2021 Showcase Artists



Monday November 22, 2021
Dominique Fils-Aimé

Dominique Fils-Aimé presents Three Little Words, the final chapter in her album trilogy that delves into the legacy of African American music. From the stripped-down blues tones on her debut album, to the jazz inflections of her second opus, the latest recording (released in February 2021) embraces the emotional lushness of soul music. On stage, whether in Canada, Europe or the United States, Dominique Fils-Aimé draws the listener in with her vocal swagger and radiant glow.  

 Following her remarkable entrance on the music scene in 2018 with Nameless, Dominique Fils-Aimé’s sophomore album Stay-Tuned! won several awards including the JUNO for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, the Felix for Jazz Album of the Year at the ADISQ Gala (Quebec) in addition to being shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, a mention she received for a second consecutive time with her latest album, Three Little Words

Contact:  Annick-Patricia Carrière, Agent
Tél. : 514-529-5717




Monday November 22, 2021



Femme Du Feu

Femmes du Feu was originally founded in 2003 as a collective, and now in 2019 and is a not-for-profit charitable organization based in Welland, Canada.

FdFC has 3 main missions: performance creation, education, and sector development in rural and urban communities in Ontario, with priority to the Niagara region.

FdFC creates performance work through a process of collaboration with artists across disciplines, combining contemporary circus with artistic curiosity, risk and reflection. Our mandate is to remove barriers, increase inclusiveness and serve our community through professional artistic activities and experiences, helping to strengthen our local, regional and national community, and inspire and enhance it’s well being.

Holly Treddenick, Artistic Director


Monday November 22, 2021



Rube & Rake

Often described as a darker Simon and Garfunkel, Rube & Rake engage audiences with a mixture of stories, intricate guitar work, and rich vocal harmonies. After working together for the past 6 years out of St. John’s, NL, Josh Sandu and Andrew Laite have fused an intimate musical connection that comes across in every new song and performance.

Winners of the 2020 Music NL Folk/Roots Artist of the Year award, they have spent the last three years touring Canada honing their craft. Their music is an exercise in creating something beyond the sum of their parts.

Agent: Nigel Jenkins
Artist Manager & Label Owner
+1 (902) 266-8048


Monday November 22, 2021
Wen Wei Dance

Wen Wei Dance reflects the multiplicity of dance. Each creation is influenced by the evolution of personal identity, and strives to reflect the underlying experience of social, cultural and personal development. With a highly individual style, Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang fuses precise choreography with stunning visual design and music—turning each work into a rich and unique world. The company’s full-length works include Ying Yun, Cock-Pit (Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award winner), Under the Skin (co-created with the Beijing Modern Dance Company), and Unbound (Isadora Award for Excellence in Choreography winner). 

Francesca Piscopo 


Tuesday November 23, 2021




Born Wesley Louissaint in Haiti, he has grown into his role as a prolific songwriter, guitarist, and producer known as Wesli. His musical journey has gone from stringing up an oil can with nylon fishing string to winning a JUNO for World Music Album of the Year. Wesli’s music is rooted in Haitian culture (Vodou, Rara), Afrobeat, Reggae sounds and his Canadian experience (Hip Hop): a natural mix. The songs explore texts in Creole from his reflections on society and life’s experiences. With music, Wesli wishes to spread a universal message as a bearer of hope, solidarity, justice, and sharing.

Fleming Artist Management
+1 514-844-7393

Agent: Marilyn Gilbert 


Tuesday November 23, 2021

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. Created in 1997, CORPUS now has 15 pieces in its repertoire and has presented over 2500 performances across Canada in 34 countries. 

Several productions have been nominated for Dora Mavor Moore awards. In 2001 CORPUS won the gold-medal at the IV Games of la francophonie with A Flock of Flyers.

In 2022, CORPUS will proudly celebrate its 25th anniversary.



