Marie-Reine Kabasha and Marie Lambin-Gagnon
During the 2023-2024 season, Lorganisme will provide its delegated production services to two artists on a punctual basis. We are very happy to support Marie-Reine Kabasha and Marie Lambin-Gagnon for their projects Ce qui m’habite and Still Life.
Marie-Reine ‘M Queen‘ Kabasha
Active in the Montreal dance scene since 2013, Marie-Reine Kabasha, aka M Queen, has had the opportunity to work with creators demonstrating refined and versatile artistic languages, including several prominent figures in the Montreal and international street dance scene. As a performer, she joined EBNFLŌH in 2014 under the direction of Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé and Tentacle Tribe in 2016 under the direction of Emmanuelle Lê Phan et Elon Höglund. In 2019, she collaborated with the French waacking collective Ma Dame Paris. Lately, she has been working with Brigitte Poupart, Jacques Poulin-Denis, Sébastien Provencher, Helen Simard and Caroline Laurin-Beaucage.
Inspired by all forms of expression and by naturopathy, Marie-Reine combines her love of movement of all kinds and her pleasure of sharing in all her practices. In freestyle as well as in theater work or teaching experiences, every exchange opportunity nourishes her. She started developing her own artistic language through a research project called “Trigger Point”, while continuing to collaborate with artists who inspire her. From this research, she is now drawing her first stage work Ce qui m’habite.
Marie Lambin-Gagnon is a choreographer, dancer and visual artist. Her practice combines dance, photography, sculpture and installation. She collaborated with artist Sara Cwynar to choreograph “Red Film” which was presented at the Sao Paulo Biennale (2018), at the MoMA and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, among others. In October of that year, Marie self-produced her first full-length work, “White Elephant,” a 60-minute multi-disciplinary dance installation where the entire performance space was covered in bubble wrap. In 2019, she was commissioned by the Toronto Dance Theatre to create a sculptural performance installation titled “Slow Dance,” which earned her a feature in NOW Magazine as one of their “12 Stage Artists to watch in 2019.” The piece was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for “Outstanding Performance of an Ensemble.” In 2020, she presented “Slow Death,” an installation and performance commissioned by the Art Gallery of Ontario and shown in situ in the institution’s European Masters galleries. The work was also part of the Furies Festival in August 2022. In October 2023, the choreographer was commissioned by The Bentway to create a piece integrated into the large scale installation “Confluence” produced by acclaimed artists duo Striped Canary. The artist also created a work for Toes for Dance to choreograph a site specific installation for Common Ground Festival.
She is currently developing her project, Still Life, a series of performances and exhibitions composed of large scale photographs and sculptural movements. The next stages of creation will take place during residencies in Reykjavik (SIM Residency) and Mexico City (Casa Lu).