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Marie Claire Forté (she/her)

Part-time Instructor, Contemporary Dance


Marie Claire Forté (she/her)
Composite portrait by her child, 3.5 years
Imogen Keith
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4727

Biography, September 2021

I am inspired by the relational, experiential and experimental potential of dance. I dance, choreograph, write, translate and teach. I live in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, where I was born (but not where I grew up). I am the mother of Imogen Keith, three years old, and her presence is a force that courses through me. As a choreographer and dancer, I lead my own projects and work with artists whom I love, namely, in this pandemic time, Catherine Lalonde, k.g. Guttman, Martin Bélanger, Louise Bédard and Katie Ward. I have also been editing and translating for PME-ART for their series and publication Vulnerable Paradoxes and was a dramaturge clinician with the FTA in 2021. I was a dancer in residence at l’Agora de la danse from 2017 to 2019 with a hiatus in 2018 for the blessing of Imogen Keith’s birth. In 2016, my friend Sophie Bélair Clément and I created the exhibition project and publication – I’d rather something ambiguous. Mais précis à la fois. at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery. From 2004 to 2008, I danced at the now-defunct Le Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa, training daily with Peter Boneham.

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