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Marie Claire Forté

Part-time Instructor, Contemporary Dance

Biography   


Marie Claire reading her writing about Peter Boneham
Photo: Svetla Atanasova
Office: S-GM 500-42 
Guy-De Maisonneuve Building,
1550 De Maisonneuve W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4727
Email: marieclaire.forte@concordia.ca

Biography, August 2019

Based in Montréal, Marie Claire Forté is driven by the relational, experiential and experimental potential of dance. Chorégraphe et danseuse, elle mène ses propres projets et travaille notamment avecLouise Bédard, Aurélie Pédron, Martin Bélanger et PME-ART. She was dancer in residence à l’Agora de la danse from 2017 to 2019. En 2016, le Programme de soutien à la production artistique Leonard & Bina Ellenlui donne l’occasion de réaliser le projet d’exposition et la publication bilingue – I’d rather something ambiguous. Mais précis à la fois.avec son amie Sophie Bélair Clément. From 2004 to 2008, she danced at the now defunct Le Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa, training daily with Peter Boneham. He remains her great friend and mentor, and they are currently working on a book about his teaching practice. Conjointement à sa pratique artistique, elle traduit, écrit et enseigne 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.

Marie Claire and Mairéad Filgate, performing their duet research
Photo credit: Photo: Svetla Atanasova
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