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Silvy Panet-Raymond


My urban futures

Connections with Université Rennes 2 - Art and the Public Sphere; mobility as the common denominator in art making (connecting artists from different urban centres via the project Ensemble ouvert). Currently, it's linking artists in Montreal, Rennes in France, Iran, Kurdistan.

Interdisciplinary artist Silvy Panet-Raymond trained in dance and performance with renowned artists in North America, the UK and Europe such as Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson, Liz Lecompte and the Wooster Group.

In London, UK, she launched the Dance performance series at Battersea Arts Centre, co-founded the collective Dancework and choreographed with composer Michael Nyman and visual artist Bruce McLean. She was a member of the Rosemary Butcher Dance Company in residence at Riverside Studios.

Settling in Montreal in 1980, she co-founded Tangente, danse actuelle, a theatre and resource centre for experimental dance. She created solo and collaborative works with visual artists and musicians (Eva Brandl, Denis Farley, Alain Thibault and Michel Lemieux) touring across Canada and abroad. She carried out funded research projects in Mexico, Myanmar and other South-Asian countries. In the mid 80s, she co-founded Art-Adventure with the artist Domingo Cisneros doing cross-disciplinary projects in the Zone of Silence in northern Mexico and the boreal forests in Quebec. 
Her writing has been published in Performance Magazine (interview with John Cage and Merce Cunningham), Artscribe, Parachute, Danse Canada Dance, Les Herbes Rouges, Revue Jeu.

She obtained a certificate in 'expression dramatique' and an M.Ed at Université de Montréal, under the direction of Gisèle Barret, a visionary pedagogue.

Her project, Ensemble ouvert/Open Links has contributed to linking artists across continents since 2010.

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