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 70, Paul-André Fortier is still performing his unique take on dance polished by maturity.
Solo 70 
July 7 and 8, 2018 | Dancing on the Edge| Vancouver [Canada]
October 25, 26 and 27, 2018 | National Arts Centre| Ottawa [Canada]
October 30, 2018 | Centre culturel Notre-Dame-de-Grâce | Montréal [Québec]
November 29 and 30, 2018 | La Rotonde | Québec [Québec]
December 14 and 15, 2018 | Edmonton [Canada]
Photo: Paul-André Fortier in Solo 30X30 © Philippa Favreau