Fonds chorégraphique
Fernand Nault

Welcome to Fonds chorégraphique Fernand Nault’s web site.

Fernand Nault first had an important American career before returning to settle in Quebec. He had a brilliant career as a choreographer and artistic director at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal and, in the United States, especially in Louisville, Kentucky and in Denver, Colorado.

Many of his works have been acquired and produced abroad, in the United States, in Asia and in Europe. The Work of Fernand Nault is without any doubt an important part of the Quebec and Canadian choreographic heritage.

First Canadian choreographer to ensure his artistic succession during his lifetime, Fernand Nault would have been 100 years old in 2020. This unique opportunity has inspired new ways to share and bring to life the important heritage he bequeathed to us.

Inspired by this anniversary, Fonds chorégraphique Fernand Nault presents “Faire danser le patrimoine”.

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Faire danser le patrimoine

First Canadian choreographer to ensure his artistic succession during his lifetime, Fernand Nault would have been 100 years old in 2020. A great opportunity to live the unique heritage he left us.

To mark and celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the late Choreographer Emeritus Fernand Nault, André Laprise, trustee of the Fonds chorégraphique Fernand Nault, organizes and coordinates activities, from 2020-2021 season and beyond.

Graphic novel

The result of five years of research and meticulous work, Mr. Nault tells the extraordinary and underestimated story of a great Quebec artist. This hybrid comic strip, halfway between a documentary and a non-fictional novel, is intended to be a biography that is both simple and touching. Divided into a series of short scenes, the work brings together drawing, photography and archival documents.

Travelling exhibition

As part of Faire danser le patrimoine, FCFN presents Fernand Nault: une passion, un legs, a multidisciplinary exhibition aimed at highlighting an important artistic heritage, both for Quebec and for Canada.
Photo: Veris leta (détail) Migno ©Claude Wauthier