Katia-Marie Germain is a Montreal-based choreographer and performer. With an interdisciplinary approach, she uses visual arts composition strategies to question the choreographic field. Through movement, scenography and light, she creates environments which alter, renew or deflect the perceptions of both the dancer and the spectator. Working with the body as well as scenery, she takes a keen interest in the relationships that form between people, places and things, and how they permeate one another. Presence, subtlety and precision are at the heart of her choreographic and visual writing. The end result is works that capture the spectator’s eye and lead to moments of wonder and contemplation.
Katia-Marie completed a BFA in Visual Arts (2007) and Dance (2010), as well as her MA in Dance at UQÀM (2017), where she has received the Pierre Lapointe and David-Kilburn Awards. Her works Y demeurer (2010), Aube (2012), FOLDS (2014) and Habiter (2017) were premiered in Tangente and performed in a reprise in various venues and festivals. She has received support from creation residencies in Montreal as well as international exchange programs in Belgium, Chile, France, and Italy. In November 2018, Katia-Marie was awarded the Prix DÉCOUVERTE de la danse de Montréal in recognition for her singular interdisciplinary approach.