DOCUMENTING AND TRANSMITTING QUEBEC'S CONTEMPORARY DANCE HERITAGE / FONDATION JEAN-PIERRE PERREAULT
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Jean-Pierre Perreault

“As human beings, we are sensitive to two things: to one another, as well as to the spaces we inhabit and that surround us,” states Jean-Pierre Perreault, choreographer and scenographer. [translation from original in French]

Jean-Pierre Perreault was born to Simone Larreault and Irénée Perreault February 16, 1947 in Montréal. After finishing high school, he attended classes at the École des arts appliqués, as well as at the École des métiers commerciaux.

It was his encounter during the late 1960s with Jeanne Renaud, just as she was about to establish Le Groupe de la Place Royale, that led Jean-Pierre Perreault to dance. From there, things moved quickly as he acquired basic technical training at the school of Le Groupe de la Place Royale, joining the company in 1967 at the age of twenty. In 1971, he became co-artistic director of the company with Peter Boneham, and began what would prove to be a prolific career as a choreographer.

Between 1969 and 1983, Perreault travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and Africa developing interests in architecture, traditional dance, and the sacred arts.  He explored the influence of dress and society on choreography and dance vocabulary. Moving beyond the world of dance, Perreault was also interested in the visual arts, learning from artists such as Marcelle Ferron, Fernand Leduc, Françoise Sullivan, Gilles Tremblay and Serge Garant who gravitated around Le Groupe de la Place Royale during this period.

This privileged milieu informed Jean-Pierre Perreault’s holistic approach to the creative process where choreography is intrinsically linked to set design, lighting, music and costume. As a choreographer-scenographer, he believed all of these elements to be connected as part of a singular creative gesture. Between 1972 and 1981, Perreault choreographed numerous works during his tenure at Le Groupe de la Place Royale. These works reflect his global approach to the creative process-an approach that would become his unique and powerful signature as his creative vision developed over subsequent years.

In 1981, Jean-Pierre Perreault struck out on his own. He became artist-in-residence at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver British Columbia and at the Laban Center for Movement and Dance in London England, before returning to settle in Montréal. From 1984 to 1992, he taught full time in the dance department at l’Université du Québec à Montréal. In 1984 he established his own company, the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault. With this new company, Perreault went on to create many major works for traditional theatrical spaces, most notably Joe, Stella, Nuit, Les Lieux-dits, Orénoque, Îles, Adieux, La Vita, Eironos, Les Années de Pèlerinage and L’Exil-L’Oubli.

Interested in the relationship between man and open space, as well as the variability of time, Perreault created in situworks such as Les Dames aux Vaches, The Highway ’86 Event and Piazza. He also created three major choreographic installations of variable duration (from three to four hours): Installation chorégraphique I: L’instinct, Les Éphémères 1997 andLes ombres-all of which isolated the spectators from each other while seated in immediate proximity to the performnce space. These innovative works challenged the conventional relationship of dance to its audience. They were unforgettable installations embraced by Montréal audiences and critics alike.

In addition to creating works for his own company, Jean-Pierre Perreault accepted invitations and commissions elsewhere. In 1991, he was commissioned by Sweden’s Cullbergbaletten to choreograph a work for the official opening of their new dance hall. Flykt was considered to be “a strong and perilous work” (Dagens Nyheter, 1991). He was also invited to choreograph for Montréal Danse, Paul-André Fortier, the Chrissie Parrot dance company (Perth), Daniel Soulières, Monique Giard, Marc Boivin, Mark Shaub among others.  In 2001, James Kudelka, artistic director for the National Ballet of Canada commissioned Perreault to choreograph a piece for the company. The Comforts of Solitudewould be Jean-Pierre Perreault’s last major work.

Throughout his career, Perreault mediated his choreographic creative process through drawing and painting. Having developed an impressive body of visual art works, he was invited to exhibit his drawings in solo shows in New York, Antwerp, Québec, Montréal, Glasgow and Stockholm. Most of these works, as well as his sketchbooks, are now among the holdings of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.

In 1993, the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault acquired a former church on Sherbrooke Street East, corner de Lorimier in Montréal as a permanent base and studio for the company. In 2001, the renovations were completed under the supervision of Jean-Pierre Perreault and architect Pierre Thibault. Since 2008, l’Édifice Jean-Pierre-Perreault has been administered by Circuit-Est, Centre chorégraphique and is at the disposal of the Québec dance community. This vital creative space is not only a testament to the vision of its founder, but also to the enduring vitality of contemporary dance in Québec to which Perreault made such an important contribution.

In 1990, Jean-Pierre Perreault received The Chalmers Award for Creativity and Excellence in the Arts. He received the Jean A. Chalmers Award for Distinction in Choreography in 1996.

In 1991 and again in 1993, the Grand Prix du Conseil des Arts de la Communauté Urbaine de Montréal was given to Jean-Pierre Perreault. In 2000, the Grand Prix d’excellence artistique du Conseil des Arts de la Communauté Urbaine de Montréal was given to Jean-Pierre Perreault for his choreographic work, L’Exil-L’Oubli.

During an official ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in November 2002, Jean-Pierre Perreault was fighting cancer as he was presented with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. He passed away only a few weeks later on December 4, 2002.

