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Combining dance and digital art, MOSAÏCO explores the multiplicity in identity construction. This piece is performed by 5 dancers on stage, primarily from culturally diverse backgrounds. They support the theme with a mixed and rhythmic gestural vocabulary. Their movements influence a highly reactive digital projection in the background: the appearance, transformation, or decomposition of a textured mosaic changes with the performers' gestures. The performance is punctuated with poetic texts, providing the audience with insight into the profound reflection that has fueled the choreographic process.

MOSAÏCO transcends the boundaries of contemporary dance by exploring the multiplicity of cultural identities through the bold fusion of dance and digital art. On stage, five dancers from diverse backgrounds come together to support this theme with authenticity, expressing themselves through a mixed and rhythmic gestural language that takes the audience through the various facets of identity construction.


What influences our identity construction, from our family to our life experiences and even our territory, and in what ways? This ensemble of dancers includes Aly Keita, with expertise in circus and Guinean dance, as well as Andrea Niño Sarmiento, specializing in Afro-Colombian and contemporary dance. The team also includes Aymen Benkreira, a versatile dancer excelling in urban dance and tap, and Emmanuelle Martin, known for her gestural blend of ballet, urban dance, and Indian dance. Joined on stage by choreographer Audrey Gaussiran, expressing herself through a mixed flamenco style, they form a vibrant and colorful mosaic reflecting the diversity of their cultural origins and dances.


Furthermore, the origins and ancestors as part of the identity reflection are staged by the virtual presence of two other dancers: Lina Moros, a pioneer of flamenco in Montreal, and Louis Roy, a proud carrier of the Quebecois tap tradition. They appear on video and transform through digital manipulation, much like our memories inevitably undergo alterations.


At the heart of the performance, the graceful and passionate movements of the dancers exert a powerful influence on a reactive digital projection in the background, creating a textured mosaic that comes to life with their gestures, symbolizing the complexity of ever-evolving identities.


The emotion is elevated by poetic texts that punctuate this captivating exploration, immersing the audience in the depths of the exploration of identity. The entire creative process is enriched by this introspection, offering the audience an intimate connection with the work.


MOSAÏCO thus embraces cultural diversity and the union of different artistic disciplines and aesthetics. It is an experience where dance and digital art come together to awaken the collective consciousness to the individual multiplicity that forms our collective richness.

Year of creation:2024
Audience: General public
Duration: 55 minutes

(5) Dancers: Aly Keita, Andrea Niño Sarmiento, Audrey Gaussiran, Aymen Benkreira, Emmanuelle Martin

(2) Dancers in digital projection: Lina Moros, Louis Roy

Artistic direction: Audrey Gaussiran

Choreographer: Audrey Gaussiran and the dancers

Dancers who participated in the creation: Aly Keita, Andrea Niño Sarmiento, Aymen Benkreira, Claudelle Bilodeau, Kristin Contessa Molnar Jancso, Lina Moros, Louis Roy, Emmanuelle Martin, Rocio Vadillo, Yelitza Garcia

Digital Art: Francis Lecavalier

Composition and Sound Design: Joannie Labelle

Poetry: Sarah Khilaji, Paul Zakarivan, Audrey Gaussiran, Jean-Pierre Gorkynian

Dramaturgy: Valérie Gagnon-Laniel

Outside Eye: Shérane Figaro, Rocio Vadillo

Lighting: Rachel Réard

Costumes: Manon Guiraud, Mariane Labonté

The creation of this work was possible thanks to the financial support of our generous partners.


Financial partners:

City of Laval

Culture Laval

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Canada Council for the Arts

La Danse sur les routes du Québec


Residency partners:

Maison des arts de Laval

Maison de la culture Pointe-aux-Trembles

Salle Émile-Legault

Domaine Forget 

Maison pour la danse de Québec

La Rotonde



Académie de danse Makam

Loisirs Bon-Pasteur

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