Per Capita

Michael Montanaro [CA]

Michael Montanaro is dedicated to the envisioning, design, and creation of projects focused on evolving innovative ways in which new technologies are used to enhance the interactive experience. A trans-disciplinary artist, he is best known for his work in the field of contemporary dance and mixed media. He was artistic director of Montanaro Dance and has worked as a choreographer, director on numerous projects including the Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai," Opéra de Montréal`s “Carmina Burana,” “Frankenstein’s Ghosts," and a series of short films “Dances for Small Spaces.” Montanaro is a Professor in the Department of Contemporary Dance and Director of the Topological Media Lab, Concordia University; he is the creative director of “InTime”- an FQRSC funded research creation project; a conceptual collaborator and mise en scène for “Practices of Everyday Life |Cooking” and the visual concepteur and designer of “Aquaphoneia” - 2016 Ars Electronica (Linz) Alchemists of our Time exhibition.