Gilles Savary has been active in the dance world for nearly 30 years. He was acting administrative manager of the O Vertigo dance company from 1987 to 1991, then director of
touring. Since then, he has been general manager of Fortier Danse-Création. His commitment to the discipline is unparalleled: he has been on the board of directors of numerous
dance organizations, including Diagramme - gestion culturelle, Regroupement québécois de la danse, Agora de la danse, La Danse sur les
routes du Québec and the Canadian Dance Assembly. It was at his initiative that Fortier Danse-Création joined Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique in 1998.
Actively involved in the development of Circuit-Est, he has been a board member since 2001. His invaluable contribution to the dance world was recognized today by the awarding of the first-ever
Prix de la danse de Montréal, cultural manager category. This prize was created by Diagramme - gestion culturelle to recognize the contribution of an outstanding manager and
his/her exceptional commitment and consistent dedication to a Montreal artist or cultural organization. This award is part of a three-year plan and will be awarded again in 2017 and
About les Prix de la danse de Montréal
The non-profit organization Les Prix de la danse de Montréal is mandated to work for the promotion of Montreal as an international centre of creation and presentation in dance and to promote the
dynamism of the personalities, organizations and institutions working in the field of dance notably by the presentation of honorary awards. Each year the bord of directors nominates jury members
whose task it is to attend dance performances prensented at Montreal theaters and to determine the winners of the Montreal Dance Prize, the Prix interprète and the Prix découverte.
About Diagramme - gestion culturelle
Diagramme – gestion culturelle is a service company founded over 20 years ago, an initiative of the dance milieu itself. Made up of a team of administrative agents under a general director and
assisted by an accountant, the organization fulfills the mission of accompanying, supporting, and giving structure to artists in their organizational development. Commitment, respect, and
thoroughness are the values at the heart of our endeavour, which is carried out in a perspective of collaboration and resource-sharing. Diagramme has been a springboard for a number of cultural
administrators who now hold cultural management positions in leading performing arts organizations or who hold management positions in various arts council programs.