Marie Chouinard, OC (born 14 May 1955) is a Canadian dancer, choreographer, and dance company director.
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In 1978 Chouinard presented her first work, Crystallization. After 12 years as a solo performer and choreographer, Chouinard founded her own company in 1990, the Compagnie Marie Chouinard.
Chouinard has lived in many places including: New York, Berlin, Bali and Nepal. She has created more than 50 solo and group works. Chouinard's works since 1978 reflect her view of dance as a sacred art, her respect for the body as a vehicle of that art, her virtuoso approach to performance and the invention of a different universe for each new piece. In 1988, Marie Chouinard along with Wim Vandekeybus and Mark Tompkins, for the first time introduced the ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival. Chouinard is still closely connected with ImPulsTanz, which meanwhile has grown to Europe’s biggest contemporary festival.
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Mark N Tompkins, born in 1954, is an American-born French artist, dancer and choreographer of contemporary dance.
ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival is a major contemporary dance festival held in Vienna, Austria each year. It gathers thousands of professional dancers, choreographers and teachers for a five-week program of performance, research projects and workshops. It was started by Karl Regensburger and choreographer Ismael Ivo in 1984 as the "Internationale Tanzwochen Wien" with dance teachers including Joe Alegado, Germaine Acogny and Walter Raines.
Monographs 2008 : Chantier des extases (poetry), les Éditions du passage (Montréal)
2010 : cOMPAGNIE_mARIE_cHOUINARD_cOMPAGNY, Les Éditions du passage (Montréal)
2010 : morning glories :)-(:, Editions COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD
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(3)Strini, Tom "Compagnie Marie Chouinard puts body of work on display" March 25, 2009 Journal Sentinel
(4)"The Arts | Dance Review | Chouinard gives "Orpheus and Eurydice" a provocative twist | Seattle Times Newspaper." The Seattle Times | Seattle Times Newspaper. 15 April 2009 <https://web.archive.org/web/20110604061532/http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/thearts/2008279705_chouinard18.html?syndicati on=rss>.
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