Sarah Bronsard found her prolific ground in dance, after a career as a painter in search of wider horizons in visual, numeric and electronic arts. Through various musical and choreographic collaborations she develops new dialogues taking roots in flamenco dance, playing with rhythm, intensity, contrast and codifications. In her work, she seeks for the invisible to reveal and for what passes through the living in ephemeral shapes. Dance is the medium she prefers to call what is seen in spite of ourselves, both for the audience and for the performer.
Sarah’s passion for flamenco started in 2003 and after graduating in new media in 2009 (IMCA, Concordia University), she trained in contemporary dance both in Montreal and Paris. In 2010-2011 she took part in Transforme-Se Prolonger at the Royaumont Abbaye (France), with a grant form the CALQ and La Fondation des Amis de Royaumont, to collaborate with choreographers and electroacoustic composers, spanning multiple creations. She also participated in different activities of Montreal’s flamenco company La Otra Orilla, including the mentorship Paso a Paso in 2011. Her work was welcomed at Montreal’s Studio 303, MAI, Studio FLAK, Studio Pleamar, as well as in France at the Royaumont Abbaye (Val d’Oise), Mains d’Oeuvres (Saint-Ouen) and in Wales at Chapter (Cardiff). In 2012, her first production 4kg was presented at Studio 303 and the MAI during the FRINGE Saint-Ambroise festival, receiving the price « Best Original Creation » by Cirque du Soleil. Her new solo piece Ce qui émerge après (4kg) took part of the Dance Roads tour in may 2014 and travelled to France, Whales, Italy and Netherlands. En attendant le pick-up, a co-creation with Nancy Gloutnez, was presented by Tangente at the Monument National in december 2015. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in dance at UQAM on the conversational process between dancers and musicians on stage since fall 2014.