Lilith & Cie / Aurélie Pedron
At the beginning of her career, Aurélie Pedron produced 11 art videos that have been screened in 17 countries. She then undertook a master’s in dance creation at UQAM before investing space and the live body with a few solos and stage pieces: CHAIR (2011) and CORPS CAVERNEUX (2013, presented by Danse-Cité).
In 2013, Aurélie Pedron’s artistic quest was honed with the founding of Lilith & Cie. She invents the very sites for her installation performances, where artists channel perceptions and reveal images unthought of. ENTRE (2014, presented by Tangente), a nano-performance offered to one spectator at a time, became a signature piece for the company, earning the discovery award from the Prix de la danse de Montréal, presented by Agora de la danse and Tangente. In 2016, Danse-Cité presented LA LOBA, a choreographic circuit of 12 live installations in the former Institut des Sourdes-muettes in Montréal.
Alongside these works, the choreographer collaborates with marginalized youths. With them and through the support of the artist-run multidisciplinary centre DARE DARE, she created the micro-performances RÛE and MARGE (2014-2015). INDEEP, presented in 2016 and 2017, is a moving 10-hour performance for 10 blindfolded youth.
Founded in 2013, her company Lilith & Cie is devoted to the research, creation and dissemination of works intersecting performance, choreography and installation. The company’s productions waive performing arts codes and invite us to consider reality otherwise.
In parallel, Lilith & Cie leads creative research projects with visually impaired and marginalized individuals (drug and alcohol consumption or mental health issues), to promote inclusion, sharing and mutual learning.