A Letter to Tedd Robinson

By Marie Claire Forté

Inspired by the relational, the experiential and the experimental potential of dance, Marie Claire Forté dance, choreograph, write, translate and teach. She is the mother of Imogen Keith whose presence is a force coursing through her. She creates work, including the recent video installation Mères et mouvements d’enfants presented in 2022 at the Foreman Gallery in partnership with Sursaut and the Centennial Theatre in Sherbrooke, with the curator and artist Camila Vásquez. She works with artists whom she loves, recently Louise Bédard, Katie Ward and PME-ART. She was Dancer in residence at l’Agora de la danse from 2017 to 2019. In 2016, she created the exhibition project and bilingual publication—“I’d rather something ambiguous. Mais précis à la fois.” with her friend Sophie Bélair Clément, at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery. From 2004 to 2008, she danced at the now-defunct Le Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa, training daily with Peter Boneham.

A translated version in French is also available.

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