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”.
4 mouvements Freedom with restriction
Ballet in two acts presented by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and Brno National Theatre Ballet
With choir, soloist singers and orchestra. Unique, stylised and inspired
La fille mal gardée
Social themed comic ballet
After Jean Dauberval
After Marius Petipa, Ballets russes de Monte Carlo version
Tout le monde en place et tout le monde danse
Neo-classical style, created for professional students
1 happy couple
1 unhappy couple
First ballet ever presented in a catholic church in North America
Scenario: Odette Leborgne after Albert Laberge’s novel
Le Temps après
Major work who revolutionized the art of ballet.
Ballet in 5 scenes
joy, sadness, relationships
Archives and references, News, Ongoing projects, Upcoming events…
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.
Fernand Nault, au cœur de la danse presents the unexpected life course of a determined, exceptional, refined man.
Marie Beaulieu proudly and passionately unveils the artistic journey and the Work of a man of dance: Fernand Nault.
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