Pierre Chartrand


Born in Montreal, Pierre Chartrand is a dance historian-ethnologist, a choregrapher, a master step dancer and an artful dance caller. Dancing for more than 35 years, he teaches and performs regularly in Quebec, Canada, United States, and Europe. After his Dance Master in La Sorbonne (Paris – France, 1991), he founded the Centre Mnémo, an archive center on traditional French-Canadian dance and music. He published folk music and dance books for Mnémo, wrote many articles for magazines, and frequently speaks at folk music programs and for conferences. He has also won various awards such as the international dance medal in Madagascar, August 1997, and Price of the best choreography by the Independent Reviewers of New England, 2005. He teaches at the dance program of the Université du Québec à Montréal and at the folk music program of Joliette College. In 2000, he started his company Dance Cadence and produced shows such as Rapetipetam, Chasse-Galerie, and Le Bal des Ménestriers.

Festival Performances

Wednesday, Oct 16th 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

venue West Mabou Hall
locale West Mabou
price $15
host West Mabou Hall

A unique and informative exploration of different percussive dance dialects hosted by Mabou based dancer / fiddler Melody Cameron. The event will feature discussion and performances by featured dancers of different styles and will allow for some audience participation.

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