Lina Cruz – Montreal choreographer Lina Cruz explores imaginative choreographies and a detailed body language.With a background in classical ballet as much as in modern and contemporary styles, Cruz also takes interest in martial arts and various forms of stage expression. She delivers works with a very personal signature, considered different, inventive and always evolving on the margins of mainstream dance.
Lina Cruz has been in the dance milieu since 1973. Her career as a dancer developed mainly in Spain, with short but important periods spent in other European countries and in the United States. Cruz joined the Montreal eclectic dance scene in 1989, where she continues her research, receiving grants from the Quebec Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Montreal Arts Council for the creation of several of her choreographies.
Lina Cruz has presented her work in many festivals and events at local, national and international levels. She won the Dora Mavor Moore Award in 2012 for Outstanding Choreography and a second place award in the 1998 choreographic competition of the St-Sauveur Arts Festival (Quebec). She founded her company, Fila 13 Productions, in 2003.
Photo: Ken Ewen