To know more about Jean-Pierre Perreault, visit the virtual exhibition Jean-Pierre Perreault, choreographer

Works

1
Les Bessons (1972)
Work for 2 female dancers, 2 male dancers with visual projections
In collaboration with Maria Formolo
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Visual concept: Susanne Swibold
Music: André Perry
Costumes: Nora Hemmeway
Dancers: Maria Formolo, Nora Hemmeway, Jeffry Judson, Jean-Pierre Perreault
Premiere: March 19, 1972, D.B. Clarke Theatre, Sir George Williams University, Montréal
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale

2
Trilogie III (1972)
Group work for 3 female dancers and 3 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: John Plant
Scenography: Peter Gnass
Costumes: Nora Hemmeway
Dancers: Peter Boneham, Francine Boucher, Maria Formolo, Anne-Marie Galand, Jeffry Judson, Jean-Pierre Perreault
Musicians: Paul Duplessis, Thérèse Gingras, Margot McKinnon, John Plant
Premiere: November 30, 1972, Théâtre du Monument-National, Montréal
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale

3
Moustières
(1972)
Group work
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux
Dancers: dancers of Le Groupe de la Place Royale
Premiere: April 21, 1972, during the Electro-acoustic gathering, Galerie III, Montréal
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale

4
Continental (1973)
Trio for 3 female dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Morton Feldman
Scenography: Roland Poulain
Costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancers: Francine Boucher, Janet Oxley, Roberta Mohler
Premiere: August 1, 1973, Centaur Theatre, Montréal
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale
Duration: 7 minutes 30 seconds

5
Les Bessons II (1973)
Group work for 5 female dancers and 2 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Pierre Gouin
Visual concept: Susanne Swibold
Lighting: Nicholas Cernovitch
Costumes: Nora Hemmeway
Dancers: Peter Boneham, Francine Boucher, Anne-Marie Garland, Leslie Link, Janet Oxley, Roberta Mohler, Jean-Pierre Perreault
Premiere: August 1, 1973, Centaur Theatre, Montréal
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale
Duration: 30 minutes

6
Galapagos (1974)
Group work for 5 female dancers and one male dancer, with visual projection
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Pierre Gouin
Visual concept and film: Susanne Swibold
Visual editing: Elisabeth Garsonnin
Technical director: Henry Hines
Lighting: Gilles Chênevert
Costumes: Mariette Rousseau-Vermette
Dancers: Peter Boneham, Francine Boucher, Leslie Link, Janet Oxley, Roberta Mohler, Rosemary Tombs
Musicians: Vincent Dionne, Robert Lepage, Yves Bouliane
Premiere: April 9, 1974, Théâtre du Monument-National, Montréal
Production : Le Groupe de la Place Royale
Duration: 24 minutes

7
Monuments (1975)
Trio for female dancers, in silence
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancers: Francine Boucher, Janet Oxley, Roberta Mohler
Premiere: January 17, 1975, Centaur Theatre, Montréal
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale
Duration: 18 minutes

8
100 000 Signes (1976)
Group work for 4 female dancers, 4 male dancers, with film projection
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Film concept: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Film director: Lionel Simmons
Music: Vincent Dionne
Lighting: Peter Georgiev
Costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancers: Charles Allister, Francine Boucher, Daniel B. Cooper, William James, Suzanne McCarrey, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Cheryl Prophet, Tassy Teekman
Premiere: January 14, 1976, Centaur Theatre, Montréal
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale
Duration: 42 minutes

9
Danse pour Sept Voix (1976)
Group work for 4 female dancers and 3 male dancers
In collaboration with Peter Boneham and the participation of the dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Vincent Dionne
Vocal direction: Pauline Vaillancourt
Lighting: Peter Georgiev
Costumes: Peter Boneham and Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancers: Charles Allister, William James, Suzanne McCarrey, Roberta Mohler, Michael Montanaro, Cheryl Prophet, Tassy Teekman
Premiere: November 13, 1976, Pollack Hall, McGill University, Montréal
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale
Duration: 56 minutes

10
Nouveaux Espaces (1976)
Group work for 4 female dancers and 3 male dancers
In collaboration with Peter Boneham
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Vincent Dionne
Lighting: Peter Georgiev
Costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancers: Charles Allister, William James, Suzanne McCarrey, Roberta Mohler, Michael Montanaro, Cheryl Prophet, Tassy Teekman
Premiere: November 14, 1976, Pollack Hall, McGill University, Montréal
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale

11
Vue parallèle (1977)
Group work for 5 female dancers and 4 male dancers
In collaboration with Sandra Neels
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Vincent Dionne
Lighting: Peter Georgiev
Costumes: Sandra Neels and Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancers: Charles Allister, William James, Suzanne McCarrey, Roberta Mohler, Michael Montanaro, Sandra Neels, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Cheryl Prophet, Tassy Teekman
Musician: Vincent Dionne
Premiere: February 23, 1977, Trafalgar School for Girls, Montréal
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale

12
Nanti Malam (1977)
Group work for 5 female dancer-musicians and 3 male dancer-musicians
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Claude Vivier
Lighting:  Marc Desjardins
Costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancer-musicians: William James, Suzanne McCarrey, Michael Montanaro, Cheryl Prophet, Stephen Raptis, Elaine Rudnicki, Tassy Teekman, Belinda Weitzel
Premiere: August 4, 1977, Teachers College, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale
Duration: 60 minutes

13
Dernière Paille
(1977)
Group work for 4 female dancers and 3 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Peter Georgiev
Dancers: William James, Suzanne McCarrey, Michael Montanaro, Cheryl Prophet, Stephen Raptis, Elaine Rudnicki, Tassy Teekman
Premiere: November 19, 1977, Trafalgar School for Girls, Montréal
Production: Groupe de la Place Royale
Duration: 23 minutes

14
Les Dames aux Vaches
(1978)
Group work for 16 female dancers and 12 cows; outdoor site work
Choreography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dance Canada conference event
Premiere: experimental farm of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Duration: 70 minutes

N.B: This in situ choreography was reworked for the stage in 1979. It became a quartet for four female dancers with slide projections. The dancers were Suzanne McCarrey, Cheryl Prophet, Elaine Rudnicki and Tassy Teekman.

