Marie Claire Forté
Part-time Instructor, Contemporary Dance
Biography, August 2017
Marie Claire Forté likes to think that we can always broaden our perceptions, include more, understand more and find more pleasure… Chorégraphe et danseuse, elle mène ses propres projets et travaille notamment avec Sophie Bélair Clément, Alanna Kraaijeveld, PME-ART, Louise Bédard, Aurélie Pédron, Justine A. Chambers, Martin Bélanger et Lee Su-Feh. She danced for four seasons with many choreographers at the now defunct Le Groupe Dance Lab inOttawa, where she trained daily with Peter Boneham. He remains her great friend and mentor, and they are currently working on a book about his teaching practice. Parallèlement et conjointement à sa pratique artistique, Marie Claire traduit, écrit et enseigne la danse.
In 2016, she and her friend Sophie Bélair Clément created the exhibition project – I’drather something ambiguous. Mais précis à la fois. through the Leonard & Bina Ellen Program in Support of Artistic Production. From 2017 to 2019, Marie Claire is Dancer in residence at the Agora de la danse.
Her plural path has been stimulated and inspired directly and indirectly by people and institutions, namely by k.g. Guttman, L’Agora de la danse, Lynda Gaudreau, the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Catherine Lalonde, Ame Henderson, Public Recordings, Katya Montaignac, Et Marianne etSimon, Catherine Lavoie-Marcus, Toronto Dance Theatre, Christopher House, Noémie Solomon, Jody Hegel, Adam Kinner, Tangente, Circuit-Est, Studio 303, Megan Andrews, the Casino Luxembourg, Artexte, WPZimmer (Antwerp), Concordia University and the Regroupement québécois de ladanse.