What are the performing arts if not expressly rooted in human existence and experience?
This year’s selection of choreographic and theatrical works in our repertoire invites you to explore universal themes that go straight to the heart, such as the inexorable passage of time, power relationships and disparities, the power of life and sensuality, and the question of belonging to a group or a territory. Those pieces are inhabited by characters and incarnations committed to change, growth and healing. They recognize the viewer’s innate sensitivity and reconcile them with the tribulations of the contemporary world.
Let us tell you a story, around the fire we’ve lit.
© Vitor Munhoz
© Vitor Munhoz
Director and Agent
Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre / Critic and dramaturgy from ThenUniversité du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (2007) as well as a Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS) in Contemporary Puppetry Theatre (2009), Valerie developed an interest for the management of cultural businesses, for tour managing and for artist representation.
She earned her stripes from companies specialized in dance as well as in young audiences theater before founding Cusson Management Inc. in 2015, where she meticulously selects a roster of artists who reflect her values and interests.
Valérie is proud to be involved and to work to make a difference in her community. In 2021, she became the first independent agent to sit on the board of directors of La Danse sur les routes du Québec and became a scholarship holder of the ISPA Quebec fellowship program.
Animated by a passion for wonder, Valérie is involved in numerous unifying and inclusive community-based actions, focused on instilling a bit of magic in everyday’s routine.
© Vitor Munhoz
A graduate of the Cégep du Vieux Montréal in the Arts and Letters: Profile Languages program, Joanie is passionate about art and communication.
In order to perfect her knowledge and be more effective in her support role, she subsequently completed training as an administrative and executive assistant.
Finally, she obtained a professional studies diploma in infography which she completed with an international internship in Paris.
Smiling and creative, her interest in the world of the arts and communication shines through in the accomplishment of all of her projects.
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Andrée-Maude Côté is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Danse du Québec. She made her dance debut with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (1998-2000). She then embarked on a choreographic creation project by co-founding the Collectif_BBT, which produced several shows between 2003-2008. At the same time, Andrée-Maude participated in various film projects, including the dance film Les Saisons de Sullivan (2007) co-directed by Mario Côté and Françoise Sullivan.
Following numerous injuries, Andrée-Maude Côté decided to reorient by returning to school. She undertook training in real estate brokerage. She discovered the business world and became a real estate broker (2010-2018). She took her new profession to heart and earned several distinctions.
In 2018, Andrée-Maude left to live in Chile for 3 years. Since her return to Quebec, she wished to get closer to the arts and return to her first passions and contribute through her various past experiences to the development of dance and theater companies.
At Cusson Management since 2022, Andrée-Maude has taken on the position of logistics coordinator, ensuring the smooth running of the calendar. She coordinates the various tasks and actions to be completed both in anticipation and in retrospect of a tour.
Andrée-Maude will benefit from the support of agent Valérie Cusson during the 2023-2024 season, in order to develop her expertise in the representation of performing arts. To this end, she will accompany the agent to markets and conferences in various networks, and will undertake actions to represent artists.
© Vitor Munhoz
Audrey-Anne is a stage artist, educator and cultural worker based in Montreal. A graduate of the Design for the theatre program (Concordia University), she works mainly as a lighting designer and a set designer for dance and theatre productions in Montreal and abroad.
To this day, she has design lights for over sixty productions in Quebec and abroad. In 2011, she completes a Master’s degree (Université de Nice and Université Libre de Bruxelles) in the context of which she studies the integration of video projection in dance performances). In 2013, she returns to Montreal and joins the Sunny Artist Management agency as an executive assistant and technical consultant.
Most recently, Audrey-Anne also engages in the development of inclusive practices in the arts. In 2019, she presents her own immersive creation designed for a visually impaired audience titled Camille:un rendez-vous au-delà du visual. She is now active in the city of Montreal’s Universal Accessibility project 2020-2024 and participates in the Montreal Arts Council consultation committee on accessibility in the arts. Since 2015, Audrey-Anne is also a regular Production coach at the National Theatre School of Canada.
The Cusson Management team supports its artists with passion and dedication in the circulation of their choreographic, theatrical and young audience works, both in Canada and internationally.
Established in the Laurentians since 2015, the agency maintains relationships based on values such as fairness, collaboration, transparency and respect, while aiming to improve the working conditions of its peers. The works that make up its repertoire stand out for their audacity, their artistic quality, the values they convey, as well as the representativeness of many forms and cultures. The result is a wide range of shows that meet multiple presenters' needs.
Cusson Management also offers tailor-made consulting services to emerging cultural organizations in order to support the development of the next generation of artists in Quebec.
Cusson Management Is receiving the support from:
The Council of the Arts and Letters of Quebec CALQ
The Canada Council for the Arts (CAC)
Cusson Management is a proud member of:
Association of Performing Arts Professionals
BC touring council
La Danse sur les routes du Québec
Western Arts Alliance