15
Vent d’est (1979)
Group work for 4 female dancers and 4 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: José Evangelista
Lighting: Glen Davidson
Costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancers: William James, Suzanne McCarrey, Michael Montanaro, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Cheryl Prophet, Stephen Raptis, Elaine Rudnicki, Tassy Teekman
Premiere: September 18, 1979, National Arts Centre, Ottawa
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale
Duration: approximately 50 minutes

16
Pentagramme (1980)
Group work created for the first performance course offered as part of the undergraduate dance program at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Accompanied by the musical group Répercussions
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: José Evangelista
Lighting: Jean Gervais
Dancers: Andréanne Boutin, Françoise Cadieux, Line Caron, Carole Courtois, Lorraine Daneau, Christine Daoust, Sylvie Gourd, Jacinthe Harvey, Jacques Inkel, Gabriel Lemaire, Paule Martineau, Sylviane Martineau, Martine Pageau, Ginette Prévost, Sylvie Samson
Répercussions musicians:  Michel Drapeau, Robert Lépine, Aldo Mazza, Chantal Simard
Premiere: April 2, 1980, Salle Marie-Gérin-Lajoie, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal
Production: dance department of Université du Québec à Montréal

17
Monumental Woman (1980)
Solo for female dancer
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Michael Montanaro
Costume: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancer: Odette Oliver
Premiere: 1980, event at Le Groupe de la Place Royale’s Sparks Street studio, Ottawa
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale

18
Dernière Paille II (1980)
Group work for 4 female dancers and 2 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Michael Montanaro
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: John Munro
Dancers: William James, Cathy Kyle, Suzanne McCarrey, Michael Montanaro, Janet Oxley, Tassy Teekman
Premiere: October 9, 1980, Studio of the National Arts Centre, Ottawa
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale
Duration: 30 minutes

19
Dix minutes (1980)
Duet for one female dancer and one male dancer
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lighting: Jean-Philippe Trépanier
Dancers: Monique Giard and Daniel Soulières
Premiere: October 7, 1980, Théâtre le Conventum, Montréal
Work commissioned by Daniel Soulières and Monique Giard for their performance Treize chorégraphes pour deux danseurs
Duration: 10 minutes

20
Refrains: An Opera (1981)
Student group work for 40 dancers and a string quartet
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: David MacIntyre
Scenography: Don Zackaria
Costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancers: 40 arts students from Simon Fraser University
Musicians: 4 arts students from Simon Fraser University
Premiere: March 25, 1981, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
Production: The Fine Arts Department at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
Duration: 80 minutes

21
Evènement 42 (1981)
Choreographic installation for group
Concept and choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancers: dancers and students of Le Groupe de la Place Royale
Premiere: event at Le Groupe de la Place Royale’s Sparks Street studio, Ottawa
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale

22
Parc J.P.P. (1982)
Group work for 4 female dancers and 2 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: M. Léger
Lighting: Jean Gervais
Costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancers: Ginette Boutin, Marie Brodeur, Johanne Dor, Alain Gaumond, Manon Levac, Charles St-Onge
Premiere: March 4, 1982, Salle Marie-Gérin-Lajoie, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal
Commissioned and produced by the Groupe Nouvelle Aire

23
Official Version: Red (1982)
Group work for the students of the Laban Center for Movement and Dance
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Jeremy Peyton-Jones
Costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancers: students of the Laban Center for Movement and Dance
Premiere: March 19, 1982, The Laban Center, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London
Work commissioned and produced by the Laban Center for Movement and Dance

24
Huit minutes (1982)
Solo for male dancer
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Questa Oquella by Guiseppe Verdi performed by Enrico Caruso and Mattinata by Francesco Paolo Tosti performed by Nellie Melba
Costume: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancer: Daniel Soulières
Premiere: March 26, 1982, Théâtre le Conventum, Montréal
Commissioned by Daniel Soulières
Duration: 8 minutes

25
Calliope (1982)
Group work for 3 female dancers and 3 male dancers playing 13 harmonicas
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: David MacIntyre
Lighting: David Holland
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancers: William James, Suzanne McCarrey, Michael Montanaro, Janet Oxley, Stephen Raptis, Tassy Teekman,
Premiere: March 31, 1982, National Arts Centre, Ottawa
Production: Le Groupe de la Place Royale
Duration: 23 minutes

26
Rodolphe (1983)
Quartet for 3 female dancers and one male dancer
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: José Evangelista
Costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancers: Joanna Abbat, Louise Bédard, Ginette Laurin, Daniel Soulières
Premiere: February 18, 1983, Galerie Véhicule Art, Montréal
Production: Tangente for its  benefit evening
Duration: 20 minutes

27a
Joe
(1983, student performance)
Group work for 22 female dance students and 2 male dance students. This work was created for the undergraduate dance program of Université du Québec à Montréal.
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music, scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Michel Dozois
Sound design: Philippe Overy
Dancers: Christine Asselin, Lise Beausoleil, Hélène Blackburn, Linda Boileau, Claudette Brousseau, Michelle Brousseau, Josée Charpentier, Danièle Desnoyers, Annie Dréau, Johanne Dubuc, Jacinthe Giroux, Brigitte Gonthier, Danielle Gonthier, Roger Gosselin, Johanne Labarge, Julie Lachance, Sylvie Lanouette, Lyne Pelletier, Marie Portelance, Ginette Prévost, Catherine Tardif, Nicole Turcotte, Bruno Verdi, Denise Vinet
Premiere: March 23, 1983, Salle Marie-Gérin-Lajoie, Université du Québec à Montréal
Production: Dance Department of l’Université du Québec à Montréal
Duration: approximately 55 minutes

