Paul-André Fortier and Daniel Jackson founded Montréal Danse in 1986 to support and showcase the many Quebec choreographic voices emerging at that time. Kathy Casey took over the artistic direction in 1996 and the company has since become a platform for choreographic development in addition to a producer of dance works. The company’s fruitful collaborations with invited choreographers reflect a passion for choreographic research into critical contemporary issues. To this day, the company has produced more than fifty works, all of which are marked by audacity and vitality.
The body as a vehicle for ideas is at the heart of the company’s artistic research. Montréal Danse joins forces with iconoclastic creators to question the territories of expression and rethink the contexts in which dance can be expressed.