FFDN's new 'Artist-in-Residence' program is designed in partnership with the Ryerson School of Performance to give a select Canadian choreographer a chance to bring multiple new works to production
over a 2-year period, including one original commission set on Ryerson dance students.
The residency provides access to studio space and time in theatre, production assistance, dramaturgy, mentorship, technical support and elite Ryerson student dancers. The overall goal of the Artist-in-Residence program is to have a lasting impact on the development of emerging choreographers and dancers who are at the start of their professional careers, as well as inviting them to share their vision with the FFDN audience. Candidates are selected based on experience and the quality of their previous work.
After graduating from l'École Supérieure de danse du Québec in 1994, ANNE PLAMONDON immediately joins Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. In 1995, she travels to Europe to dance with the Nederlands Dans Theater II, then the Gulbenkian Ballet in Portugal. During that period, Anne performs in works by over 30 choreographers. Returning to Montreal in 2000, Anne pursues her career as a freelancer, interpreting works by, among others, James Kudelka and Crystal Pite, with whom she develops a strong artistic bond. Then, between 2002 and 2016, with choreographer Victor Quijada, she contributes to the development of RUBBERBANDance Group, first as a performer, then as artistic co-director from 2006 to 2015. After 20 years of practice as a dancer, Anne makes her debut as a choreographer with the acclaimed solo The Same Eyes as Yours, followed with Night Mechanics in 2017, both in collaboration with theater director Marie Brassard.
Photo Credits: Top down, left to right:
Anne Plamondon working with Ryerson School of Performance Dance Students at FFDN 2018 M.O.R.E Fundraising Event. Photo by Nicole Crozier. | Anne Plamondon and Belinda McGuire in "Cantor Counter". Photo by Bruce Zinger | Anne Plamondon Masterclass. Photo by Drew Berry.