MIRANDA CHAN / Artist & Dancer

Miranda Chan is a dance artist and movement director based in Montreal. Her work fuses her passion for movement and profound sense of visual aesthetic. Miranda completed her post-secondary education at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, where she received her diploma in the interpretation of contemporary dance. During her journey at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal she had the chance to work with Mélanie Demers, Virginie Brunelle, Manon Oligny, Ismael Mouaraki, Catherine Gaudet and Peter Jasko to name a few. She has also worked with Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize and the Symphonic Orchestra of Montreal. Miranda is currently dancing for RUBBERBANDance and the Quebec City based company Le fils D’Adrien. During this time she is also furthering her need to have an artistic voice through movement direction, while other times following directions by being in front of the camera for modelling. She has also begun her own personal project combining arts and politics, called; Political Bodies.

" I think it is important to look outside of ourselves for inspiration and to see what is happening in our environment in the present, politically and culturally. To go beyond us as individuals and to try to see what the collective is experiencing. I try to, through my work, make a comment on that by re-imagining what the future can look like or by re-imagining different ways of being than what society has decided as the status quo. An aspect that inspires my work are the spaces that people create for themselves and their communities as safe spaces that exist outside of what already is. That being said, I love examining subcultures within a city. The way subcultures function in consciously developing their own norms and values relates closely to my relationship with society. I think it is so important to stay curious, to ask questions, to have an open-mind and to keep dreaming of ways the world could be a better home for all life, even if sometimes that might mean rebelling against what we were taught."

- Miranda Chan