On the Ground

Aiming for Abstraction

By Xdzunúm Danae Trejo-Boles

Paul-André Fortier’s latest work Trois closed the autumn season of Agora de la danse (November 22 through 25) and was also performed at the Germain Hotel Montréal’s Fou d’ici supermarket and a cafeteria in Google Montréal. Fortier and performers Mark Medrano and Naishi Wang spoke with The Dance Current about their experience of taking dance hors les murs, outside of the theatre context.


Chimera, an energetic, kaleidoscopic dancefilm written and directed by Paris-based filmmaker Steven Briand, is inspired by the chimera, a mythological hybrid of a lion, goat and snake.

Mourad Merzouki for International Dance Day

Merzouki’s passionate choreography mirrors his 2014 International Dance Day message ­– that dance is a powerful thing that gives us strength and pride, and that we must never stop dancing.

Workshops with Prosenjit Guy Kundu

Prosenjit Guy Kundu is a urban dancer originally from France. This video highlights a recent series of workshops done in Quebec, displaying his diversity and enthusiasm he inspires in others.


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…

Projet In Situ: Tu vois ce que je veux dire?

This week during the Festival TransAmériques in Montréal, Martin Chaput and Martial Chazallon of Projet In Situ (France) present Tu vois ce que je veux dire? (Do you see what I mean?).

Paris Opera Ballet: La Danse

From April 2nd through 6th, Toronto’s Royal Cinema will be screening Paris Opera Ballet: La Danse by documentary master director Frederick Wiseman.

Censorship in Montréal: Les Ballets Africains

The March 2010 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes an article on censorship in Montréal during the 1960’s touring of Les Ballets Africains.

La Méta-Carpe: le zoo "Chaleurhumaine"

A flurry of international artists are making waves in Canada this week.

Dance at the PuSh Festival: Jérôme Bel

Kicking off tomorrow at the PuSh Festival in Vancouver, France’s Jérôme Bel presents a group of 20 locals in The Show Must Go On.


Much to Calgary’s disappointment, next week’s performance of Wave by Sylvain Émard Danse at the High Performance Rodeo is canceled.

Compagnie Pál Frenák

Speaking of touring companies, Waterloo is about to get a taste of Compagnie Pál Frenák tomorrow and Saturday.