“La maille” (2017)

For a long time, I wanted to integrate voice and movement into one of my creations. I have a particular attraction for the songs related to absence and longing. One day, when I was knitting a scarf with my mother, it started to appear to me as the incarnation of this nostalgic feeling. Bruce Cawdron, with his great musical sensitivity, is the perfect partner to accompany me … one mesh at a time.




Choreography and interpretation: Sonia St-Michel

Musical composition, musical arrangements and performance: Bruce Cawdron

Creative Consultant: Tedd Robinson

Direction Advisor: Daniel Mroz

Costumes: Sonia St-Michel and Marie-France Thibault



AARTI (2012)


Sonia St-Michel is accompanied by visual artist Marie-France Thibault as they craft the interplay of moving light and shadow in this piece directed by Brandy Leary. Their subtle dialogue is set to the ethereal music of Esmerine and Samidha Joglekar.  This choreographic installation was presented by the Ottawa Dance Directive (2012) and at the centre de créativité Gésu in Montreal (2013, 2014)



Performers:  Sonia St-Michel et Marie-France Thibault

Choreography:  Sonia St-Michel

Director and Process Dramaturge:  Brandy Leary

Projection and Lighting:  Marie-France Thibault

Music:  Esmerine and Samidha Joglekar

Vidéo: Yves Soglo

Photos: Gilles Vezina and Yves Soglo




Presented in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Sherbrooke and Gatineau, Chitrangada Queen of Hearts combines storytelling and Odissi dance. It is an adaptation of the dramatic poem Chitrangada written by Rabindranâth Tagore (1861-1941). Winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature, Tagore celebrates the strength of women and the advent of an era where relationships can be based on respect and equality.



Storyteller: Jacques Falquet

Dancer: Sonia St-Michel

Director: Isabelle Bélisle

Lyrics and music: Rabindranath Tagore

Adaptation: Jacques Falquet

Choreography: Ambika Panikar, Sonia St-Michel

Music: Pramita Mallick and Sasha Goshal