Artist-curator Karla Étienne will host a café-causerie with Afrodescendant artists who will discuss issues related to art creation.
Karla Etienne is an artist and cultural manager. The first graduate of the organization’s Programme de formation et d’entraînement artistique et professionnel en danse (PEFAPDA) and an accomplished dancer, Karla has been a part of Zab Maboungou’s major works, including the emblematic Mozongi, winner of the Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal in dance, particularly for “the amazing performance of its performers” in 2015. She has collaborated as a dancer in projects by George Stamos, Katya Montaignac, Sophie Corriveau and Priscilla Guy. Karla Etienne also has a degree in environment and cultural management and continues to contribute as a performer, mentor, advisor and new philanthropist to artists and arts organizations. She is the Executive Director of the Canadian Dance Association and a guest curator of Mandoline Hybride. Her commitment is recognized today, notably for the renewal of cultural policies concerning equity in the field of art, on all levels of practice, management and dissemination with the institutions and organizations that are responsible, including the Conseil des arts de Montréal. In 2021, she received the NyataNyata Stellaire Award for service to the greater dance community.Photo: Mathieu Gaudreault.
The artists of the café-causerie are also featured in several events of the festival! Detailed programming to come.