Michael Montanaro

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    Michael Montanaro is a Professor in the Department of Contemporary Dance and Co-Director of the Topological Media Lab, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. A trans-disciplinary artist, he is dedicated to the envisioning, design and creation of projects that focus on evolving innovative ways in which new technologies are used to enhance the interactive experience.


    Michael Montanaro, Canada. This artistic director and choreographer is also a composer, musician, actor and stage technician who graduated in dance at the Hartford (Connecticut, USA) Conservatory. He has performed with the Boston Ballet, Berkshire Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and most notably with Groupe de la Place Royale of which he was artistic director for five years before returning to Montreal in 1985 to found Montanaro Danse. Among his more than fifteen creations, The Audition for the 50th Anniversary of Canada’s National Film Board, Non Angli Sed Angeli, rated “best dance performance” at the Singapore Festival of Arts and, in 1995, Unplugged, an intimate glimpse of his most recent choreography independent of other media.


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  • Montréal, Québec, Canada

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