27b
Joe
(1984, professional version)
Group work for 19 female dancers and 5 male dancers.
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music, scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Jean Gervais
Sound design: Philippe Overy
Rehearsal director: Ginette Prévost
Dancers: Joanna Abbat, Lise Beausoleil, Louise Bédard, Hélène Blackburn, Gilles Brisson, Michelle Brousseau, Françoise Cadieux, Annie Dréau, Jacinthe Giroux, Brigitte Gonthier, Marie-Andrée Gougeon, Sylvie Lanouette, Ginette Laurin, Hélène Lemay, Manon Levac, Catherine Martin, Sylviane Martineau, Cheryl Prophet, James Saya, Gilles Simard, Daniel Soulières, Catherine Tardif, Alain Thompson, Nicole Turcotte
Premiere: November 14, 1984, Salle Marie-Gerin-Lajoie, Université du Québec à Montréal
Production: Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Duration: 69 minutes

Joe (1989 reprise)
Group work for 16 female dancers and 14 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music, scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Jean Gervais
Sound design: Philippe Overy
Rehearsal director: Christina Coleman
Dancers: Conrad Alexandrowicz, Jean-Rémi Arsenault, Lise Beausoleil, Hélène Blackburn, Richard Blackburn, Michel Boisclair, Sylvain Brochu, Maryse Carrier, Sylvain Coutu, Danièle Desnoyers, Annie Dréau, Sylvie Fortin, Brigitte Gonthier, Suzanne Gosselin, Marie-Andrée Gougeon, Jeff Hall, Manon Labrecque, Heather Mah, Sylviane Martineau, Denis Pelletier, Line Pelletier, Claire Samson, Mark Shaub, Roger Sinha, Daniel Soulières, Tom Stroud, Tassy Teekman, Brett Plager, Suzanne Trépanier, Gaétan Verret
Production: Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Premiere: Théâtre Maisonneuve of Place des Arts, Montréal
This version also toured in the Netherlands.
Duration: approximately 69 minutes

Joe (1991 reprise)
Group work for 31 dancers (one half from Montréal and one half from France)
Choreography:  Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music, scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Jean Gervais
Sound design: Philippe Overy
Rehearsal directors:  Annie Dréau and Tassy Teekman.
Dancers: list is not available
Reconstruction for La Villette, Paris
Coproduction: Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault and le Festival Îles de Danse
Duration: approximately 69 minutes

Joe (1994 remount, final version)
Group work for 32 dancers, women and men of all sizes. Half the cast came from Montréal and the other half from Toronto’s Dancemakers and the Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers.
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music, scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Jean Gervais
Sound design: Philippe Overy
Rehearsal director: Ginelle Chagnon
Dancers: Julia Aplin, Michel Boisclair, Tom Casey, Christine Charles, Marie-Josée Chartier, Carmen Chevalier, Ken Cunningham, Michael English, Claude Godbout, Brigitte Gonthier, Marie-André Gougeon, Christopher Gower, Andrew Harwood, Bonnie Kim, Sylviane Martineau, Jean-Pierre Mondor,  Maya Ostrofsky, Carol Prieur, David Rose, Yves St-Pierre, Julia Sasso, Mark Shaub, Alana Shewchuk, Daniel Soulières, Tom Stroud, Gary Tai, Olivia Thorvaldson, Gerry Trentham, Suzanne Trépanier, Gaétan Verret, Dan Wilde, Carolyn Woods
Presented at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts, Montréal
Canadian tour: MacMillan Theatre, Toronto; National Arts Centre, Ottawa during Canada Dance Festival; Grand Théâtre de Québec, Québec; Centennial Hall, Winnipeg
Coproduction: Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, Dancemakers (Toronto), Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers
Duration: 67 minutes

N.B.: This version of the work was subsequently adapted for Joe, directed by Bernard Picard for CBC Radio-Canada (55 minutes, 50 seconds).

Joe (1996 reprise)
Version for 32 dancers remounted for an American tour with 25 dancers from Montréal and 7 dancers from the Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music, scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Jean Gervais
Sound design: Philippe Overy
Rehearsal directors: Tassy Teekman, Ginelle Chagnon
Dancers:  Deborah Axelrod, Karen Bennedsen, Alexia Bhéreur, Tom Casey, Christine Charles, Mireille Demerse, Lessandra Dodson, Michael English, Brigitte Gonthier, Chris Gower, Rachel Harris, Bonnie Kim, Manon Labrecque, Lynn Lamontagne, Patrick Lamothe, Jacqueline Lemieux, Sylviane Martineau, Jacques Moisan, Jean-Pierre Mondor, Maya Ostrofsky, Marie-Claude Poulin, Michèle Rioux, Dave St-Pierre, Yves St-Pierre, Cinthia Sabetti, Mark Shaub, Alana Shewchuk, Daniel Soulières, Gaétan Verret, Daniel Villeneuve, Dan Wild
Performed at Théâtre Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts, Montréal
U.S.A. tour: Burlington, Palm Desert, Los Angeles, Tempe and Pittsburgh
Duration: 67 minutes

Joe (2004 reprise)
In 2004, a year and a half after Jean-Pierre Perreault’s death, Joe was remounted, again with 32 dancers.
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music, scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Jean Gervais
Sound design: Philippe Overy
Rehearsal directors; Ginelle Chagnon, Sonya Stefan
Dancers: Andrew Anderson, Deborah Axelrod, Mireille Baril, Anne Barry, Nathalie Blanchet, Darren Bonin, Anna Bozzini, Dominic Caron, Tom Casey, Catherine Castonguay, Tony Chong, Roberta Cooper, Caroline Cotton, Elinor Fueter, Nicole Fougere, Sara Hanley, Sophie Janssens, Audrée Juteau, Catherine Lalonde, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage, Pierre Lecours, Jean-François Légaré, Maya Ostrofsky, Alexandre Parenteau, Zoë Poluch, Stephanie Thompson, Stephen Thompson, Jonathan Turcotte, Elise Vaderborght, Lucie Vigneault, Gaétan Verret, Daniel Villeneuve
N.B.:  Brianna Lombardo, Monica Gan, Nick Peel, Luciane Pinto, Daniel Soulières and Natasha Torres-Garner performed in the twelve performances that made up the first leg of the tour.
Production: Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Performances: Grand Théâtre de Québec, Québec; Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, Place des Arts, Montréal; National Arts Centre, Ottawa; followed by an extensive tour of Europe
Duration: 67 minutes

