Biography

Marc Boivin

  • Performer (dance)

A generous and prolific dancer whose career has spanned nearly 25 years, Marc Boivin has worked and performed in Québec, Canada and abroad. The evocative power of his numerous appearances on stage has been repeatedly acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. He began his career in 1982 with Ottawa’s Groupe de la Place Royale, under the direction of Peter Boneham, and has since lent his interpretive qualities to many choreographers and projects. He joined O Vertigo, under choreographer Ginette Laurin, in 1985, participating in the company’s earliest creations and in several tours in Canada, the United States and Europe. He began to work as a freelance artist in 1991. Many renowned choreographers such as Louise Bédard, Sylvain Émard, André Gingras, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Dominique Porte, James Kudelka, Tedd Robinson, Felix Ruckert and Catherine Tardif have since solicited his talent and skill as a dancer for their works. Over the years, Boivin has also taken part in numerous improvisation projects, which have proven to be determining influences in the artist’s trajectory. Indeed, these experiences have inspired his own passion for choreographic creation and shaped the quality of imagination that he brings to his pieces. In 1999, Marc Boivin was awarded the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize by the Canada Council for the Arts.