La compagnie Virginie Brunelle was founded in Montreal in January of 2009. Inspired by the artistic vision of its choreographer, Virginie Brunelle, the company is committed to the research, creation, production and touring of her innovative contemporary dance works. By presenting her work on international stages, the company also contributes to the dissemination of Quebec culture around the world.
Virginie Brunelle / Choreographer
In 2007, having only just finished her studies, Virginie Brunelle quickly established herself in the contemporary dance scene with the raw and the emotive quality of her creations. Lauded by audiences and critics alike, her choreographies have received a number of awards and distinctions: the 2007 David Kilburn Grant, a professional development workshop in Wallonie-Bruxelles, a residence and a co-presentation at Studio 303, a 2009 RIDEAU grant from the Festival Vue sur la relève, as well as second prize at the Aarhus International Choreographic Competition (AICC) in Denmark. These accomplishments were echoed from beyond our borders with invitations to perform at international festivals.
Virginie Brunelle seeks to understand and demystify the human experience through the medium of dance. Although the dancers’ technique is primordial to their gestural life and underscores the quality of their performances, it is always the “human” in the work that is at the centre of her artistic aesthetic.