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Paul-André Fortier

 

Fortier's 30 days of dancing in Paris

Montréal-based dance artist Paul-André Fortier recently wrapped up thirty days of performing his Solo 30x30 in Paris. Welco…

 

Multiple Perspectives

By Seika Boye, Julie Houle Cezer, Brittany Duggan, Kaija Pepper Canada Dance Festival  Canada Dance Festival

“Is You Me” (2007) by Benoît Lachambre,“Fragments – Volume 1” (Premiere) by Sylvain Émard Danse, Pre-Professional Culturally Diverse Training Program Showcase, Street/Stage, Q Dance/Quanz Danse and Guillaume Côté/Zdenek Konvalina, Dancemakers, Sinha Danse/Sampradaya, Naomi Stikeman, Robin Poitras, José Navas / Compagnie Flak “S” and “Villanelle”, Noam Gagnon / Compagnie Vision Selective “The Vision Impure”, Amber Funk/the response. “Status Quo”, “Cabinet”, “Valentina”, Ipsita Nova Dance Projects, Paul-André Fortier, Daniel Mroz, Les Ateliers du Corps, Coyote Arts Percussive Performance Association, Byron Chief Moon and COBA (Collective Of Black Artists) at the 2010 Canada Dance Festival.

 

West Coast Summer Dance 

By Kaija Pepper, Rob Kitsos Dancing on the Edge 2009  Dancing on the Edge

For dance artists in Vancouver, Dancing on the Edge is a destination.  

 

Remix, Mash-Up, Smash-Up, etc. 

By Philip Szporer, Marie Claire Forté Festival TransAmériques 2008  Festival TransAmériques

Philip Szporer and Marie Claire Forté in conversation throughout the Festival TransAmériques 2008. 

 

Encounter Overflow 

By Marie Claire Forté Canada Dance Festival 2006: Environmental Encounters  Canada Dance Festival

“Encounter great dance,” announced the 2006 Canada Dance Festival (CDF). Returning from a pared-down 2004 edition, Artistic Director Brian Webb presented a full program, complete with theatre performances, Dance Dialogues (a series of morning discussions and presentations) and Environmental Encounters (outdoor performances).  

 

A Quorum of Collaborators 

By Philip Szporer Social Studies/Sciences Sociales  Quorum

The idea for Social Studies/Sciences Sociales surfaced when, back in 2001, Danse-Cité director Daniel Soulières danced with Ziyian Kwan in David Pressault’s work, “Violet”. He came away from that experience with a tenacious desire to unleash a platform for contemporary dancers from Vancouver teamed with choreographers from Montréal. Then he met another terrific, fluent Vancouver dance artist, Susan Elliott. Fellow Vancouverite John Ottmann became the third artist to join the East-meets-West project. (The trio also became known as a new collective, Quorum.)  

 

Vancouver International Dance Festival 2005

By Kaija Pepper Vancouver International Dance Festival Vancouver International Dance Festival

The fifth Vancouver International Dance Festival at the Roundhouse Community Centre took place from March 8-26, 2005 

 

The Fleeting Ecstasy of Youth 

By Kaija Pepper Risque (Risk) Paul-André Fortier

Oh, the energy! The six young dancers in Paul-André Fortier’s “Risque (Risk)” have energy to burn. They dance as if the fiery, impassioned experience is the only one worth having. The rest is all ashes, or waiting. 

Humour, Words and Some All-Out Dance 

By Kaija Pepper Dancing on the Edge Festival 2003 Dancing on the Edge Festival

The fifteenth annual Dancing on the Edge, presented by the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver from July 3rd through 13th, was a remarkably mature edition.

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