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Soraïda Caron

Teaser de Belles Bêtes
Teaser d'Élégante chair
Soraïda Caron graduated from the Université du Québec à Montréal with a bachelor's degree in contemporary dance and interpretation, and began her career with Isabelle Choinière and the company Le Corps Indice, with whom she performed twice at the Enghien-les-Bains festival in France. Working in parallel with other companies, she performed at the Vues sur la relève festival and the Montreal Fringe, where she won the Best Actress Award in 2003. In 2007, she returned to her native Bas-Saint-Laurent and settled in Trois-Pistoles. Initially working as a teacher, she continued her work as a performer with Karine Ledoyen and Emmanuel Jouthe. She also began working as a choreographer with non-dancers. With them, she created the trilogy Mange-Moi dont mon amour! MMDMA2! and Bigoudis flanelle et moto, and presented her work in new venues (conference room, blacksmith's shop, day-care center, seniors' center, museum, park and wharf). Committed to the professional development of contemporary dance in her region, she won the Prix de la relève artistique au Bas-Saint-Laurent in 2011 and founded the Mars elle danse company in 2015. Recipient of several grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, she created Vodkarl (2016), Patrice dans Gisèl (2017) and Belles Bêtes (2019), which will tour eastern Quebec in fall 2021. Taking her desire to promote contemporary art in the region a step further, since 2018 she has organized the Marathon de la création de Trois-Pistoles. This event offers five simultaneous creative residencies to five professional artists from all disciplines. These residencies are followed by presentations in the form of a convoy of walkers who move from one venue to another in the city to discover the results of the artists' work. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec as part of the Bas-Saint-Laurent territorial partnership program, she is currently working on her new creation, the choreographic exhibition ÉLÉGANTE CHAIR, in collaboration with glass artist Ito Laïla Lefrançois. In 2020, she is a finalist for the Prix Artiste de l'année au Bas-Saint-Laurent awarded by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for her body of work.