Co-founded by Sylvie Bouchard and Artistic Director David Danzon, CORPUS is known for its precise and surrealist humour that combines movement with theatrical imagery. CORPUS' unique and engaging performances are presented in both traditional and unusual locations, for large and diverse audiences.
Several of CORPUS' productions have been nominated for Dora Mavor Moore awards including Outstanding Choreography for Rendez-vous (2000), Nuit blanche (2002) and Les moutons (2003) and Outstanding Performance for Rendez-vous (2000). In 2002 CORPUS was the recipient of the Prix Hommage for Arts awarded by the Féderation Culturelle Canadienne Française. And in 2001, CORPUS was the gold-medal winner at the IV Games of la francophonie (Street Theatre category).
Created in 1997, CORPUS has now 9 pieces in its repertoire and has presented more than 1000 performances at venues and events across Canada and around the world. CORPUS has performed at the Milk International Children Festival (Toronto), Just for Laughs (Montreal), Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa), and has toured extensively to regional centres in Ontario and Québec.
Internationally, CORPUS has visited more than 16 countries on four continents. Invitations include the Awesome Children Festival (Australia); the prestigious Singapore Arts festival;and La Fira de teatre de Tarréga (Spain) to name a few.
CORPUS' work can also be seen on television and on film. The Bravo!FACT short Peep Show has been programmed in over 50 film festivals around the world and won the Audience Award at Cinedans (Netherlands) in 2004. CORPUS also co-creates 4-Square, an increasingly popular educational television series for pre-schoolers, now in its third season with Treehouse TV.