28
Joe et Rodolphe (1983)
Structured improvisation for 13 female dancers, 2 male dancers and 4 musicians
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancers: Joanna Abbat, Louise Bédard, Andréanne Boutin, Marie Brodeur, Johanne Charlebois, Monique Giard, Ginette Laurin, Manon Levac, Sylviane Martineau, Suzanne McCarrey, Ginette Prévost, Gilles Simard, Daniel Soulières, Anne St-Denis, Danielle Tardif
Musicians: Carol Bergeron, Michel F. Côté, Jean Derome, Catherine Dostaler
Premiere: March 27, 1983, Théâtre le Conventum, Montréal
Production: Danse-Cité for Les Événements de la Pleine Lune
Duration: 100 minutes

29
Stella (1985)
Group work for 24 female dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Michel Gonneville, Jean-Pierre Perreault
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Jean Gervais
Sound: Philippe Overy
Rehearsal director: Cheryl Prophet
Dancers: Joanna Abbat, Lise Beausoleil, Hélène Blackburn, Andréanne Boutin, Françoise Cadieux, Mireille Demers, Danièle Desnoyers, Annie Dréau, Jennifer Dressler, Marie-Andrée Gougeon, Sandra Lapierre, Hélène Lemay, Jacqueline Lemieux, Manon Levac, Catherine Martin, Odette Olliver, Janet Oxley, Sylvie Pinard, Line Pelletier, Ginette Prévost, Catherine Tardif, Tassy Teekman, Nicole Turcotte, Karen Unsworth
Premiere: September 27, 1985, Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts, Montréal
Work commissioned and co-produced by the 1st edition of the Festival International de Nouvelle Danse, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal and Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Duration: 75 minutes

30
The Highway ’86 Event (1986)
Group work for 50 dancers, 8 saxophonists and 2 drummers; outdoor, site specific
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: David MacIntyre
Costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Choreographer’s assistant: Tassy Teekman
Site: environmental sculpture by James Wines Highway 86 (Site Projects Inc., New York)
Work commissioned and co-produced by the Royal Bank World Festival and Expo ’86, Vancouver
Duration: approximately 35 minutes

31
Nuit (1986)
Group work for 4 female dancers and 4 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music, scenography, costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Jean Gervais
Rehearsal director: Janet Oxley
Dancers: Louise Bédard, Hélène Blackburn, Pierre-André Coté, Annie Dréau, Claude Godbout, Pierre-Paul Savoie, Daniel Soulières, Tassy Teekman
Premiere: October 16, 1986, Salle Marie-Gérin-Lajoie, Université du Québec à Montréal
Production: Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Duration: 85 minutes

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Éva Naissance (1987)
Solo for male dancer
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Frédéric Chopin, The Minute Waltz
Lighting: Jean-Philippe Trépanier
Costume: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancer: Paul-André Fortier
Premiere: December 2, 1987, Maison de la Culture du Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal
Work commissioned and produced by Fortier Danse Création
Duration: approximately 3 minutes

33
Eldorado (1987)
Group work for 4 female dancers and 4 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Gaétan Leboeuf, Michel Gonneville and Jean-Pierre Perreault
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Yohan Perron and Jean-Pierre Perreault
Dancers: Anne Barry, Raymond Brisson, Marie-Andrée Gougeon, Gary Kurtz, Denis Lavoie, Manon Levac, Sylvain Poirier, Catherine Tardif
Premiere: 1987, National Arts Centre, Ottawa
Work commissioned and produced by Montréal Danse
Duration: 25 minutes

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Les Lieux-dits (1988)
Group work for 4 female dancers and 4 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music, scenography, costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Louis-Pierre Trépanier
Rehearsal director: Christina Coleman
Dancers: Hélène Blackburn, Annie Dréau, Sylvain Émard, Marie-Andrée Gougeaon, Sylviane Martineau, Luc Ouellette, Daniel Soulières, Tom Stroud
Premiere: May 12, 1988, Salle Marie-Gérin-Lajoie, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal
Production: Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault

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Piazza (1988)
Group work for 12 female dancers, 12 male dancers and 10 saxophone players; outdoor, site specific
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: David MacIntyre and Jean-Pierre Perreault
Costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Rehearsal director: Christina Coleman
Dancers: Joanna Abbat, Hélène Blackburn, Richard Blackburn, Lucie Boissinot, Serge Coté, Marc Daigle, Danièle Desnoyers, Annie Dréau, Sylvain Émard, Jacinthe Giroux, Marie-Andrée Gougeon, Jeffrey Hall, Sandra Lapierre, Sylviane Martineau, Jean-Pierre Mondor, Luc Ouellette, Janet Oxley, Alejandro Ronceria, Pierre-Paul Savoie, Roger Sinha, Daniel Soulières, Tom Stroud, Catherine Tardif, Tassy Teekman
Saxophonists: Kenny Berger, Paul Cohen, Billy Drewes, Mike Migliore, Ted Nash, Dick Oatts, Tim Ries, Scott Robinson, Gary Smulyan, Jack Stuckley
Premiere: June 29, 1988, Botanical Gardens of Wave Hill, New York
Work commissioned and produced by the First New York International Festival of the Arts
Duration: approximately 70 minutes

