ARSTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE COMPANY FLEUVE ESPACE DANSE AND FOUNDER OF THE CHANTAL CARON DANCE SCHOOL
For over ten years, Chantal Caron has been the choreographer and artistic director of Fleuve | Espace danse. She has developed a unique artistic approach intimately bound to the lifeblood of her own environment highlighted by the omnipresence of the Saint-Laurent river. Since 2012, she is an ambassador of the David Suzuki Foundation and, in 2018, was named member of the Order of Canada for her artistic creations highlighting our natural heritage and her contributions to the development of the next generation of dancers. In 2014, she produced her first videodance entitled « Glace, Crevasse et Dérive » which was made during the winter on a frozen Saint-Laurent river. This short-length film was broadcasted in around twenty world festivals and won several awards. Among them were the Best Screen dance Movie of the San Francisco Dance Film Festival (2014) and the Work of the Year in Chaudière-Appalaches granted by the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (2015).
« I have the privilege of living on the majestic St. Lawrence River in St-Jean-Port-Joli. The living forces of nature around me are the foundations and inspiration of my artistic approach. They led me to the development of a singular gestural vocabulary. »