Kunal Ranchod is a choreographer and graduate of Ryerson University and L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec. His works have been performed internationally including: Canada, USA, India and Japan. He has recently choreographed works for Radio Canada, The National Film Board of Canada, The National Ballet of Canada and Ballet Kelowna. In 2017 Ranchod
launched, Compagnie Kunal Ranchod; the company has been fortunate to receive residencies and grants through Danse à la carte and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Kunal is collaborating with filmmaker Kes Tagney for the co-creation of their short dance film.
Choreographically, I create innovative narrative works that showcase technical brilliance, a beautiful line and balanced imagery. My choreographic footprint is undoubtedly balletic in nature however I continually seek inspiration from my South Asian cultural origins. I appreciate a dancer’s organic movement and take pleasure in collaborating to create well-structured works that stimulate the audience, the dancers and the choreographer simultaneously.
Photo credit: Mariya Kyrychenko