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COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD

PRESS RELEASE - For immediate release Montréal - September 1, 2010

Carol Prieur, named “Dancer of the Year» by Tanz magazine! With great pride and emotion, the COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD has learned of Carol Prieur’s naming as «Dancer of the year” by Tanz magazine. Prieur has been a COMPAGNIE dancer for fifteen years. Each year the German monthly, a leading reference in contemporary dance, names its favourites, selected by an elite group of international critics. In a special edition, it publishes portraits of noteworthy persons, companies or works of the past year. Tanz’s 2010 special issue, available at newsstands since August, features a four-page spread on Carol Prieur, who is Canadian. In an interview with dance columnist Philip Szporer, Prieur discusses THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE), the COMPAGNIE’s latest creation, as well as her symbiotic ties with dance and close working relationship with Marie Chouinard, constantly evolving. During these years of collaboration, Marie Chouinard’s “muse” has performed three solos created especially for her, Humanitas, Etude poignante and MOUVEMENTS, soixante-quatre dessins, un poème, une postface par Henri Michaux, Editions Gallimard, 1951, which highlighted Carol’s tenth year with the company. She has also been the key performer of Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and a memorable soloist for 24 Preludes by Chopin, ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE, bODY_rEMIX /les _vARIATIONS gOLDBERG and THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE). In 2003, Carol received a grant from the Canada Council and the Best Performer Award for her work in Marie Chouinard’s film Cantique No. 1, at the Moving Pictures Festival of Dance on Film and Video in Toronto. In 2009, Carol and the other COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD dancers were awarded a Gemini for “Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series” for their work in the film bODY_rEMIX / les _vARIATIONS gOLDBERG. In 2011, Montrealers will have a chance to see Carol dance at the Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts, in ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE on April 7 and bODY_rEMIX /les _vARIATIONS gOLDBERG April 9 and 10. For the touring schedule, please visit our website. -30Information

Christel Durand 514 843 9036 ext 15 cdurand@mariechouinard.com www.mariechouinard.com

THE GOLDEN MEAN (LIVE) Choreography: Marie Chouinard Photo: Sylvie-Ann Paré Performer : Carol Prieur


Dancer of the Year