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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Acclaimed Montréal dance company



Photo: Marie Chouinard


This internationally acclaimed dance company from Quebec makes its Miami premiere with two exuberant, physical pieces that embody Marie Chouinard's signature style. 24 Preludes by Chopin uses the composer's music as inspiration to create a work that bridges classical form with Chouinard's startlingly angular and undulating choreography, or in her own words, "forbidden games sculpted by light."

Chorale is an erotically charged and visceral work—almost tribal in tone—that channels the body's primal emotions through beautifully vibrant and deeply physical sound and movement.

Now a fixture on the world's major stages and at international festivals, the Compagnie Marie Chouinard has its roots in Chouinard's solo work, which began back in 1978. Her work has earned her a reputation for daring originality and she went on to form her own dance company in 1990. Through her choreography, Chouinard has explored the "poetics of the body" in immediate, intelligible and ever-surprising ways.

Please note that these performances include brief nudity.

"Marie Chouinard is a gifted choreographer guaranteed to send shivers shooting up your spine"
The Gazette
, Montreal

Click here to see a clip of Marie Chouinard's Chorale on YouTube

Click here to see video clips of the Marie Chouinard Dance Company (follows clips of previous dance company, Marcia Milhazes Dance Company) along with an interview with Tigertail's Mary Luft on Miami-Dade TV's Downtown Dade.

Marie Chouinard's performances in Miami are funded, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Southern Arts Federation and the State of Florida and the Consulate General of Canada.

This is our 27th season. We believe that community involvement is essential. Season partners and supporters include: AeroMexico; Allegany Franciscan Ministeries; Alternate ROOTS, Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Ford Foundation; American Express Company; Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation; BankAtlantic Foundation; Books & Books; Bresaro Suites; Centro Cultural Brasil-USA; City of Coral Gables Cultural Arts Program; City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Consulate General of Brazil; Dade Community Foundation; DindyCo; Embraer; E.S. Moore Family Foundation; Etra Fine Art; Florida Dance Association; FIU Dance Department; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; Frida Kahlo Tequila; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation; Mellon Private Wealth Management; M-DC Dance Department; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Library; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Miami River Inn; National Endowment for the Arts; National Performance Network; New World School of the Arts Dance Department; Publix Super Markets Charities; The Law Office of Linda M. Smith; Southern Arts Federation; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council; TAM Brazilian Airlines; Touch South Beach; Vortex Communications; WDNA & WLRN FM.


Friday & Saturday
April 13 & 14, 2007
8:30 pm

(Note that this event has already passed.)

Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL


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