ATELIER | Louise Bédard (QC) and Marie Claire Forté (QC)

January 8 to 12, 2024 | 9:30 am - 4 pm |

Follow a short dance class led by Marie Claire Forté, and become one with Louise Bédard's rich repertoire of luminous phrasing, torso surges and lacy gestures. Louise and Marie Claire will select excerpts to suit the audience. Then plunge into research with Louise to discover what emerges from this encounter.



Louise Bédard

Louise Bédard first made her mark as a performer, working with numerous contemporary choreographers, before becoming a creator in her own right. In 1990, she founded her own company, Louise Bédard Danse.

Louise's choreographic language, often praised for its finesse, blends with her desire to depict the human in all its strength and fragility. So many worlds open up to the subjectivity of a gaze on the world. Her many experiences have brought her closer to the very essence of movement, the kind that makes sense to her and gives her all the space she needs to unleash her imagination.

The recipient of several awards, she was named a finalist in 2006 for the Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal for her piece Ce qu'il en reste, as well as in 2016 with Cartes postales de Chimère and Série solos. In 2018 Louise won the Prix de la danse de Montréal's Performer of the Year award. She is co-founder of Circuit-Est center chorégraphique, dedicated to research and creation in contemporary dance.



Marie Claire Forté

Driven by the relational, experiential and experimental potential of dance, Marie Claire Forté dances, choreographs, writes, translates and teaches. She is the mother of Imogen Keith, who enchants her, teaches her and moves her. Her career is marked by long-standing artistic relationships with artists of different generations and aesthetics who share a love of process, collaboration and rigor. This season, she is working with Louise Bédard, Catherine Lalonde, Priscilla Guy and Émilie Morin, Katie Ward, la pieuvre and visual artist Sophie Bélair Clément.

Registration opens Monday, December 11, 2023 at 1 p.m.

137,50 $/workshop* 
($27.50 per day)
Studio Peter-Boneham 

10 participants maximum
(including 5 drop-ins on the same day, only for Marie Claire Forté's technical classes in the morning)

* To access this rate, the participants have to be, among others, Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada and currently residing in Québec.


  • Registration priority will go the participants that are eligible to the measure Intervention-Compétences;
  • Payment must be made by cash, credit or debit card before each class.


Credits : Louise Bédard © Diane Labrosse - Louise Bédard © Angelo Barsetti - Marie Claire Forté © Louis Élyan MartinMarie Claire Forté © Lucas