Leaving studies in history and philosophy behind him, Andrew Turner was inexplicably accepted to Concordia University’s Dance Program in 2001. He has since performed extensively both in Montreal and abroad, with such companies as Par B.L.eux, O Vertigo, Human Playground, PPS Danse, Trial and Eros, Pigeons International, Maribé sors-de-ce-corps, Bouge De Là, Cie La Tourmente, and others. As a choreographer, he has presented his works in three languages in Europe, Mexico, the United States, and over 20 Canadian cities. He has received several awards (including Prix OQAJ, Prix OQWBJ among others), and has taken part in residencies in Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, and at the Banff Art Center. In 2015, he was a danceWEB scholarship recipient at the Impulstanz Festival Vienna. In 2020, he received a Master’s Degree in Dance, with distinction, from Université du Québec à Montréal. His new solo work, entitled 18 P_R_A_C_T_I_C_E_S, in co-production with Danse-Cité and La Chapelle, premieres in April 2021.
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