Créations Estelle Clareton

Self migrations

With the very first creative explorations for Taking off, Estelle Clareton was asking questions about identity and place of belonging after living and creating for several years in Quebec. Moving from someone's country of origin to an adoptive one, how does one develop roots, weave intimate links of memory and attachment to a place? What if it is in the tracing of the thousand travels between one place and the other that one’s true identity is situated? An imaginative and poetic realm of the artist, suspended precisely between these two poles, in a place of perpetual movement of comings and goings, of doubt and certainty… There are opposite poles evoked in her choreographic work, from the playful lightness of her first pieces to the recent Furies creations that plunged into the more sombre and monstrous aspects of being. Two internal countries that are looking for reconciliation in Taking off. Inspired by birds and their vast migrations, Estelle Clareton and a team of twelve committed and generous dancers have created a performance of incessant travels between hesitant waltzes and thrilling impulses where the body, in a constant state of alert, searches incessantly for its place and its emancipation.

A text from Stéphanie Jasmin


CHOREOGRAPHY | Estelle Clareton en collaboration avec les interprètes

DANCERS | Esther Rousseau-Morin, Brice Noeser , Sylvain Lafortune, Louis Maltais, Dominic Caron, Alexandre Parenteau, Marie-Eve Lafontaine, Julie Marcil, Jamie Wright, Sonya Stefan, Bernard Martin, Noémie Godin-Vigneau.

DRAMATURGY | Stéphanie Jasmin

CREATION ASSISTANT | Catherine La Frenière


COSTUMES | Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt

MUSIC | Éric Forget

LIGHTS Martin Labrecque

COPRODUCERS | Créations Estelle Clareton, Montréal Danse et Agora de la danse

RESIDENCIES DURING CREATION ( Canada Arts Council grant) | Théâtre de la ville de Longueuil, Salle Pauline-Julien (Sainte-Geneviève), Théâtre du Bic, Agora de la danse.




  • Festival les Hivernales, Avignon | febuary 28th
  • CND Pantin, Paris | march 4,5, 6 th
  • Festival de Mainz | march 14 th


  • Alma | january 24th
  • 3 rivières | febuary 6th
  • l’Assomption (x2) | march 18th
  • Laval | march 20th
  • Vancouver | march 27,28,29th


  • Théâtre Lionel-Groulx, Ste-Thérèse | march 29 th 2012.
  • Festival de Mexico, FMX | may 4th et 5th 2012


  • Salle Pauline Julien, Ste Geneviève | january 28 2011
  • Théâtre du Bic | february 1st 2011
  • Salle Pratt et Whitney, Théâtre de la ville de Longueuil | february 3rd 2011
  • FTA | 7 and 8 of june 2011
  • Théâtre de Verdure, Montréal | august 3rd 2011
  • Festival de Guadalajara, Mexique | september 29th 2011
  • Théâtre Télébec, Val D’Or | october 13th 2011
  • Maison de la culture de Montréal-Nord | october 21st 2011
  • Théâtre Outremont, Montréal | october 22th 2011
  • La Rotonde, Québec | november 3, 4, 5 2011
  • Théâtre Centennial de Lennoxville | november 8 th2011
  • Maison de la culture St-Laurent | november 10 th 2011
  • Maison de la culture St-Léonard : | november 18 th 2011
  • Théâtre des deux Rives, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu | november 20 th 2011
  • Salle Albert-Dumouchel, Valleyfield | november 24 th 2011 


  • Agora de la danse , Montréal | 17 to 30 september 2010

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