At the 2005 Venice Biennale Marie Chouinard created bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS, which was a huge success from its first performance. In this work, the company’s ten dancers often
appear on points: on one, two, and even four at a time, using different devices—crutches, ropes, prostheses, horizontal bars, harnesses—to create unusual body shapes and gestural dynamics which,
in terms of toil, pleasure and invention, echo the human condition. “Chouinard and her excellent dancers achieve a virtuoso meditation on the beauty and frailty of the human body.” (Tagesspiegel,
That same year, to mark dancer Carol Prieur’s 10th anniversary with the company, Marie Chouinard created the solo Movements. Here the choreographer attempted to decode the artist’s drawings,
his "feast of bursting lines, spots and kaleidoscopic arms", through the dance of Carol Prieur. "Privileged moments of sharing […] an apotheosis." (La Presse, Montreal) "[…] show that the
creative fountains of Marie Chouinard are far from running dry. This meeting between two artists [dancer and choreographer] …represents a highpoint of the season that must not be missed."
In 2007, the company moves into itw own space, LA BLIBLIOTHÈQUE - Espace Marie Chouinard, located on 4499, avenue de l'Esplanade in Montreal.
Since its creation, the comany has presented over 1000 performances everywhere around the world. The company receives invitations from the world’s most prestigious theatres and festivals. The
COMAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD obtains co-productions with some of the greatest names of the world of arts: the Biennale de Venise, the ImPulsTanz-Vienna International Dance Festival, the Théâtre de la
Ville in Paris, the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbonne, Movimentos Festwochender Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Fondazione Musica Per Roma in Rome, as well as Festival TransAmériques and the Place des
Arts in Montreal, or the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The company often has the honour to open or to close festivals, and it is regularly invited to present more than a piece from its
repertory. Fifteen years after its creation, for instance, the masterpiece The Rite of Spring is still presented. Another work by Marie Chouinard, 24 Preludes by Chopin, became part of the
National Ballet of Canada’s repertory in 2008.
Marie Chouinard’s works also include multimedia (the interactive installation Cantique no 3, created with Louis Dufort, the video installation Icônes, created with Luc Courchesne) and film (the
movie bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS) projects. She has published a book of her a poetry, Chantier des extases (les editions du passage). She designs herself the lights for her
choreographies; she also signs scenagrophies and production pictures.
Marie Chouinard was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada in 2007 and the title of Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France. She has also received several awards for her
contribution to the world of dance and arts : in 2006, the Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal; in 2003, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards in Ottawa; in 2000, a Bessie Award in
New York and in 1994, the Paper Boat Award in Glasgow.