Rhodnie Désir is a Montréal based contemporary dance artist who articulates her craft through languages specifically created for each of her works and derived from the traditions of Haiti, Central and West Africa. She draws a connection between individual memories of the present and the collective memory of the past. In 2016, Désir launched an international choreographic project and documentary, which led her to the Francophone Cultural Programming of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Since then she has created two socially engaged works – Dusk Society (2017) and MWON’D (2017). Désir is the founder of the cultural mediation consulting company DÊZAM and has been a cultural radio columnist since 2014.