LAUREATES - 2016

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ÉDOUARD LOCK, Choreographer

GRAND PRIX DE LA DANSE DE MONTRÉAL

BIOGRAPHY Édouard Lock began his choreographic career at the age of 20 and formed La La La Human Steps in 1980. He would soon receive numerous commissions from such companies as the Paris Opera Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Dutch National Ballet and Ballet Cullberg. In 1990 he collaborated with David Bowie as art director of […]


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GILLES SAVARY, Cultural Manager

PRIX GESTIONNAIRE CULTUREL

BIOGRAPHY Gilles Savary has worked in the dance sector for nearly three decades. From 1987 to 1991, he was the Interim Administrative Director of O Vertigo before becoming the company’s tour director. Since then, he has served as the Executive Director of Fortier Danse-Création. Deeply committed to the dance community, he has sat on various […]


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DAINA ASHBEE, Choreographer-performer

Le Prix DÉCOUVERTE DE LA DANSE

BIOGRAPHY Daina Ashbee is a Montreal-based artist, performer and choreographer of Dutch, Cree and Métis descent. Her work is often influenced by her heritage and experiences as a young woman, using both contemporary and traditional means of expression. She has performed at the Global Alliance Against Female Genital Mutilation in Switzerland (2015), the Musée d’ethnographie […]


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DAINA ASHBEE, Choreographer

CALQ Award for Best Choreographic Work

WHEN THE ICE MELTS, WILL WE DRINK THE WATER? BIOGRAPHy Daina Ashbee is a Montreal-based artist, performer and choreographer of Dutch, Cree and Métis descent. Her work is often influenced by her heritage and experiences as a young woman, using both contemporary and traditional means of expression. She has performed at the Global Alliance Against […]


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SOPHIE CORRIVEAU, Performer

PRIX INTERPRÈTE

BIOGRAPHY Sophie Corriveau has worked in the field of contemporary dance as a performer, choreographer, instructor, rehearsal director and artistic consultant. After studying at the École supérieure de danse du Québec, she began her career at the Theatre Ballet of Canada before joining Montréal Danse (1989 to 1993). Since then, as an independent dancer, she […]


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ROGER SINHA, Choreographer

Cultural Diversity Prize in Dance

BIOGRAPHY Born in England to an Armenian mother and Indian father, Roger Sinha moved to Saskatoon in 1968 at the age of eight. After graduating from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, he settled in Montreal and quickly became involved in several collaborations within the blossoming local artistic community. He danced in the celebrated work, […]