travel of artists and teams offset by purchasing carbon credits to finance the planting of trees in Quebec;
  • Sale of FURIES shirts bought second hand and printed locally and ethically in silk-screening;
  • Choice of local suppliers (bar, meals, banner printing, etc.)
Visit Mandoline Hybride’s website to learn more about the company’s commitments.

SELECTION OF WORKS

Programming process

As a festival on a human scale with limited resources, FURIES does not issue a call for proposals. However, it is possible to send us an spontaneous submission that we will consider within a reasonable time frame, given that the artistic programming team works only about 10 to 15 hours per month from September to May. The FURIES artistic team has to make difficult choices among a plethora of artistic proposals mainly in dance, but also in music, performance, theater, storytelling or circus, as indicated by its mandate of discovery and disciplinary networking through dance. Only about 15 works are selected each year. Many people submit projects to us and we have to turn down the vast majority. Since the programming is planned about 10 months in advance, the beginning of the fall is a good time to send your projects for the next edition. To propose a project, contact us by email at: comm@mandolinehybride.com.

Programming angles

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

ARCHIVES

Archives: FURIES 2021 time capsule

Archives: FURIES 2019 time capsule