Marie Claire Forté

Translator & Contributor

Marie Claire Forté is a dancer, choreographer, translator and writer. Former member of Le Groupe Dance Lab, she currently dances for choreographers in Montréal and Toronto. She has presented her own work in Ottawa, Montréal, Toronto and Saint-John’s. 

Marie Claire Forté's Work

Confounding the Big Picture

By Marie Claire Forté

Out of Grace by Lynda Gaudreau

Contemporary Dance Class

Proposals & Perspectives By Marie Claire Forté

Over time, our collective knowledge of dance and the body broadens, and naturally, professional training and dance class embrace this evolution. This pair of articles looks at several proposals and perspectives from teachers and organizations offering professional contemporary class.


Confounding the Big Picture 

By Marie Claire Forté “Out of Grace” Lynda Gaudreau

Lynda Gaudreau’s five-week curatorial and choreographic occupation of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery at Concordia University nudges at duration, audience presence and the choreographic progression of bodies and visual art works.  

An Intricate Intimacy

Ethics in the dance studio By Marie Claire Forté

We are clearly privileged, in Canada, that working conditions have been governed by laws and regulations for some time now. What of our working conditions in the dance studio? Are artists excluded from ethical work practices? What role do training institutions and dance presenters play?

Learning Professional Conduct

By Education and Example By Marie Claire Forté

Respecting Relationships

A code of ethics for dance presenters By Marie Claire Forté

The Weight of Words

The Second États généraux de la danse professionnelle du Québec By Marie Claire Forté

“The written word endures and is eventually accepted as authority,” proclaimed Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) director Lorraine Hébert at the launch of the second États généraux de la danse professionnelle du Québec, a summit conference on professional dance in the province.


Bodies: Concrete, Multiple and Diffuse - Part 2 

By Megan Andrews, Philip Szporer, Marie Claire Forté Festival TransAmériques 2009  Festival TransAmériques

For the 2009 edition of the Festival TransAmérique in Montréal, Philip Szporer, Marie Claire Forté and I each contributed impressions and reflections. Here’s Part 2. 

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