Cartes postales de Chimère

Cartes postales de Chimère

A single figure wanders through time and across different paths to imaginary continents; towards vast and opulent places. Movements emerge, like landmarks along the way; worlds are shaped by mature hands, lands made rich by a child’s eyes. Where are we? Who is she and where are we going?

Back to the stage in 2015

Cartes postales de Chimère returns to the stage in 2015 to launch the 25th anniversary of the Company.

For this return to the stage, Louise Bedard chose two charismatics dancers to learn the role she created on herself in 1996 : Isabelle Poirier and Lucie Vigneault, both of which having proven their immense talent over the years, and danced for the likes of Marie Chouinard and Daniel Léveillé.

Universality, and the memory that lies within a woman’s body compose the raw material from which the choreographer drew to create this complexe and lyrical solo piece. Presented on both sides, the work is inclusive and promises to take the spectator on an intimate journey, a colorful voyage rocked by the music of Brahms, and other intriguing sounds from faraway countries.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 19:30 - Dancer : Lucie Vigneault – Maison de la culture Ahuntsic

Friday, November 11, 2016 at 20:00 - Dancer : Lucie Vigneault - Maison de la culture Villeray St-Michel Parc Ext.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 20:00 - Dancer : Isabelle Poirier - Centre Culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Salle Iro Valaskakis-Tembeck

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 20:00 - Dancer : Isabelle Poirier - Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal

Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 20:00 – Dancer : Isabelle Poirier - Centre culturel et communautaire Henri-Lemieux

Friday, November 25, 2016 at 19:30 - Dancer : Lucie Vigneault – Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord

Wednesday, October 4th 2017 -  Dancer : Louise Bédard - Salle Émile-Legault du Cégep de Saint-Laurent

Agora de la danse, on February 25, 26, and 27 at 8pm, and on February 28 at 4pm.

Festival Montréal en lumière 2015



Louise Bédard’s solo creation is pure enchantment.

Guylaine Massoutre, Jeu : revue de théâtre, Numéro 79, 1996

Louise Bédard is a moving sculpture into space.

Pamela Anthony, The Edmonton Journal, Edmonton (Canada), Febuary 28, 1997

Louise Bédard’s Cartes postales de Chimere articulates evocative phrases that she embodies with power and beauty …it enobles dance with a new vocabulary.

Manon Richard, La Presse, Montreal (Canada), April 28 1996

Cartes postales de Chimere is a rare and priviliged moment; Bédard’s choreographic language is immensely rich and always profoundly personal.

Andrée Martin, Le Devoir, Montreal,(Canada), May 2,1996

With Cartes postales de Chimère, the choreographer reveals once again the originality of her signature and the immensity of her talent… Complex and unique, Bédard’s body movement… fascinates as it gives the impression that each gesture is unique in itself.


Cartes postales de Chimère (1996) - Louise Bédard Danse - Photo : Angelo Barsetti


Louise Bédard


Isabelle Poirier / Lucie Vigneault

Costume Design and Photography

Angelo Barsetti

Lighting Design

Lucie Bazzo


Brahms, Kronos Quartet

Musical Research / Sountrack

Michel F. Cote

Set Design

Richard Lacroix

Running time: 70 minutes

Photo Credits : Angelo Barsetti