A Word From the Director / Biography
I have always wanted to be a part of the performing arts. I absolutely love them. I have always been sensitive to the vagaries of the vast array of human emotions; in particular with what is beautiful, ugly, hopeful, and intelligent. The artists of the performing arts thus become both my material and my inspiration.
I chose to work with movement and the body as my main tools for directing and sculpting emotion because contemporary dance allows us to explore what is concrete and tangible, through movement, while allowing poetry to infiltrate.
I find dance fundamentally beautiful because it is both down-to-earth and imaginary. The movement is both familiar to us and oh so foreign because the body is intimately linked to all our emotions, but so rarely named in the equation!
It's quite something, going to a show and feeling that thing that you thought insignificant, reflecting on an idea or an emotion as a group, realizing that you've taken the trouble to put it on the stage, and that the audience is responding to it too. It's nice to go to a show and to get the sense that you're not alone in feeling something. The performing arts are extraordinarily versatile in their approach to the spectator: exorcising, comforting, questioning, delighting in, escaping from, recognising, resenting… these are all good responses. All these ways of creating a connection are useful and necessary because at the end of the day, one hopes to move forward as a human being. By questioning, comforting, escaping from, recognizing, resenting...by risking the stage and the arts, we connect with what makes us human!
Artistic and General Director of Tuque et Capuche
Delphine Véronneau - Biography
A graduate of UQAM (2011) and the École Supérieure de Théâtre Musical (ESTHEM - 2004), Delphine also holds a bachelor's degree in dance from UQAM (2011) and the École Supérieure de Théâtre Musical (ESTHEM - 2004). She is also trained in jigging, violin, and piano. Delphine has had the opportunity to perform in several cities throughout Quebec with various musical groups (Maharajah, Nodaska, and Java). She is currently working as a choreographer with Tuque et Capuche, which, since 2011, has presented her work at the Auteurs de Trouble festival in Lyon (2012), the Vue sur la Relève festival (2013) and the Montreal Fringe Festival (2012 and 2015). She also created and presented the pieces Distance and Nothing I Can Do performed on stage at the Festiblues international de Montréal (2013 and 2014). In addition, she occasionally works as choreographer and director in collaboration with writers and other directors (Cassandre Emmanuel, Linda Cadieux, Marie-Noëlle Doucet, Dan Cowboy). In 2015-2016, she created La Playlist , a multidisciplinary show that was presented in Saint-Léonard-d'Aston and at the Montreal Fringe Festival. La Playlist received glowing reviews from the public as well as the media.
In 2017, for the first time, Delphine Véronneau co-directed a documentary with Liane Thériault, which was the first part of the Bloom concept project. Bloom is an evening show in two parts, offering both cinema and dance. The first part is a documentary in which the audience is invited to witness the company's creative process. Next, the screen gives way to the performers on stage presenting the ‘live’ results of this process.