Ginette Laurin

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Ginette Laurin (born in Montreal January) is a Canadian dancer, choreographer and artistic director. In 1984, she founded the dance group named O Vertigo, based in Montreal. O Vertigo is dedicated to creation in new dance and to broadcasting Ginette Laurin's works all over the world.


Trained as a gymnast and in modern dance and classical ballet in Montreal and New York City, Ginette Laurin began her dancing career in Montreal at the beginning of the 1970s. After creating several works as a choreographer, she founded O Vertigo, a company known for its expressive power and the unerring realization of its artistic vision. Besides creating works at O Vertigo, Ginette Laurin choreographs pieces for other dance companies. She also transmits her knowledge as a professor and lecturer at home and abroad, and teaches in workshops held by O Vertigo. With more than 50 choreographical works to her credit and acclaimed worldwide, Ginette Laurin is one of the foremost figures in contemporary dance in Canada.

Main choreographies[edit]

  • 1979 : Sept fois passera
  • 1992 : La Chambre Blanche (recreated in 2008)
  • 1999 : La Vie qui bat (cover version in 2009)
  • 2010 : Onde de choc
  • 2012 : KHAOS

Films and videos[edit]

  • 2005 : Wire Frame also known as Point de fuite
  • 2009 : la chambre blanche


  • 2006 : Award for Best Canadian Work at the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) for Wire Frame, a television adaptation of the work Passare.
  • 2003 : Cinedance Award for Best Direction at the Moving Pictures Festival in Toronto for the short film Passare
  • 2002 : Prix reconnaissance UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal), Arts Faculty for the exceptional manner in which Ginette Laurin has promoted her field of study here and abroad.
  • 1993 : Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de la Communauté urbaine de Montréal for the excellence of the production La Chambre Blanche.
  • 1986 : Jean A. Chalmers Award to Ginette Laurin for outstanding choreography, given by the Ontario Arts Council.

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