Monique Leger

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Monique Léger’s career encompasses movement, dance, somatic research and poetry. A self-taught and itinerant artist, trained at the school of instinct and curiosity, she was a professional dancer for ten years with EDAM in Vancouver and one year with Meredith Monk’s The House in New York; she has worked with various choreographers and is herself a choreographer. She returned to Acadia in 2017 after 28 years working in the Canadian cultural sector. Drawn to self-renewal and the creative search for movement, sustained by 30 years of ongoing training in Judith Koltaï’s seminal work in Embodied Practice®, training with Monika Pagneux in Paris and various movement, anatomy and dance workshops with inspired teachers, she developed her signature approach, The Intelligence of Movement. She recently contributed to the film project Habiter le mouvement, un récit en dix chapitres by Béatriz Mediavilla and choreographer Thierry Thieu Niang. In 2021, she was movement dramaturge for Savèche une fragmentation en trois mouvements, poetry by Jonathan Roy and co-produced by the Théâtre Populaire d’Acadie and the National Arts Centre and in 2022 Les Remugles ou la danse nuptiale est une langue morte, play by Caroline Belisle, produced by Théâtre l’Escaouette. She created and performed Tu mio corpo Opus XI at the Cinédance festival in Rouyn-Noranda QC in 2022 and co-created a dance poetry performance with poet Fredric Gary Comeau, based on his book Vérités at the Festival acadien de poésie in 2022. Her work, Tu mio corpo (cinematic research) with artists Béatriz Mediavilla, Sonya Malaborza and Jean-Philippe Raiche and co-creation with Béatriz Mediavilla, Le souffle effacé, will be presented at the Festival Cinécorps in Rennes, France in 2023.