Dulce Villano (CA)

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Originally from and living in Montreal, Brian Mendez has always had an interest in the art of dance and it was first in urban dance that he began his training. At 20, he attended the Urban-Element Zone dance studio (2013) where he took classes in Hip-hop, Waacking and Dancehall. A little later, he did a pre-university program in contemporary dance at Collège Montmorency (2014-2016), before beginning his training at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (2016-2019). It was during his studies at the EDCM that Brian discovered Voguing, a style born in Harlem, New York by the Latin American and Afro-American LGBTQ+ community. This dance becomes for him a form of expression that brings together an entire community. At EDCM, Brian had the chance to collaborate with Kyra Jean Green, Edgar Zendejas, Darryl Tracy, Catherine Tardif, Virginie Brunelle, Iker Arrue and Marie Béland. A graduate of EDCM, Brian continues his education on Voguing and its culture in order to share it in Montreal. In addition, he has worked with Sebastien Provencher (Children of chemistry), Le Carré des Lombes (UNFOLD / 7 perspectives) and more recently with Clara Furey on Dog Rising that premiered at FTA in 2021.

22.05.2024

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