Compagnie De Brune
Mandate and History


Lead by artistic director Lynda Gaudreau, Compagnie De Brune, founded in 1992, is actively involved in choreographic research and creation (creation of work for the stage and alternative spaces, teaching, curatorial work, event development) and is committed to continually thinking dance.

In December 2008, Compagnie De Brune moves into its own studio naming it De Studio in honour of Flanders, where Lynda Gaudreau developed most of her projects. The company’s goal is twofold: use the space to work on it’s own creations and open it up to other artists to share research questions and to support their practices. An interdisciplinary approach is at the heart of De Studio’s creative endeavours.


2011: Second edition of In Limbo.

2010: Presentation of the exhibit OUT OF GRACE as guest curator at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery in Montréal.

2009-2010: First edition of In Limbo in partnership with Tangente (Montréal); SPACE OUT, opening of the experimental studio De Studio.

December 2008: Compagnie De Brune moves into it’s own studio in Montréal, naming it De Studio.

2008-2009: Creation of the first works of the OUT series, BLACK OUT, presented in studio in Montréal and OUT OF THE BLUE, world premiere at the Avignon festival in July 2009.

2007, 2008, 2009: World premiere of 0101 at ImPulsTanz (Vienna), and subsequent tour in France, Italy and Canada. Gaudreau launches a publication and cd for her project DOCUMENT 4 and holds the first edition of her event Clash at Tangente in Montréal.

2005-2006: Premiere of DOCUMENT 4 in Belgium. Return to the British and Canadian stages with, respectively, the second version of Time flies at the Nottdance Festival and with a tour in Halifax and Vancouver. Gaudreau prepares her next creation 0101. She is also appointed artistic advisor for dance by the Festival Transamériques (Montréal), where she will work for nine months.

2004: Invited by the TanzQuartier Wien (Vienna), Gaudreau created Time flies, an installation uniting ten artists from seven countries. The DOCUMENT 4 process continues with Reasearch-Labo DOCUMENT 4 (Munich).

2003: Gaudreau is guest curator for the 11th edition of the FIND (Montréal). She creates the event Lucky Bastard, presented again the following year at the Festival Île Danse (France) and begins creating DOCUMENT 4 with sonographing, a lab presented by KIT (Copenhagen).

2001: Gaudreau becomes a teacher at P.A.R.T.S. (Bruxelles) and created I. From here to there, with legs mainly / II. From nothing to something with the 4th year students, presented at the Festival d’Automne in Paris.

1999-2002: Gaudreau creates the first three works of the Encyclopœdia series, DOCUMENT 1, 2 and 3, as well as the work Compilation, from excerpts of DOCUMENT 1 and 2.

1997: Creation of 100 mouvements, commissioned by the Batsheva Dance Company in Israel, co-produced by the Klapstuck and Holland Dance Festival and presented in Israeli, the Netherlands and Belgium.

1992 to 1997: Partnership with the Klapstuk (Belgium). Creation of Construction (winner of the ADAMI collective performance awards in Paris), Anatomie and Still Life No 1, presented in Belgium, Canada, the United-States and Europe.

1995: Creation of Fascination, fascination, a duet presented by Danse-Cité, Montréal.

1992, 1993: Creation of Des Centaines de fois mon cœur, Étude de 100 and De Sang-Froid.

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