Tuesday November 23, 2021



David Jalbert

A virtuoso with a warm, elegant style and a wide-ranging repertoire, pianist David Jalbert has established himself among the elite of his generation of classical musicians: “Jalbert’s piano playing is remarkable for its sweep, confidence, sensitivity, power and color, what more can we ask?” (Fanfare). Named by the CBC among the 15 best Canadian pianists of all time, Mr. Jalbert performs regularly as a soloist and recitalist in Canada and across the globe.

Cristine Cimon-Fortier (Elle/She/Her)
Responsable des communications
514 667-0880, poste 3


Tuesday November 23, 2021
The Chimera Project

Chimera Dance Theatre is an energy-charged company committed to excellence, focusing on creation that invests in tapping into universal themes and the potential of exploration and collaboration. Established in 1999, the company’s accolades include being named as the “most exciting” and “most original in Canada” (The Globe and Mail) and performing at the National Arts Center and DanceWorks Mainstage. Chimera is led by founding artist director Malgorzata Nowacka-May, an acclaimed dancer, choreographer and educator. The company has been collaborating with Indigenous artists since 2014, resulting in a repertoire that brings together talents and stories of elders and artists from across Canada.

(416) 889-4881

Wednesday November 24, 2021



Machine de Cirque

Founded in 2013 under the initiative of Vincent Dubé, Raphaël Dubé, Yohann Trépanier, Ugo Dario, Maxim Laurin and Frédéric Lebrasseur, Machine de Cirque launched its very first production – the Company’s namesake show – in May 2015 to rave reviews by both audiences and critics alike. Since then, four more shows have been added to Machine de Cirque’s roster of productions. New productions are also currently on the drawing board. They are all based on the Company’s artistic signature, which skillfully blends the highest levels of contemporary circus with musical and theatrical performances, propelled by the collaborative spirit that drives Machine de Cirque.

Émilie Fournier (elle // she/her)
Responsable de la diffusion et du développement international
International Touring and Development Manage
(+1) 418 476-1725 ext.70
(+1) 514 377-2533


Wednesday November 24, 2021

OKAN is a Juno award winning contemporary Afro-Cuban roots and jazz ensemble led by Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne. Taking their name from the word for heart in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, OKAN fuses Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in immigration courage and love. Elizabeth was born in Havana, Cuba and is a classically trained violinist. Magdelys is from Santiago de Cuba and has a degree in orchestral percussion from Havana’s University of the Arts. Both are Grammy-nominees for their contributions to Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, of which they are former members.

Contact: Marilyn Gilbert
cell: 647-465-8004


Wednesday November 24, 2021



Luca “LAZYLEGZ” Patuelli

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Dancer/Artistic Director/Manager 

Lazylegz has been dancing since he was 15-years old. He has developed a unique dance style incorporating his crutches and the strength in his arms, that has gotten him worldwide recognition. Lazylegz has been featured on Ellen, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, America’s got Talent, and many more. In 2016, the Governor General of Canada recognized Luca with a Meritorious Service Medal for his involvement in the community through his accessible dance programs. Luca strives to take his career to the next level while constantly sharing his message to the world “It’s about taking the bad and making it good” and that there are “No Excuses, No Limits” ILL-Ability:
Born with Arthrogryposis, a neuromuscular disorder affecting the bones, joints, and muscles in the body. In Luca’s case the Arthrogryposis mainly affected his legs and shoulders. 

Cheryle Hansen, Representative
Kids and then Some … KATS
office (416) 971 4836


Wednesday November 24, 2021
Cris Derkson

Juno nominated Cris Derksen, originally from Northern Alberta Canada is an Internationally respected Indigenous Cellist and Composer. As a composer she has her foot in many worlds working in Choral, Symphonic, film, theatre and dance, with a new commission from the Calgary Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra premiering in 2020. As a performer Derksen performs Nationally and Internationally. Recent destinations include Hong Kong, Australia, Mongolia, Europe, Mexico and a whole lot of Canada; the place Derksen refers to as home.

Eoin Ó Catháin,
Vice-President Bookings, Latitude 45 Arts
President, AASPAA Canada (Agences des arts de la scène Performing Arts Agencies Canada
Office: +1 514 276 2694