Daniel Léveillé wins the 2017 GRAND PRIX de la danse de Montréal

Montreal, November 30, 2017— Daniel Léveillé Danse (DLD) is proud to announce that its founder and artistic director, choreographer Daniel Léveillé, won the GRAND PRIX de la danse de Montréal today. This prestigious award, which includes this year a $25,000 cash prize offered by Quebecor and the Ville de Montréal, was granted to him at the Wilder Building during the PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL (PDM) award ceremony.
The jury sought to recognize Daniel Léveillé, one of Québec’s best-known choreographers on the international stage and an exceptional educator, for his impact on the dance community and the longevity of his career. Daniel Léveillé possesses a unique signature, and his production has been marked by its integrity. The jury also considered his remarkable support and transmission efforts enabled through his company, which has helped numerous artists produce and tour their works.
In his speech, Daniel Léveillé thanked all the dancers who embodied his choreographic work throughout all these years, with passion and talent. He also acknowledged the entire DLD staff, as well as all the dance presenters who believed in this work, touring agents, stage managers, lighting crews and rehearsal coaches. He thanked the members of the PDM jury for this honour, as well as Marie Chouinard, founder of this event, which enables the dance community to applaud each year the excellent work of its artists. “Marie, you were truly inspired, the day you had that idea!” he said.
The GRAND PRIX de la danse, which is awarded every year to a dance artist in recognition of his or her exceptional contribution to the field, was granted in the past years to Édouard Lock (2016), Alain Patel (2015), Meg Stuart (2014), Benoît Lachambre (2013), Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (2012) and Louise Lecavalier (2011).
Among the other prizes awarded at the ceremony, the Prix INTERPRÈTE—given to an exceptional performer—was granted ex aequo to Manuel Roque, associate artist at DLD, and Esther Gaudette, a performer who has been working closely with Daniel Léveillé for over a decade. Read our press release “Manuel Roque wins twice at the PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL” >>
DLD wishes to congratulate the other talented winners of the 2017 edition of the PDMs: Paige Culley, Prix DÉCOUVERTE; Lorraine Hébert, Prix GESTIONNAIRE CULTUREL(LE); Constance V. Pathy, Prix CONTRIBUTION EXCEPTIONNELLE; Victor Quijada, Cultural Diversity Prize in Dance.
About DLD
DLD supports the creation, production and distribution of creative projects that are at the forefront of dance and performing arts. In 2006, the contemporary dance company widened its mandate, going from a sole creator to offering a personalized and strategic support for an array of strong artists to launch their works and reach national and international diffusion, thus contributing to the growing importance of the choreographic art and its hybrid forms. Therefore, the company not only supports the work of Daniel Léveillé, its founder and artistic director—with over 30 productions under his belt—but has also contributed to the development of artistic projects led by 6 talented Quebec artists. Presently, DLD supports Nicolas Cantin, Stéphane Gladyszewski, Frédérick Gravel, Étienne Lepage, Manuel Roque and Dana Michel (until mid-January 2018).

Marie-Ève Trahan, Communications Officer
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Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec | Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts de Montréal | Département de danse de l'UQAM. 
Daniel Léveillé Danse is a member of Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) and La danse sur les routes du Québec.

François Rousseau (Cover photo) and Julie Espinasse/Atelier Mille Mille (logo) | Émilie Tournevache (Daniel Léveillé) | Denis Farley (Solitudes solo, with Emmanuel Proulx) | John Morstad (Amour, acide et noix) | Denis Farley (Le Sacre du printemps, with Mathieu Campeau and Justin Gionet) | Denis Farley (Solitudes duo, with Emmanuel Proulx and Ellen Furey)
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