The artistic language of Caroline Laurin-Beaucage draws first upon the body and movement, before crystallizing in the theoretical concepts that give them form. She is interested in sensible phenomena and largely intangible physical principles such as gravity and memory, and in the way they affect and shape the deployment of choreographic writing. In appropriating these intangible manifestations and transposing them into dance, she has developed a vocabulary that is inextricably linked to matter, temporality, and spatiality. Movement is circumscribed within a moment, a space, or around scenographic elements in a manner that makes them constrain and structure the composition of the choreography.
Carnal incarnations of hidden systems, Caroline’s works express the essence of humanity, bringing out both raw instinct and sensibility. Her substantial, uncompromising dance vividly embodies interiority and the imperceptible.
Choreographer, performer and teacher for 24 years, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage has a repertoire of ten works, including installations, in situ performances, architectural projections and a virtual reality film. Her repertoire has been presented in Montreal (Danse Danse, Agora de la danse, Tangente, Festival TransAmériques, OFFTA), as well as in Canada, France, Spain, Hungary, Germany, South Korea, Switzerland and Israel. In 2019, the stage work Intérieurs received the CALQ Prize for Best Choreographic Work 2019-2020. As a performer, she has worked with Ginette Laurin (O Vertigo), Jacques Poulin-Denis, Paul-André Fortier and Jean-Pierre Perreault. She is also co-founder of the structure for choreographers Lorganisme – of which she is still a member – and, in 2022, she joined Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique. Caroline first trained at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, then obtained her Master’s degree from Concordia University’s INDI program in 2022. She taught in Concordia’s contemporary dance department as a lecturer from 2005 to 2019. She joined the faculty of UQAM’s dance department in 2020, where she is currently developing the field of dance and new technologies.