Dana Gingras is a choreographer, filmmaker, performer, and teacher. Her 30-year career has moved across mediums and artistic practices and has established her has a game-changing, boundary-pushing artist. Through Animals of Distinction, established in 2006 and based in Montreal, she has fostered the creation of cutting-edge works with innovative collaborations that most recently include Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Fly Pan Am and United Visual Artists. The work of AOD has been performed at some of the most prestigious festivals and venues in the world including the Adelaide Festival, Luminato Festival in Toronto, the Edinburgh International Festival, BAM’s Next Wave Festival, the ROMAEUROPA Festival, Barbican Hall in London, Sydney Festival in Australia, CTM Festival Berlin and PuSh Festival Vancouver. Dana was awarded the long-term artist in residency at Centre Creation O Vertigo Danse from 2017-2019 and is an associate artist of the National Arts Centre.
Dancer and Choreographer
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