Interested in interdisciplinarity and decompartmentalization of disciplines, Nadère arts vivants creates innovative and unique circus works that seek to question forms and genres.

Nadère contributes to the advancement and the recognition of the performing art, in Montreal and internationally, by placing research at the very center of it’s creative process and foster unusual artistic collaborations.

Under the artistic vision of Andréane Leclerc, Nadère wishes to become an independent experimentation platform; unconventional, experimental and open to other artistic approaches.

* Nadère arts vivants is a non-profit organization based in Montreal.

Nadère arts vivants

Since the company’s creation in 2013, Nadère’s pieces and performances has been played in Montreal (Studio 303, Tangente, La Chapelle); Toronto (Contemporary circus Festival of Toronto) ; Brazil (Circos) ; Spain (Mercat de les Flores, Sala Hiroshima, Sismograf, Teatro Lleal, Can Monroig) ; France (Autopistes, FIAT) ; Czech Republic (Palac Akropolic) ; Denmark (Théâtre Republique) ; United States (Chicago Circus Festival, New York’s Skirball Center, Performance Mix).

Nadère is supported through creative and technical residencies in Montreal (Studio 303, CCOV, Espace Marie Chouinard, Monument-National, Théâtre La Chapelle, Centre Culturel NDG) and internationally (Mains d’oeuvres, La Métive, Sala Hiroshima, La Grainerie). Gloutonnerie du vide (temporary title) is the newest research and creation project led by Andréane Leclerc.

Andreane Leclerc, choreographer and director 

Andreane is interested in the performative scene, interdisciplinarity and dramaturgy. Her creative process deconstructs the spectacular, and search a body as matter that becomes in sensation rather than sensationalism.

Graduated from the National Circus School in 2001, she completed in 2013 a master’s degree on the prowess dramaturgy at UQAM’s theater department. That same year, she founded the company Nadère arts vivants, to continue her practice of research on the body. In addition of creating conceptual pieces (Di(x)parue, InSuccube, Bath House, Cherepaka, Eat Me, The Whore of Babylon), she continues to interpret for various international projects (Angela Konrad’s Variations pour une déchéance annoncée , Theater Republic’s The Tiger Lillies Perform Hamlet).

Andréane is developing a teaching practice with “contortion for all” workshop and is currently co-creating Sang Bleu with contemporary choreographer and dancer Dany Desjardins, which will premiere in Montreal in February 2018. Her newest, Gloutonnerie du vide (working title), is currently at its laboratory stage.

Board of directors

President : Andréane Leclerc, co-executive director and artistic director at Nadère arts vivants
Vice President : Miriam Ginestier, artistic director at Studio 303
Secretary : Geoffroy Faribault, co-executive director and development at Nadère arts vivants
Treasurer : Constance de Grosbois, director, M&A at BMO Capital Markets
Administrator : Marie-Ève Poirier, CPA, CA, CFE at P\S\L Group
Administrator : Margarita Altankova, lawyer at Fasken Martineau