As a performer, MANUEL ROQUE collaborates with leading Quebec-based choreographers (including Marie Chouinard, Sylvaine Émard, and Daniel Léveillé), and also choreographs his own pieces. He initially attracted attention with his first solo, Raw-me (2010), at the Vue sur la Relève festival and OFFTA. In 2012, he worked with performer Lucie Vigneault to create the duo Ne meurs pas tout de suite, on nous regarde. In 2014, he presented the project In Situ. His performance Data premiered in 2015 at the Festival TransAmériques (FTA) and was subsequently seen in many other places around the world. Roque was invited to participate in the Canadian-European Migrant Bodies project, within the context of which he created his Matière Noire (2015). Other works followed: Aurora (2015)with graduates of the École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal; 4-OR (2015) at the Tangente dance center (Montreal), and his most recent solo performance bang bang, which was introduced in 2017 at Les Subsistances (Lyon), FTA, and Festival June Events (Paris).