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Orénoque (1990)
Group work for 5 female dancers and 5 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Gaétan Leboeuf, Michel Gonneville and Jean-Pierre Perreault
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Jean Gervais
Sound: Philippe Overy
Rehearsal director: Marie-Andrée Gougeon
Dancers: Louise Bédard, Michel Boisclair, Christine Charles, Sylvain Émard, Sylviane Martineau, Ken Roy, Mark Shaub, Daniel Soulières, Catherine Tardif, Tassy Teekman
Apprentice:  Yves St-Pierre
Premiere: June 29, 1990, Theatre of the National Arts Centre, Ottawa
Co-production of Canada Dance Festival, Northern Telecom and Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Duration: 45 minutes

N.B.: This work is an extended recreation of Eldorado. It was first reworked with the students of the dance department of Université du Québec à Montréal and presented from March 21-24, 1990 at the Salle Marie-Gérin-Lajoie, Université du Québec à Montréal in Montréal. The final version was reworked for professional dancers as well as two of the students.

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Flykt (1991)
Group work for the Culbergballetten
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Michel Gonneville
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Andras Balogh
Dancers: Yvan Auzely, Bernard Cauchard, Boaz Cohen, Anna Diehl, George Elkin, Gunilla Hammar, Antti Honkane, Marc Hwang, Patrick King, Saila Korhonen, Ana Lagune, Vanessa de Lignière, Gaétan Massé, Vanessa McIntosh, Monica Mengarelli, Veli-Pekka Peltokallio, Pompea Santoro, Anu Sistonen
Premiere: January 10, 1991, for the opening of the Dansens Hus, Stockholm
Work commissioned and produced by the Cullbergbaletten of Sweden
Duration: 60 minutes

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Îles (1991)
Group work in two parts, with intermission, for 5 female dancers and 5 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Michel Gonneville and Jean-Pierre Perreault
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Yohan Perron
Dancers: Louise Bédard, Michel Boisclair, Sylvain Émard, Marie-Andrée Gougeon, Sylviane Martineau, Ken Roy, Mark Shaub, Daniel Soulières, Catherine Tardif, Tassy Teekman
Substitute dancer: Christine Charles
Premiere: March 21, 1991, Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts, Montréal
Production: Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Duration: 85 minutes

LE CYCLE ADIEUX (39, 40, 41)

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Adieux (1993)
Group work for one female dancer and 10 male dancers, in four distinct parts: L’oreille du sourd, solo for male dancer;Marcel, duet for  male dancers; Adieu, trio for one female dancer and 2 male dancers; L’Arbre Fou for 10 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Michel Gonneville
Scenography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Jean Gervais
Costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault and Annie Dréau
Rehearsal director: Hélène Blackburn
Female dancer: AnneBruce Falconer or Sylviane Martineau
Male dancers: Michel Boisclair, Marc Boivin, Sylvain Émard, Luc Ouellette, Sylvain Poirier, David Rose, Ken Roy, Mark Shaub, Daniel Soulières, Gaétan Verret
Recorded voice: Yolande Parent
Recorded musicians: Lise Bouchard, André Moisan, Gilles Plante, Mark Simons
The trio Adieu is dedicated to Peter Boneham.
Premiere: March 10, 1993, Studio de l’Agora de la Danse, Montréal
Production of the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Duration: 92 minutes

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La Vita (1993)
Group work for 5 female and 7 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Bertrand Chénier
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Jean Gervais
Rehearsal director: Ginelle Chagnon
Dancers: Christine Charles, AnneBruce Falconer, Lina Malenfant, Sylviane Martineau, Luc Ouellette, Sylvain Poirier, David Rose, Ken Roy, Mark Shaub, Daniel Soulières, Yves St-Pierre, Tassy Teekman
Avant-premiere: September 1993, Nepean, Ontario

Premiere: September 1993, 6th Festival International de Nouvelle Danse, Montréal
Co-production: 6th Festival International de Nouvelle Danse and Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Duration: 66 minutes

41
Installation chorégraphique I : l’Instinct (1994)
Installation work for 4 female and 4 male dancers, in varying duets
With the dancers already in action, each audience member is seated in an isolation booth next to the performance space. There is one row of isolation booths accommodating a total of fifteen spectators. Spectators can leave the performance at will.
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Bertrand Chénier
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Live lighting: Jean Gervais
Rehearsal director and sound manager: Ginelle Chagnon
Dancers: Christine Charles and Marc Boivin, AnneBruce Falconer and Sylvain Poirier, Lina Malenfant and Luc Ouellette, Sylviane Martineau and Daniel Soulières
Recorded musician: Claude Lamothe
Premiere: January 21, 1994, Salle Beverley-Webster-Rolph, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal
Co-production: Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Duration: 3 or 4 hours

42a
Eironos (1996)
Group work for 8 female dancers and 11 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Bertrand Chénier
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Louis-Pierre Trépanier
Choreographer’s assistant: Ginelle Chagnon
Dancers: Claudia Alessi, Marc Boivin, Lucie Boissinot, John Burtt, Christine Charles, AnneBruce Falconer, Lisa Heaven, John Leathart, Lina Malenfant, Sylviane Martineau, Paul O’Sullivan, Luc Ouellette, Chrissie Parrott, Sylvain Poirier, Ken Roy, Mark Shaub, Peter Sheedy, Daniel Soulières, Yves St-Pierre
Premiere: February 15, 1996, Old Boans Warehouse, Festival of Perth, Perth, Australia
Work commissioned and co-produced by the Festival of Perth, the Chrissie Parrott Dance Company and the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Duration: 77 minutes

42b
Eironos (1997)
Group work for 5 female dancers and 7 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Bertrand Chénier
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Louis-Pierre Trépanier
Choreographer’s assistant: Ginelle Chagnon
Dancers: Lucie Boissinot, Marc Boivin, Christine Charles, AnneBruce Falconer, Lina Malenfant, Sylviane Martineau, Luc Ouellette, Sylvain Poirier, Ken Roy, Mark Shaub, Daniel Soulières, Yves St-Pierre
Premiere: April 10, 1997, Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts, Montréal
Co-production of Danse en Saison of the Festival International de Nouvelle Danse and the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault
Duration: 76 minutes

N.B.: The first 55 minutes of the original 1996 choreography were reworked by Jean-Pierre Perreault  for a reduced number of dancers, and the remaining 20 minutes were re-choreographed for the final version of Eironos.

