2016 SEED Artist: Audrée Juteau
Audrée Juteau is an emerging performer and choreographer based in Montréal, Canada. She is the recipient of the prestigious 2010 Impulstanz Danceweb grant given by Jardin d'Europe, and she recently completed her MA at the Université du Québec à Montréal. As a dancer, she collaborated with Sonya Biernath, Katie Ward, la foundation Jean-Pierre Perreault and Deborah Dunn, among others. As a choreographer, she has worked with the collective The Choreographer, and in her recent works, Poisson and Sam affecte, she performed with her dog to experiment with chance and presence in live performance.
As part of a dance residency exchange between New England and Québec, Juteau’s residencies in 2016 were at VPL and Studio 303 in Montréal, where she developed a new work, Strange stranger. She collaborated with dancer Nathan Yaffe and composer Mathieu Noury to dig into various stages of presence. Using hypnosis techniques in the rehearsal process, she explored altered states in her new work inspired by Lewis Carroll’s tale Alice in Wonderland, in which all senses are reversible and paradoxical. VPL audiences had the opportunity to see the work-in-progress of Strange stranger and engage in a post-show talk with the artists in early August of 2016.