05 Nov Marie France Forcier
Marie France Forcier is a Canadian choreographer, performer, writer, and pedagogue of contemporary dance forms. Through studio research, public performances, publications, and community initiatives, she predominantly engages with the intersection between trauma studies, somatic practices, and choreography. Over the past 15 years, her body of creative work has been presented on platforms spanning little-known urban sites to dance-dedicated proscenium spaces across North America, Europe, and Asia. In collaborative artistic capacities, she has performed in disciplines ranging from family theatricals to contemporary dance, to performance art, to the aerial circus; touring productions extensively on four continents. Having received her conservatory training from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and her Masters of Fine Arts from York University, she currently holds a full-time faculty position at the University of Calgary in the School of Creative and Performing Arts. She serves on Dancers Studio West’s board of directors and is an active member of CADA, DTRC, CDA, WDA, and Healthy Dancer Canada. Forcier splits her time between Toronto, Montréal, and Calgary with her two young sons.