It is first through the spectrum of music that Virginie Brunelle discovered her artistic fiber. After dedicating her childhood to the violin, she transfers this musical knowledge and her mastery of rhythm to a dance training.
It is first through the spectrum of music that Virginie Brunelle discovered her artistic fiber. After dedicating her childhood to the violin, she transfers this musical knowledge and her mastery of rhythm to a dance training (UQAM, 2007).
In 2008, after graduating, Virginie Brunelle created Les cuisses à l’écart du cœur, a choreography for seven dancers that earned many awards and mentions. Emboldened by this initial success, she founded her eponymous company (Compagnie Virginie Brunelle) in 2009, and in the same year created a second work, Foutrement, which won the 2017 Prix du public presented by the CAM en tournée (CAM touring program). In 2011, Virginie Brunelle opened La Chapelle’s fall season with the presentation of her third work, Complexe des genres, which received second prize at Denmark’s prestigious Aarhus International Choreography Competition. In 2014, she presented PLOMB, and in 2016 she created À la douleur que j’ai.
These four works have since toured internationally, bringing her recognition on the world stage that culminated in an invitation in 2018 to create a show for Gauthier Dance, Beating, a work that was first presented in Germany, with a Canadian tour in 2018-2019. In 2020, she created Les corps avalés, a piece for seven dancers, accompanied on stage by the Molinari Quartet and presented by Danse Danse at the Théâtre Maisonneuve. The work was a great success with critics and spectators.
In 2022, Fables, a major work for twelve performers had its world premiere at the Lugano Dance Project Festival in Switzerland and was then presented at the Théâtre Maisonneuve of Place des Arts in Montreal.
Virginie Brunelle also directed her first dance short film entitled Reminiscences which made its world premiere in official competition of the Festival Regard.
It’s always time to jump into one another’s arms, do the wave, sway your hips to celebrate and reconnect with your essence. Distilling the unifying power of dance, Minuit quelque part is an explosion of happiness in movement.