Michael Montanaro




Michael is Chair, Department of Contemporary Dance, Concordia University and a founding member of Hexagram - Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts. He is a trans-disciplinary artist best known for his work in contemporary dance and mixed media. He graduated Hartford Conservatory and performed with the Boston Ballet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens and Le Groupe de la Place Royale (5 years as co-artistic director). Michael has worked as a choreographer, director and collaborator on Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai”, Opéra de Montréal`s multi-media version of “Carmina Burana”, “Frankenstein’s Ghosts, and a series of short films entitled “Dances For Small Spaces”.

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Mar 1st 2017

Learn from leading global experts about the benefits of physical activity and how to prevent and treat injuries. This health course will show you why exercise is a fundamental component of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise is more than just an “art of converting big meals and fattening snacks into back strains and pulled muscles by lifting heavy things that don’t need to be moved, or running when no one is chasing you.” (Anonymous quote) Our bodies evolved to move over several millennia.

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Feb 25th 2015

This course examines the benefits of physical activity, how to prevent injuries, and what to do when injuries occur. The course will include content from leading international experts in multiple fields related to the science of exercise.

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