Charles-Alexis Desgagnés

Biography

Charles-Alexis Desgagnés is a performer, mover, improviser, choreographer, teacher, and artist of contemporary dance. Trained autodidactically in New York, Toronto, and Montreal, he has worked for Yvonne Coutts, Harold Rhéaume, Tedd Robinson, Riley Sims, Chantal Caron, Ismaël Mouaraki, Le Cirque du Soleil, Kyra Jean Green, Janelle Hacault, and, most recently, the latest production of Cirque Éloize, Seul Ensemble, directed by Benoit Landry and choreographed by Peter Jasko. He was a finalist in the first season of Révolution.

Artistic Vision

I am greatly interested in dance as a spiritual vehicle in the largest sense, as a simplifier of fundamental questions that are difficult to describe in words. My gestural language takes root both in a complete letting-go and in intense muscular implication, combined with colourful scenery bordering strangeness and familiarity. I cultivate daily the idea that in vulnerability resides immense power and seek to propose an alternative to the emotional ghosting common in our modern lives. The stage is for me a sacred space where I can spill my guts, water my heart, and free my mind.


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