Downtown location chosen for 30 days of dance

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As part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival 2009, the Festival is set to present Paul-André Fortier’s free thiry minute Solo 30X30 each night for 30 days at 5:15pm.

Paul-Andre Fortier

Described as a “minimalist dance stripped of the stage’s artifice and resolutely grounded in the urban décor” Fortier who has performed this thirty-minute piece for thirty days in Ottawa, Montréal, Japan, France, U.K., and Italy – now brings this innovative work to Vancouver.

The site-specific solo performance piece will be presented outside each day from June 19 – July 18 at 5:15pm at the Library Plaza in downtown Vancouver.

Fortier says, “this dance plays no tricks and does not compromise; it simply appeals to the gaze of passers-by who then decide if they should stop or carry on. This man is dancing where one least expects it. His impertinent body reveals itself to your gaze and dares your secret desires of transgression and freedom; he is both you and himself redefining his place within the urban fabric. He expects you but is not waiting for you; you will find him without looking for him. A chance meeting with a celestial tramp.”

For further information on the Dancing on the Edge Festival visit the Festival website at or call 604-689-0926.

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