“A Day in the Life” with dance choreographer Marie Lambin-Gagnon

In 1989, Marie Lambin-Gagnon, the 4th of family of 5, was born in Montreal. She was remarkably timid in her childhood, which her parents wished to help her overcome. Hockey, being a huge part of her brothers’ life, did not hold her attention. However, when Marie discovered dance, she found her calling. From the very beginning, Marie used dance to discover the world around her. During her pre-professional and professional dance training, she began her education in visual arts – which led her to explore other avenues to express her unique creativity. Based out of Montreal and Toronto, she’s traveled to New York, Germany, Israel, and Greece, to train and gather sources of inspiration. Her worldly travels have greatly influenced Marie to keep her artistic ambition growing. Her creativity is limitless and her passion for dance is a beacon that illuminates her life – as well as ours.

-Written by my dad : Denis Gagnon

Bloor and Kennedy Flower: It is a picture of the inside of my favourite flowers shop in my neighbourhood.
Bloor and Kennedy Flower: It is a picture of the inside of my favourite flowers shop in my neighbourhood.
Bouquet at home: I am obsessed with flowers. I always have at least one bouquet in my house. I like to make the flower arrangement myself.
Bouquet at home: I am obsessed with flowers. I always have at least one bouquet in my house. I like to make the flower arrangement myself.
Bouquet at home 2: Another example of a flower arrangement I made.
Bouquet at home 2: Another example of a flower arrangement I made.
High Park 3: my favourite time to go in High Park, in the fall.
High Park 3: my favourite time to go in High Park, in the fall.
High Park: I live very close to High Park, I love going for a walk watch the beautiful birds, specially the swans!
High Park: I live very close to High Park, I love going for a walk watch the beautiful birds, specially the swans!
Marie Lambin-Gagnon - High Park 2: Here I am saying Hi the the birds of High Park.
High Park 2: Here I am saying Hi the the birds of High Park.
Picnic in High Park: I love having a picnic in High Park!
Picnic in High Park: I love having a picnic in High Park!
Marie Lambin-Gagnon - Rehearsal -TDT: Here is a picture of me in studio rehearsing for Slow Dance. photo by Omer Yukseker.
Rehearsal -TDT: Here is a picture of me in studio rehearsing for Slow Dance. photo by Omer Yukseker.
Rehearsal residency: I got selected to be part of the Peer Learning Network program at Dancemakers. The National Ballet lent their studios to the program, here is a picture I took of myself before rehearsal.
Rehearsal residency: I got selected to be part of the Peer Learning Network program at Dancemakers. The National Ballet lent their studios to the program, here is a picture I took of myself before rehearsal.
rehearsal-TDT2: Picture in rehearsal for Slow Dance. Dancers on the photo: Margarita Soria, Yuichiro Inoue and Devon Snell. Photo by Omer Yukseker.
rehearsal-TDT2: Picture in rehearsal for Slow Dance. Dancers on the photo: Margarita Soria, Yuichiro Inoue and Devon Snell. Photo by Omer Yukseker.
Rehearsal-TDT3: Another photo in rehearsal for Slow Dance. Dancers on the photo: Margarita Soria and Peter Kelly. Photo by Omer Yukseker.
Rehearsal-TDT3: Another photo in rehearsal for Slow Dance. Dancers on the photo: Margarita Soria and Peter Kelly. Photo by Omer Yukseker.
Sunset in Bloor West Village: Beautiful sunset close to where I live.
Sunset in Bloor West Village: Beautiful sunset close to where I live.
Sunset in Bloor West Village: Beautiful sunset close to where I live.
Sunset in Bloor West Village: Beautiful sunset close to where I live.

What ‘hood are you in?

I live in Bloor West Village

What do you do?

Contemporary Dance Choreographer

What are you currently working on?

I am currently working on “Slow Dance”, a piece commissioned by Toronto Dance Theatre. The work lies between visual art and contemporary dance. Slow Dance is a conversation between dancers, objects and environment, celebrating the intimacy and strength present in all things. Featuring Yuichiro Inoue, Peter Kelly, Margarita Soria, Devon Snell. Original music by Asa Sexton-Greenberg. Set Design and costumes made in collaboration with Christine Urquhart, and lighting design by Imogen Wilson.

Where can we find your work?

“Slow Dance” is presented until February 2nd, at 80 Winchester Street in studio B. For more information on the show you can go on www.tdt.org.

My work will be shown through a creative residency at the Lake Studios in Berlin in June 2019. For more information about my past work of future projects, you can visit my website: www.marielambingagnon.net.

 

 

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