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 69, Paul-André Fortier is still performing his unique take on dance polished by maturity.


February 12 to 23, 2018 | Residency with the dancer Fabien Piché | Maison pour la danse [Québec]
Solo 70 | Premiere in may 2018 | Paris [France]


Solo 70  [2018]
May 23 to 25, 2018 | Théâtre Nationale de la danse Chaillot | Paris [France]
June 1, 2 and 3, 2018 | Festival TransAmériques| Montréal [Québec]
July 2018 | Vancouver [Canada]
October 25, 26 and 27, 2018 | Ottawa [Canada]
November 2018 | Québec [Québec]
December 2018 | Edmonton [Canada]


February 12 to 23, 2018 | École de danse de Québec | Québec

Other activity

February 15 and 20, 2018 | Discussion in collaboration with l’Artère | Maison pour la danse [Québec]












Photo: Paul-André Fortier in Solo 30X30 © Philippa Favreau