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Anne-Marie Gardette

Anne-Marie Gardette has been dancing for more than 30 years. A native of  France, she moved to Montréal in 1995 where she fell in love with traditional Québécois dance. In addition to traditional Québécois dance, she teaches and performs Renaissance and baroque dance. Her broad repertoire has a special focus on dance and contradance from “la Nouvelle-France” (as Québec was known prior to 1763). As a performer and teacher, she connects Québec dance heritage from the 18th century with traditional dance of the 19th and 20th centuries. Anne-Marie is a professor at the École des Arts de la Veillée in Montréal, a school dedicated to teaching traditional Québécois music, song and dance. She frequently performs at historic and commemorative events throughout the province.

Performance highlights

Dance Flurry, Festival of traditional dance and music, Saratoga Springs, NY / Music and dance of New France, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montréal, QC / Festival Chants de vielles, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QC / Boxwood Camp (dance and music week), Lunenburg, NS / Ensemble J’ay pris Amours, Lévis, QC / Les Éclusiers de Lachine, Lachine, QC / Théâtre champêtre du Moulin Fleming, Lasalle, QC / International Summer Academy of Sablé, Sablé-sur-Sarthe, France / Festival Rendez-vous des coureurs des bois, Trois-Rivières, QC / Festival Les fêtes de la Nouvelle-France, Québec, QC / Festival Montréal-baroque, Montréal, QC / Danse Neige, Traditional dance and music camp, Montréal, Québec / Gala OFQJ, Spectrum, Montréal, QC (choreography, performance / Television : “Voulez-vous danser? » (ARTV), « Marguerite Volant » (Radio-Canada) / Film : Jefferson in Paris (James Ivory)