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Peter Chin: Freedom

Peter Chin became a choreographer after establishing himself first as a classical pianist and composer. Add art direction to his multiple talents, and you have a combination that delivers dramatic performances with soaring soundtracks. Next to creating, Peter thrives on traveling to Asia for adventure, introspection, and inspiration. His East and West aesthetics have made him a highly respected member of the international dance scene.
Online
2017; 2004
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Louise Bédard Danse: Freedom

Louise Bédard is a veteran of Montreal's dance scene. When not dancing and choreographing, she spends a great deal of time creating collage art pieces. She finds that the two artistic disciplines inform one another and bring a multilayered sense of depth to her staged dance pieces, creating a form of "human collage."
Online
2017; 2006
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Jennifer Robichaud: Freedom

Jennifer Robichaud belongs to a new generation of urban dance artists who are literally breaking their way into the established dance scene. With a formal background in contemporary dance and street education in break dancing, she and her company Larchaud Dance are as at much at home in clus as in a formal theater setting. Highly involved in her role as a teacher, Robichaud is in big demand by various studios and schools. Her company's recent trip to perform in China, was an opportunity to break down new cultural borders.
Online
2017; 2007
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Kaeja d’Dance: Freedom

Allen and Karen Kaeja have succeeded in merging their business prowess and dance skills to create Kaeja d'Dance. Their exploration of the Holocaust through dance has resulted in very powerful performances. Pushing the envelope on stage, in film and in life is their goal.
Online
2017; 2005
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Le Fils d'Adrien: Freedom

Harold Rhéaume is a classic study in juggling. He is not only a renowned dancer and choreographer for Le fils d'Adrien Danse, but he has taken on the role of dance activist by championing the Quebec City dance community. His dedication and commitment have assured him a place in the hearts and minds of his contemporaries, both locally and nationally.
Online
2017; 2005
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William Yong: Freedom

William Yong's impressive resume includes life as a pop star in Hong Kong and a residency at London's famous Contemporary Dance School. Yong's enthusiasm for dance is evident in his creations, where broad gestures and dance have familiar tones recalling classic Hollywood musicals. In his spare time, Yong practices the ancient art of calligraphy.
Online
2017; 2006
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Battery Opera: Freedom

Battery Opera is helmed by on and off-stage couple Lee Su-Feh and David McIntosh. Together the pair has meshed modern dance, martial arts, folk songs and opera. McIntosh draws from his punk rock background to contribute musical stylings that act as a true counterpoint to Su-Feh's lyrically quirky choreography.
Online
2017; 2006
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Sylvain Émard: Freedom

Sylvain Émard is a veteran of Montreal's vibrant dance scene. His meticulous attention to movement and set design has won him the affection and loyalty of audiences from around the world.
Online
2017; 2005
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Les 7 Doigts de le Main: Freedom

This talented group of ex-Cirque de Soleil performers have been able to create a miracle project by collectively directing and choreographing an interactive theatrical experience that culls from their various skills, and features some highly acrobatic dance routines. Five of the seven members live cooperatively in a 21st Century commune. It is this sense of togetherness, both on and off stage, that makes Les 7 doigts de le main a stand out, must see show.
Online
2017; 2004
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Pierre-Paul Savoie: Freedom

Founder and Artistic Director of Montreal's PPS, Pierre-Paul Savoie has successfully combined his passion for dance with his love for drama and art. As a multi-disciplinary artist, he's constantly exploring the creative landscape between these varying expressions, always keeping his international fan base crying out for more.
Online
2017; 2007
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Yasmina Ramzy: Freedom

Yasmina Ramzy, has the distinction of being Canada's top Belly Dance choreographer. Her dance company, Arabesque, has toured extensively across Canada and internationally. She has managed to fuse the ancient dance art with contemporary esthetics, all the while re- shaping the way that the west perceives the dance form. The blue-eyed blonde carved out her star on the scene in the Middle East, but these days her home base is in Toronto.
Online
2017; 2007
12.

Link: Freedom

Link is the brainchild of Gail Lotenberg—a transplanted big city artist who found herself and her voice in the wild northern frontier of the Yukon. Based in Whitehorse, Gail has translated her perceptions about man and nature into works that have won over arts lovers in one the most remote communities.
Online
2017; 2005
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Le Groupe Lab: Freedom

Peter Boneham is a most colorful character. At an age when most people are well into retirement, he is tireless in his pursuit of encouraging emerging talent to push their choreographic frontiers. Always outspoken and quick with a smile, Boneham continues to inspire all around him.
Online
2017; 2006
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Lola Dance: Freedom

Lola MacLaughlin’s namesake company is Vancouver-based and celebrated across North America. Lola’s attention to detail and research comes from an academic mindset that forms the basis for all of her work. In fact, Lola’s search for her life’s path took her in the direction of the sciences, until the day dance came into her life. Today she’s still exploring and tackling issues such as the environment, this time around through her art.
Online
2017; 2004
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Jenn Goodwin: Freedom

Jenn Goodwin explores political and social themes in the context of environmental works. She thrives on creative adventures including innovative works for music videos, commercials and even mobile telephone programming.
Online
2017; 2006
16.

Roger Sinha: Freedom

Roger Sinha's affinity for Asian esthetic and culture is realized in his Montreal-based company Sinha Danse. He's intricately blended full body movement with the martial arts, arriving at a unique and dynamic artistic place that crosses the Far East with the West. The resulting dynamic of Sinha's works always guarantees a fully physical dance experience.
Online
2017; 2007
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Rubberbandance: Freedom

This innovative company is the brainchild of choreographer/dancer Victor Quijada, who has successfully melded his love of hip hop with classical ballet to create a dance form that is as much at home on the street as it is on stage. Raised in Los Angeles, trained in New York, and now based in Montreal, Victor has assembled a company through scouting hip hop clubs and classical troupes.
Online
2017; 2004
18.

Anne Troake: Freedom

Anne Troake uses her home in Newfoundland as inspiration for her highly original works. Her short dance film Pretty Big Dig is classic Troake, featuring a dance company made up of steam shovels! Her keen sense of humor is evident in choreographed works that feature both dancers and non-dancers, where she explores honesty in movement.
Online
2017; 2006
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Santee Smith: Freedom

Santee Smith has one foot in the ballet world and the other firmly planted in traditional aboriginal dance. By combining the two disciplines she has created a hybrid of breathtaking choreography based on her passion for storytelling. Fueled by a musical fusion of modern and ancient, her work is deeply moving to observe.
Online
2017; 2006
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Kokoro: Freedom

Partners Jay Hirabayashi and Barbara Bourget have spent twenty-five years building a company whose works mesmerize audiences. Based on the Japanese performance art of Bhuto, Kokoro has succeeded in blending Asian esthetic and western sensibilities with incredible results.
Online
2017; 2005