Fortier Danse-Création |
Artistic Director: Paul-André Fortier
Member since: 1998

Paul-André Fortier has made an immense contribution to contemporary dance in Quebec over the past 40 years as a pioneering creator, performer and teacher. He has created nearly 50 choreographies, solos, group pieces and site-specific works. A performer with a striking presence, this self-described “man who dances” challenges himself with spatial, time and technique constraints that push his own limits and those of his art. Inspired by the crossover of various artistic disciplines, he has collaborated with other leading artists, including Françoise Sullivan, Betty Goodwin, Rober Racine, Alain Thibault, Robert Morin and Malcolm Goldstein. Paul-André Fortier began his performance career in the 1970s as a member of Le Groupe Nouvelle Aire, dancing in some of the first works of his peers (Édouard Lock, Daniel Léveillé). In 2010, he was appointed Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. In 2012, he received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and an appointement to the Order of Canada as Officer. In 2013, he received a Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec career grant. At the age of 68, Paul-André Fortier is still performing his unique take on dance polished by maturity.


Trois (working title)
First scheduled for fall 2017 | Montreal [Québec]

Solo 70 (working title)
First scheduled for May 2018 | Paris [France]


15 X LA NUIT [2014]
April 2-May 6, 2017 | Montreal [Québec]
July 2-16, 2017 | Ottawa [Canada]

Pluton - Acte 2
May 28-30, 2016 | TransAmériques Festival, Agora de la danse | Montréal [Québec]

Misfit Blues [2014]
February 2, 2016 | Dance Saskatchewan | Saskatoon [Canada]
January 29-30, February 1, 2016 | MacKenzie Art Gallery, Régina [Canada]
January 21-23, 2016 | Rachel Brown Theatre | Winnipeg [Canada]
January 15-16, 2016 | Timms Center for the Arts | Edmonton [Canada]


> January 24-February 3, 2017 | Creation and teaching, School of Toronto Dance Theatre | Toronto [Canada]
> January 8-20, 2017 | Creation and teaching, School of Contemporary Dancers | Winnipeg [Canada]
> June 13-17, 2016 | Creation workshop | TransFormation Danse | Montréal [Canada]

Other Activities

Scannographie | digital project created for the mosaic screen at Place des Arts by Xavier Curnillon and the Atelier Atoca in collaboration with Fortier Danse-Création

From November 14, 2014 | Espace culturel Georges-Émile Lapalme - Place des Arts | Montreal [Québec]

January to April, 2017 | Ensemble on danse ! | Cultural mediation - Circuit-Est in collaboration with Fortier Danse-Création, the Centre d'Apprentissage Parallèle, Xavier Curnillon and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
April 29, 2017 - 2 pm | Public screening | Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique | Montréal [Québec]