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Les Ombres dans ta Tête (1996)
Duet for female and male dancer
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Bertrand Chénier
Costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Jean Gervais
Dancers: Lucie Boissinot and Marc Boivin
Premiere: April 17, 1996, Théâtre La Chapelle, Montréal
Work commissioned by Marc Boivin for the Volet Interprète of Danse-Cité
Production: Danse-Cité
Duration: 18 minutes

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Les Années de Pèlerinage (1996)
Work comprised of 3 male-female duets
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Franz Listz and Bertrand Chénier
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Louis-Pierre Trépanier
Choregrapher’s assistant: Ginelle Chagnon
Dancers: Sandra Lapierre and Marc Boivin, AnneBruce Falconer and Ken Roy, Lucie Boissinot and Sylvain Émard
Premiere: September 18, 1996, Salle Beverley-Webster-Rolph, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal
Co-production: l’Office Artistique de la Région Aquitaine (OARA), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Duration: 53 minutes

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Les Éphémères 1997 (1997)
Choreographic installation for group of dancers
With the dancers already in action, each audience member is seated in an isolation booth next to the performance space. There is one row of fourteen isolation booths. Spectators can leave the performance at will.
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Bertrand Chénier and Michel Gonneville
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Live lighting: Louis-Pierre Trépanier
Choreographer’s assistant and sound manager: Ginelle Chagnon
Dancers: Louise Bédard, Marc Boivin, Lucie Boissinot, Ginelle Chagnon, Christine Charles, Sophie Corriveau, Danièle Desnoyers, AnneBruce Falconer, Lina Malenfant, Sylviane Martineau, Nathalie Morin, Luc Ouellette, Sylvain Poirier, Ken Roy, Yves St-Pierre, Mark Shaub, Daniel Soulières, Sarah Williams
Premiere: September 17, 1997, Studio of the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Production: Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Duration: 5 hours

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E.M.F. (1999)
Duet for one female dancer and one male dancer
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Felix Mendelssohn
Musical arrangements: Bertrand Chénier
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Lucie Bazzo
Dancers: Nathalie Morin and Mark Shaub
Premiere: February 24, 1999, Studio of l’Agora de la Danse, Montréal
Work commissioned by Mark Shaub
Duration: 33 minutes

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L’Exil-L’Oubli (1999)
Group work for 8 female dancers and 8 male dancers
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Bertrand Chénier
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Louis-Pierre Trépanier
Choreographer’s assistant: Ginelle Chagnon
Dancers: Lucie Boissinot, Darren Bonin, Bill Coleman, AnneBruce Falconer, Benjamin Hatcher, David Kilburn, Sandra Lapierre, Pierre Lecours, Laurence Lemieux, Lina Malenfant, Nathalie Morin, Maya Ostrofsky, Sylvain Poirier, Ken Roy, Mark Shaub, Suzanne Trépanier
Premiere: September 27, 1999, 9th Festival International de Nouvelle Danse, Monument-National, Montréal
Production: Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Duration: 85 minutes

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The Comforts of Solitude (2001)
Group work for 31 dancers (male and female) of the National Ballet of Canada
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Bertrand Chénier, performed by the Orchestra of the National Ballet of Canada under the direction of Ormsby Wilkins
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Lighting: Christopher Dennis
Rehearsal director: AnneBruce Falconer
Dancers: Aleksandar Antonijevic, Victoria Bertram, Christopher Body, Tanya Evidente, Lorna Geddes, André Hamelin, Rex Harrington, Greta Hodgkinson, Stephanie Hutchinson, Tiffany Knight, Martine Lamy, Richard Landry, Etienne Lavigne, Patrick Lavoie, Kevin Law, Brenda Little, William Marrié, Stacey Shiori Minagawa, Matjash Mrozewski, Andreea Olteanu, Jeremy Ransom, Rebeka Rimsay, Sonia Rodriguez, Jhe Russel, Jean Salas, Tomas Schramek, Avinoam Silverman, Piotr Stanczyk, Hazaros Surmeyan, Jillian Vanstone, Xiao Nan Yu
Musicians: Orchestra of the National Ballet of Canada, directed by Ormsby Wilkins
Premiere: February 14, 2001, Hummingbird Centre, Toronto
Work commissioned and produced by the National Ballet of Canada

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Les ombres (2001)

Installation work for group of dancers
With the dancers already in action, each audience member is seated in an isolation booth next to the performance space. There are two perpendicular rows of booths for approximately 28 spectators. Spectators can leave the performance at will.
Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Music: Bertrand Chénier, Michel Gonneville, Gaétan Leboeuf, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn
Scenography and costumes: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Live lighting: Louis-Pierre Trépanier
Choreographer’s assistant: Marie-Andrée Gougeon
Dancers: Louise Bédard, Marc Boivin, Estelle Clareton, Bill Coleman, AnneBruce Falconer, Benjamin Hatcher, David Kilburn, Sandra Lapierre, Laurence Lemieux, Lina Malenfant, Maya Ostrofsky, Ken Roy, Mark Shaub, Daniel Soulières
Premiere: September 2001, Studio Jeanne-Renaud of l’Espace chorégraphique Jean-Pierre Perreault, Montréal
Co-production: Festival International de Nouvelle Danse and Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Duration: 4 hours

