Round table | Contemporary dance and traditions

Free Exterior Event

7 September 2019 14:00
Musée McCord
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Contemporary dance and traditions

Contemporary dance, current and of the present moment. What is this dance form’s relationship with the past, traditions, even traditional dances? How do choreographers draw inspiration, incorporate, respect, modify, and renew them? Moderator Josiane Fortin, choreographer and researcher of dance history in Quebec, will discuss with panelists Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, who mixes contemporary and Indigenous dance, Zab Maboungou from the Danse Nyata Nyata Company and Contemporary dance pioneer in Canada, and Mario Boucher, artistic director for Zeugma, Urban Folklore Collective.


Guest panelists

  • Barbara Diabo, choreographer and dancer
  • Zab Maboungou, founder of the renowned Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata Nyata
  • Mario Boucher, co-founder and artistic director of the Zeugma company, Collectif de folklore urbain


  • Josianne Fortin, choreographer and researcher in dance history in Quebec


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Patrimoine Canada
Culture et communications québec
Ville de Montréal