Marie Béland is a choreographer based in Montreal, Canada. She completed a Bachelor of Dance at UQÀM, where she received the William Douglas Scholarship. She then founds her company, maribé – sort de ce corps, with which she first produced maribé – live in Montreal (2005), then the show for teenagers Twis-manivelle (2005), which was reviewed by the newspaper ICI as one of the five best dance shows of the year.
Then followed Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour dancer (2008) which received the prize ARRIMAGES during its tour of Maisons de la culture of Montréal, RAYON X: a true decoy story (2010) co-produced by Tangente and the Festival Les Coups de Théatre, BEHIND: une danse dont vous etes le héros (2010) which was featured at the TransAmériques Festival in 2011 and the ArtDanThé Festival of Vanves (FR) in 2012, Vie et mort de l’élégance (2012) which won the silver medal at the Games of La Francophonie 2013 (FR), BLEU – VERT – ROUGE (2013) presented at the Agora of Dance and Revelations (2012) presented at the GREC Festival (ES) and at Tangente in 2014.
In 2010, Marie also conducts a two-month residency at the TanzWerkstatt Berlin. In addition to her stage work, Marie Béland is interested in dance in situ, multidisciplinary work and teaching. She is a founding member of the production house La 2e Porte à Gauche, a creative laboratory that produces contemporary dance events in apartments, stores, bars, parks, and seeks to question the relationship between dance and the audience.