Emma St-Denis

Emma St-Denis is larger than life. At times unsettling, often rebellious, but most importantly, she is always on the move. Her many interests come together in a symphony that is eclectic, but never cacophonous. From theatre to modern dance, from mime to music and from literature to sculpture, her many creative passions express a common theme: her love for the arts and her struggle for human rights. An intense performer deeply committed to social justice, this author-composer explores the fragility and darkness of mankind, demanding we take action and standing up for causes important to her, feminism chief among them. She got off to an early start in the world of art and literature. Back in 1987, at the age of 13, she plunged headfirst into the world of music and theatre, taking part in Festival Réalité Jeunesse, and the world of writing, which honoured her with three literary awards (in 1987, 1989 and 1993). Studying creative writing at UQAM, she as well took part in the mentoring program sponsored by the Union des Écrivains et des Écrivaines du Québec, undertaking her own in-depth exploration of the power or words with author Carole David. She recently released her first bilingual album, Red Handed, an album in which she seeks to expose violence, catch aggressors in the act and turn the spotlight on the violence that constantly plagues us all.

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