The Dancing Queens is a entertainers trio starring Max, Josie, and Kaitlin, who are performing their favourite classic
dances! Three women. Three looks. Three numbers.
However, one week before the show, Kaitlin needs to be replaced. The girls only found one person available which is
Eric, a naïve friend who has a heart of gold but .... not much of dance experience. Max is a trained dancer and Josie...
thinks she is. Okay so, what could possibly go wrong?
Éric has been seriously interested in clowning from the
day he attended a Patch Adam’s conference in 2003
while he was studying music in CEGEP. Few years later,
he discovered the Montreal Dr Clown organization and
it’s official clown trainer, Francine Côté. In 2007, he
started his clown journey with the initiation course given
by Francine Côté Clown and Comedy School, and then
been invited to follow with the professional training.
Through the years, he did all the school main workshops
from Clown 1 to 4 and some more, ending up with doing
Clown Lab twice, first in 2016 and again in 2018 for it’s
last edition. Éric is very passionate about everything,
especially performing arts and spreading joy.
Maxine Segalowitz is an emerging dance artist in
Tio'tia:ke, commonly known as Montréal. Since
completing her BFA in Contemporary Dance from
Concordia University, she has nestled herself into
Montreal's performance and movement communities as a
dancer, choreographer and clown. With her recent
completion of Clown 1-4 and Creation Lab 2018 at
Francine Côté’s Clown and Comedy School, she’s seeing
the world in clown and has been performing her new
solo, CabareTails, all over town. As a creator, she is a
company member with sketch group TEAM GRECO, and
contemporarily has just completed a summer residency
at Studio 303 and Queer Performance Camp researching
her solo-show SEXPECTATIONS, which highlights
comparisons between strip club clientele and show
audiences. With collaborator Be Heintzman Hope, she
has co-taught/facilitated for The Pleasure Model: A voice,
movement, choreography workshop series for
professional dancers and those who dance for pleasure.
She is thrilled to be performing in the MTL Clown Fest
and to be continuing working the Josiane and Éric!
Josiane is a graduate from 2014’s promotion at the
professional theater school of the College-Lionel Groulx,
in Interpretation. She is very active in the cultural
community, going from the theater scene to the street
theater, performing her own ambulants characters. Living
art is what interest her the most because she can
connect directly with her public.
With the desire to improve her technique, she completed
all the clown workshops at Francine Côté’s clown and
comedy school starting from 2014 to 2018. Let’s mention
that she also took various workshops like mime, physical
theater, dubbing, and shadow theater. She plays, write
and create her own characters and costumes.
She is involved in a social clown collective here in
Montreal and she’s been active with Clowns Without
Borders for four years, organizing a clown project in a
native community in Abitibi. She also joined Geshundheit
Institute!, with Patch Adam, two times in 2014 and 2017
for a social clown project with the Natives in Iquitos, Peru.