For over ten years, Chantal Caron has been the choreographer and artistic director of Fleuve | Espace danse. She has developed a unique artistic approach intimately bound to the lifeblood of her own environment highlighted by the omnipresence of the Saint-Laurent river. Since 2012, she is an ambassador of the David Suzuki Foundation and, in 2018, was named member of the Order of Canada for her artistic creations highlighting our natural heritage and her contributions to the development of the next generation of dancers. In 2014, she produced her first videodance entitled « Glace, crevasse et dérive » which was made during the winter on a frozen St-Lawrence river. This short-length film was broadcasted in around twenty world festivals and won several awards. Among them were the Best Screen dance Movie of the San Francisco Dance Film Festival (2014) and the Work of the Year in Chaudière-Appalaches granted by the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (2015).
Inspired by the beauty of my surroundings, the natural living elements of my daily life, I chose to revisit and reclaim my birthplace and home in order to share and honor this infinite universe.
The water, the St. Lawrence River, the shores, the snow geese are my all-powerful sources of inspiration. From them I draw the energy, strength and courage that have, in my humble opinion, fueled my artistic approach since 2006.
I live, I love, I dance….under the open sky