Marie France Forcier, one of the MainStage choreographers for dance: made in canada/fait au canada 2015l, answered a few questions for us…..
Marie and her wee one.
I live in… Calgary. I just moved a few weeks ago to start on faculty at U of C. I was born and raised in Montréal, but I consider Toronto my home.
I live with…. my two-month-old son, my man and my cat.
My favorite way to get around…. is to walk. Which is a bit tricky now that I live in Cow Town.
My favourite spot/thing to do in Toronto…. is catching up with friends. If that happens at a show: even better.
When people ask what I do I say…. that I’m a dance artist. They usually don’t know what to do with that, so, depending on how much time I have and how friendly they appear, I may supplement my answer with a meatier list of things that I do: teach, rehearsal direct, grant write, write articles, choreograph, do admin, etc.
My first artistic influence was…. my grandmother. She used to paint and take the time to draw with me.
The seed for my piece came…. from research I was doing during my graduate studies on the expression of post-traumatic states in contemporary choreography.
Before I perform… I hum and bounce.
To relax I…. drink wine in the bath.
When I’m not dancing/choreographing…. I take care of my baby. The answer used to be different.
If I wasn’t an artist… I would be a clinical psychologist.
Few people know…. that I once fell off my bike while spying on an ex-boyfriend. (I was much younger:)
Marie France Forcier will premiere her new work Little Guidebook to Using your Suffering Wisely in the MainStage Morrison Series this August at dance: made in canada/fait au canada. Catch her August 13th at 9:00 p.m. and August 15th and 16th at 7:00 p.m.