photo credit: Ben Walker | inset photo credit: Mark Mushet

Noam Gagnon

NoamGagnon_byMarkMushetNoam Gagnon is an acclaimed choreographer and dance artist. Over the course of his career he has helped lead Canadian dance to the forefront of the international stage.
As co-artistic director and choreographer for The Holy Body Tattoo, Noam created work to worldwide critical and audience acclaim. our brief eternity toured internationally, including performances at the Sydney Opera House and the Barbican in London, winning the Dora Mavor Moore award for Best Ensemble Performance in dance. Circa, winner of the inaugural Alcan Performing Arts Award, was performed over one hundred times all around the world. monumental, the company’s largest and most ambitious piece, premiered in Ottawa in 2005, touring across Canada and the USA. In 2016 monumental was remounted with a score performed live by post-rock collective Godspeed You, Black Emperor!. Heralded as "an almighty revelation" by The Guardian UK and "surely one of the defining dance works of the 21st century" by the Adelaide Advertiser South Australia, the show toured to critical acclaim in Vancouver (PuSh Festival), Adelaide (Adelaide Festival), Montreal (Place Des Arts), Quebec City (Grand Theatre de Quebec), Toronto (Luminato Festival), Edinburgh (Edinburgh Festival), and New York (BAM). 

To nurture a more personal and individual artistic vision, Noam founded Vision Impure as a satellite company of The Holy Body Tattoo in 2006. As Vision Impure’s artistic director, he continues to reshape the dance landscape with his achingly intimate and powerful works. Noam has created, choreographed and performed full-length works for Vision Impure including The Vision Impure (winner of The Isadora Award for Excellence in Performance), Thank You, You’re Not Welcome and  This Crazy Show. Noam is regularly commissioned by dance artists and companies and has collaborated with celebrated artists including Nigel Charnock, Daniel Léveillé, The Tiger Lillies, Steven Gilmore and William Morrison.

Noam Gagnon is an Associate Dance Artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre.