Isabelle Kirouac is an interdisciplinary choreographer, movement artist, and educator born in Quebec, on the traditional lands of the Abenaki, and currently living in Vancouver, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. She uses movement as a tool to investigate the poetics of the senses and to process questions raised in her everyday life. Informed by her extensive studies in dance improvisation, and somatic practices, her movement research has recently focused on creating relationships between art and fungi through movement practice, immersive performance, and community-engaged projects. In collaboration with mycologist/artist Willoughby Arevalo, she facilitates the Art & Fungi Project. Together, they have been resident artists at Guapamacataro Art & Ecology Centre (Mexico), WhatLab Physical/Material residency (Vancouver), Lena Residency (Galiano Island), the Kitsilano Community Centre (Artists in Communities), Renfrew/Collingwood Neighbourhood Parks (Walking the Mycelial Web), Mountainside Secondary (North Van Arts), as well as conducted multiple artistic projects in schools across BC through the support of ArtStarts and Conseil Scolaire Francophone. They also co-created the Feathers & Fungi event in collaboration with North Van Arts. Isabelle performed extensively across Canada, the USA, Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. She toured her own artistic work here and abroad, and contributed to the work of Emmanuel Jouthe/Danse Carpe Diem (Montreal), Emmalena Fredriksson, Arash Khakpour, Julie Lebel/Foolish Operations, Runaway Moon Theatre, Still Moon Arts Society, Mortal Coil, Theatre Junction (Calgary), La Pocha Nostra (USA/Mexico), Body Research (USA), The Carpetbag Brigade Physical Theatre (USA), Nemcatacoa Teatro (Colombia) and others. Isabelle holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. She plays music in her living room and is the proud mother of a 6-year-old child.
Interdisciplinary Choreographer, Performer, Movement Educator