From the moment you arrive in the Department of Contemporary Dance, we treat you as an emerging artist. You stage your own choreographies, collaborate across disciplines, and perform in new works created by your peers.
We are one of the only university dance programs in the world where professors and external choreographers don’t choreograph on students. Instead, we provide you with the conditions to discover and define your own aesthetic, method and process, in a learning environment that embraces an inclusive artistic relationship between mentor and student.
Students will have numerous opportunities to present their work and take part in performances throughout the year.
We’re a close-knit department located in the heart of the best dance city in North America: Montreal. Our faculty and students are connected with the city’s independent and experimental performance culture. Our students are self-starters and community-minded. Not only will you leave as a dancer and choreographer, you’ll probably also know how to run lights, do technical production and curate an event or run a show.
Embodied urgencies is Concordia’s 2024 FOFA Undergraduate Student Exhibition
Featuring the works of thirteen artists, embodied urgencies encourages the audience to reflect on how our bodies carry dreams and struggles, be they shared or individual, dormant or alive, visceral or cerebral, past, current or future. As we collectively become aware of our presence, voice, and flesh, we, as creative workers, can move away from exhaustion and unsustainable rhythms towards slowness, compassion, introspection, rest, enjoyment, and a longing to create.