Fernand Nault, at the core of dance
Fernand Nault, at the core of dance presents the unexpected life course of a determined, exceptional, refined man.
Historian Marie Beaulieu unveils with pride and passion the artistic journey of a man of dance: Fernand Nault.
The drawn portrait of a life that has not been easy, shows how much beauty, the enhancement of being, rigor and determination have been able to guide the choices of the artist, the choreographer.
As Marie Beaulieu says, “we can’t know who we are if we don’t know our history… and we can’t project ourselves into the future if we don’t know our history”.
Marie Beaulieu shares dense content, skillfully listed and so precious to nurture the recognition of the heritage of dance. We discover Fernand Nault: a being who instinctively knew how to create and offer a fertile space to the beings who gravitated around him.
All capsules are in French with English subtitles.
Fernand Nault, at the core of dance – full capsule
Marie Beaulieu, dance historian – sub-capsule
Fernand Nault – Being a dancer – sub-capsule
Fernand Nault – Towards a new world of dance – sub-capsule
Fernand Nault – His inspirations – sub-capsule
Fernand Nault – A dance legacy – sub-capsule
Fernand Nault, at the core of dance is available in its full version and in sub-capsules. These audiovisual documents can accompany various activities of the program Faire danser le patrimoine and be used graciously as reference material.
Fonds chorégraphique Fernand Nault
would like to acknowledge the collaboration of
Marie Beaulieu, dance historian, professor in the dance department at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)
Philippe-Olivier Contant, director
André Laprise, Advisor, Fonds chorégraphique Fernand Nault Trustee
Marie-Josée Lecours, librarian at the Bibliothèque de la danse Vincent-Warren, Professor of dance history at the École supérieure de ballet du Québec
David Massé, assistant to the producer
Clara Van Doorn, aid in translation
Sofia Ababii, Assistant Advisor to the Trustee
Marie-Claude Laprise, Advisor to the Trustee
Frédérique Racine, editing assistant
would like to thank
for their significant financial support dedicated to the project:
– Master: Mathieu Levesque, Chapleau Deputy
for his dedicated contribution to the project:
– Craftsman: Steven MacKinnon, Deputy | M.P – Gatineau;
for their significant financial support for the program Faire danser le patrimoine
Nathalie Roy, Montarville Deputy, Minister of Culture and Communications,
François Legault, Assumption Deputy, Prime Minister,
Christine St-Pierre, Acadie Deputy;
for the loan of images and iconographic research
– Bibliothèque de la danse Vincent-Warren
for its welcome and the loan of premises
– École supérieure de ballet du Québec
for its administrative support for the program Faire danser le patrimoine
– Académie de danse de l’Outaouais