Following a first career as a classical contortionist, Andréane Leclerc created her first pieces in 2006 for various Montreal contexts, including Edgy Women, Short & Sweet, Piss in the Pool, Festival St-Ambroise Fringe. She was quickly supported by Studio 303, Tangente, laboratory of contemporary movements, La Chapelle scènes contemporaines and was welcomed in creation residencies at Mains-D'œuvre Saint-Ouen, La Métive in Creuse and New Dance Alliance in New York.
Her piece Cherepaka, created as part of the Master's program at the Department of Theatre at UQAM under the direction of Marie Christine Lesage, was a dazzling success and a first international tour was organized. The interdisciplinary company Nadère arts vivants was created in 2013 to support Andréane Leclerc's vision by placing fundamental research in new body practices at the heart of its mission.
Since then, the repertory works of Andréane Leclerc - Nadère arts vivants have been presented on five continents, including Cairo (D-CAF Festival), Tokyo (Official Selection of TPAM), Florence (Fabbrica Europa), Olot (Sismogràf), Tenerife (Tetro Lleal), Copenhagen (Teatre RePublique), Paris (La Briqueterie), Guadalajara (Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea Onesimo Gonzalez), Sao Paulo (Circos), Montevideo (FIDAE), New York (Skirball Center), to name a few.
The repertoire includes 6 major works including the in situ performance Di(x)parue (2009), the interdisciplinary solo Cherepaka (2011), the short piece Mange-Moi (2013), the interartistic creation with Dany Desjardins Sang Bleu (2018), the large-scale piece The Whore of Babylon featuring The Tiger Lillies (2015-2020), and the current transdisciplinary creation À l'est de Nod (2022) which will have its world premiere at the Musée d'Art de Rouyn-Noranda in Quebec. For this recent creation, Andréane is currently supported in residencies in Quebec at Place des Arts, Studio Flak, Patro Villeray, Théâtre Hector-Charland, Maison de la Culture NDG, and internationally at CAOS in Italy, CEART de San Luis Potosí and CEPRODAC in Mexico.
On her way, Andréane offers master classes in contortion, contemporary scenic writing or artistic approach from Colombia to Japan, through Mexico and Italy, and of course, for the Montreal artistic community of Tio'tia:ke.
At the same time, Nadère arts vivants is developing an artistic bivouac and an accompaniment and residency program. In October 2020, Nadère arts vivants produced the local Montreal event of IETM Multi Locations.