Lucy Fandel


Lucy Fandel is choreographer, dancer and writer based in Montréal, who grew up between Beaulieu sur Mer, France, and Concord, Massachusetts. After her first year studying sociology at Concordia University, she decided to pursue dance professionally and joined the contemporary dance department as a double major in dance and honours sociology. She aspires to better understand the social world around her by combining the humanities, writing and dance: integrating sociological concepts and practices into her artistic research. Lucy has performed and presented work in festivals such as Montréal’s Nuit Blanche, Art Matters at Concordia and the Festival International du Film Ethnographique de Quebec (FIFEQ). She has also led a course on dance history at the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning.


Lucy Fandel's Work


Watching is Not Seeing

Rebecca Margolick and Andrea Peña & Artists By Lucy Fandel

A video projection of swaying torsos opens New York-based choreographer Rebecca Margolick’s birds sing a pretty song. Belonging to Austin Tyson and Margolick the torsos slowly turn and cross in front of one another, arms loosely wrapped around themselves.


Inner Worlds and Outer Lives

Janelle Hacault and Jane Mappin at Festival Quartiers Danses By Lucy Fandel

The unseen and unspoken are themes that echo through a double bill with works by Janelle Hacault and Jane Mappin.


Our Inevitable Fall

Alix Dufresne and Marc Béland’s Chutes: Descendre du ciel By Lucy Fandel

Uninhibited and tender, Chutes is a confrontation of our physical and mental fall at the end of life.


Expanding Access to Choreographic Knowledge Online

Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault recently launched an online platform called Espaces chorégraphiques 2, expanding access to choreographic archives, conversations and tools relating to contemporary dance in Québec.


Dance for All the People

By Lucy Fandel Quartiers Danses Festival

The fourteenth annual Festival Quartiers Danses strung together themes of accessibility, originality, history and joy in contemporary dance today.

Danced Reality of Black America

A call to compassion and call to action in artful dancefilm directed and danced by Jon Boogz with Lil Buck


Avec Pas d’Coeur

Maï(g)wenn et les Orteils question intellectual disability and sexual intimacy as a human right By Lucy Fandel Avec pas d'coeur

One of the greatest strengths of Maïgwenn Desbois’ new choreography with her company Maï(g)wenn et les Orteils is that it provokes a level of nuanced and lingering reflection from audiences about their own roles and assumptions.


An Expanding Discussion: Copyright and Heritage in Dance

On October 2, 2015, lawyers, arts advocates and performing arts professionals gathered at the dance pavilion of the University of Québec in Montréal for a focus day on copyright and dance heritage, hosted by the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, to discuss a wide range of pertinent legal and ethical questions surrounding dance creation and ownership.

Dignity, Duality and Dialogue

Roger Sinha's Twenty-Fifth Season By Lucy Fandel

As Roger Sinha celebrates his twenty-fifth season as artistic director of Sinha Danse, he considers the themes that began his career and continue to inspire him: racism, bullying and interpersonal communications.


Indian Dance in the Cloud

Classical Indian dance pioneer Menaka Thakkar uses the Internet to bring India and Canada closer together through virtual performances and classes streamed live.

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