Nadère arts vivants
Since 2009, Andréane Leclerc has created many short performances in a variety of contexts such as cabarets – Edgy Women Festival, Short & Sweet, Piss in the Pool – and three longer works of 45 minutes up to an hour: Di(x)parue (2009), a phenomenological research, Cherepaka (2011), a deconstruction of circus prowess and its language, and InSuccube (2012), ordered and produced by Studio 303 and welcomed in residence at Mains D’Oeuvres, Paris, an inquiry into contortion fantasy and expectations.
In September 2013, following a request for international tour, Nadère Performing Art became a non-profit organization. In March 2014, Eat me, a new creation that questions feminine empowerment through the sexualisation of the bodies on stage has been presented at Tangente. Since then, Nadère Performing Art has presented at the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival and completed a European tour with Autopistes. During that tour, it performed and offered contortion and creation workshops in circus institutions such as Lido, Croix-Baragnon space and the Mercat de les Flor. Bath House (2013), a danced contortion work exploring the concept of territories from Piss in the Pool at the Bain St-Michel, opened the night which featured Cherepaka at Tangente in October 2014. In 2015, Whore of Babylon, co-created with Martyn Jacques from The Tiger Lillies, has premiered in Montréal at Théâtre Lachapelle for the opening of the Grand Cru Festival before going to Théâtre République in Copenhague, both official coproducers of The Whore of Babylon.
Interested by interdisciplinarity and the crossover of discipline, Nadère performing art creates original and unique circus pieces that questions forms and gender.
Nadère contributes to the advancement and the recognition of the circus discipline, 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.
– Artistic localism
– Artistic Freedom (Not be submissive to a system)
Board of directors
President : Andréane Leclerc, performeur, artistic director and general manager of Nadère arts vivants
Vice President : Miriam Ginestier, artistic director of Studio 303
Board secretary : Geoffroy Faribault, market development and booking at Nadère arts vivants
Treasurer : Constance de Grosbois, vice president, M&A at BMO Capital Markets
Director : Véronique Fontaine, general manager of Théâtre le Carrousel
Director : Marie-Ève Poirier, CPA, CA, CFE at P\S\L Group America
Director : Margarita Altankova, lawyer at Fasken Martineau
Director : Christel Durand, communications director of O Vertigo