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Les petites sociétés (2003)
(posthumous work)
Group work for 3 female dancers and 3 male dancers
Choreography and scenography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Staging: Martin Faucher
Music: Bertrand Chénier and Michel Gonneville
Costumes: Denis Lavoie
Lighting: Louis-Pierre Trépanier
Rehearsal director: Christine Charles
Dancers: Benjamin Hatcher, Laurence Lemieux, Ken Roy, Mark Shaub, Sonya Stephan, Sarah Williams
Premiere: September 6, 2003, Théâtre du Bic, Le Bic
Production: Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Duration: 55 minutes

Films, interviews and other documents

FILMS

Danser Perreault
Les Films de l’Isle / Télé-Québec / Bravo!
Director Tim Southam
2005
Time: 51 minutes

Le petit Jean-Pierre, le grand Perreault
National Film Board of Canada
Amerimage-Spectra Inc.
Director Paule Baillargeon
2004
Time: 53 minutes

Jean-Pierre Perreault: Giant Steps
National Film Board of Canada
Amerimage-Spectra Inc.
Director Paule Baillargeon
2004
Time: 53 minutes

L’Odyssée sonore

National Film Board of Canada
Director Louis Ricard
1996

Television

JOE
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Director Bernard Picard
Janvier 1996
Time: 55 minutes

Tendances
TV5
April 30th, 1997

Québec plein écran
Télé-Québec
April 7th, 1997

Samedi C
Radio-Québec
September 14th, 1996

Vivement Dimanche
Radio-Québec
September 1996

En toute liberté
Société Radio-Canada
January 1996

Originals in Art
Sleeping Giants Productions
December 1995, Bravo!

Adrienne Clarkson Presents
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
March 1995

Radio

Qui êtes-vous?  (portrait)
FM, Société Radio-Canada
Montréal, October 1995

Les rencontres musicales (portrait)
FM, Société Radio Canada
Montreal, August 1995

Books

Jean-Pierre Perreault, Alternate Visions
Les Heures Bleues, Montreal
Collective under the direction of Michèle Febvre
2004
144 pages

Jean-Pierre Perreault, Regard Pluriel
Les Heures Bleues, Montreal
Collective under the direction of Michèle Febvre
2001
144 pages

Jean-Pierre Perreault, choreographer
Dance Collection Danse, Toronto
Collective under the direction of Aline Gélinas
1992
120 pages

Jean-Pierre Perreault, chorégraphe
Les Herbes Rouges / Essais, Montreal
Collective under the drection of Aline Gélinas
1992
120 pages

Exhibitions

2008
Place des Arts
Foyers du Théâtre Maisonneuve, de la Place des Arts
Eironos, Les Années de Pèlerinage
Montréal, Canada
Exposition permanente

2001
Hummingbird Center
The Comforts of Solitudes
Toronto, Canada
Exposition solo

1998
Maison de la culture de Gatineau
Galerie Art-Image
Les Années de Pèlerinage
Gatineau, Canada
Exposition solo

1998
Festival New Moves
CCA, Contemporary Center for the Arts
Les Années de Pèlerinage
Glasgow, Royaume-Uni
Exposition solo

1996
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Les Années de Pèlerinage
Montréal, Canada
Exposition solo

1995
Musée de Joliette
Joliette, Canada
Exposition de groupe

1994
King’s Theatre
La Vita
Edimbough. Royaume-Uni
Exposition solo

1994
Galerie du Grand Théâtre de Québec
Québec, Canada
Exposition solo

1993
Galerie de l’Agora de la danse
Adieux
Montréal, Canada
Exposition solo

1991
Dansen Huis, (Maison de la Danse)
Flyckt
Stockholm, Suéde
Exposition solo

1989
Galerie Oboro
Montréal, Canada
Exposition solo

1988
Wave Hill House Gallery
First New York International Festival for the Arts
Piazza
New York, États-Unis
Exposition solo

1988
Théâtre Singel
Nuit
Anvers, Belgique
Exposition solo

Visual Artworks Protection Committee

Laurier Lacroix

Laurier Lacroix is a professor of art history and museology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. His research and teaching activity focus on museum collecting (history, policy, and development), among other topics.

Michèle Febvre

An associate professor in the dance department of the Université du Québec à Montréal, Michèle Febvre has edited and contributed to several books on dance, including Jean-Pierre Perreault: Alternate Visions, and Anatomie du vertige.Ginette Laurin : vingt ans de creation, published by Les Heures bleues.

Louis-Pierre Trépanier

Production and technical director of the Danse-Cité series, Louis-Pierre Trépanier has worked for over twenty years as a lighting designer in dance, music, and theatre. He has collaborated with the Fondation as lighting designer, technical director, and production director.

Choreographic and Musical Artworks Protection Committee

Bertrand Chénier

A composer of numerous electro acoustic, mixed, and multimedia works, Bertrand Chénier has written the score for many of Jean-Pierre Perreault’s productions.

Ginelle Chagnon

Ginelle Chagnon acted as rehearsal mistress at the  Fondation as well as assistant to Jean-Pierre Perreault for many years. She has earned an established reputation as a teacher, and receives frequent invitations from both Canadian and international institutions. She has been a member of the Board of Directors from 2003 to 2014.

Sylviane Martineau

Cultural advisor for dance at the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Sylviane Martineau’s twenty-five years of experience have been divided between performance (for Jean-Pierre Perreault, in particular), performance direction, administration, project management, and teaching.

Jeanne Renaud

Dancer, choreographer, artistic director and founder of the Groupe de la Place Royale, Jeanne Renaud has played a defining role in the development of contemporary dance in Québec. She has acted as an arts officer at the Canada Council for the Arts and as director of the dance service of the Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec. She also served as artistic co-director of the Grands Ballets Canadiens from 1985 to 1987.