Choreographer and dancer
Born in New Caledonia from Vietnamese parents, Charles Brecard graduated from the École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal (EDCM) in 2017. He has since collaborated with various Montreal artists, including Parts+Labor_Danse, Andrea Peña, Andrew Skeels and Martin Messier. He has developed his own practice, “FLUIDIFY”, drawing inspiration from his ethnic and cultural background, and from urban, folkloric, and contemporary dance. Suffused with physicality and theatrical poetry, his choreographic pieces have been presented and acclaimed in several countries.
My artistic approach is mostly defined as the quest for movements that are readable, raw, fluid, spontaneous, and aesthetically different. My FLUIDIFY dance practice has driven me to develop a rich gestural vocabulary – based on a powerful physicality rooted and inspired by the different types of dances I have experienced – while including such notions as flow and anti-delicateness. In my opinion, dance is a spiritual journey, a way to dedicate oneself to something bigger and let go of one’s ego.