André Gingras

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André Gingras (* 1966 in Canada ; † February 17, 2013 in Breda ) was a Canadian dancer and choreographer . Gingras was one of the best dancers on the international contemporary dance scene.

Gingras completed his dance training in Montreal , Toronto and New York and worked with Christopher Gillis , Doug Varone and Mariko Tanabe . From 1996 he lived in Europe and worked in the Netherlands. Gingras won funding from the Rotterdam Arts Foundation in 1999 for his first solo choreographer. His piece CYP17 won at the CaDance Festival in The Hague . He received the Epidaurus Award in 2002 and in the same year he won the Cadance Festival again with the piece The Sweet Flesh Room . Since 2010 he has headed the company Dance Works Rotterdam .

Gingras died of cancer.

Individual evidence

  1. Choreography André Gingras (1966–2013): vrije geest met fascinatie voor het lichaam, February 18, 2013, accessed on February 18, 2013 (Dutch)