DOCUMENTING AND TRANSMITTING QUEBEC'S CONTEMPORARY DANCE HERITAGE / FONDATION JEAN-PIERRE PERREAULT
EC2
Event

Launch of Two New Choreographic Toolkits

for Les Choses dernières, by Lucie Grégoire, and Bagne, by Jeff Hall and Pierre-Paul Savoie

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault (FJPP) is delighted to invite you to the launch of two new choreographic toolkits, on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. The event, organized in close collaboration with Lucie Grégoire Danse, PPS Danse and the Dance Department at UQAM, will be held at the Pavillon de danse, 840 Cherrier Street, starting at 5 p.m.

The FJPP is dedicated to documenting, promoting and transmitting contemporary dance. The addition of two new toolkits to our growing collection plays an important role in showcasing and sharing Quebec’s choreographic legacies.

 

Digital Collection of Choreographic Toolkits

The toolkits, based on an original idea by Ginelle Chagnon, are a collection of all the elements involved in creating dance works. They are an invaluable tool for remounting choreographies, providing insights into the aesthetic, social and historical dimensions of the works. The toolkits feature archival material, along with new documents created expressly for this purpose. The contents include choreographer bios, production schedules, choreographic notations and drawings, set and lighting design plans, costumes and makeup, press reviews, and numerous audio and visual records (recordings of rehearsals and shows, interviews with choreographers, etc.). Extensive excerpts of the toolkits are available for consultation on EC2, helping to deepen the public’s understanding and appreciation of the works.

 

Les Choses dernières

Created in 1994 and loosely based on Paul Aster’s novel In the Country of Last Things, this solo piece is the culmination of Lucie Grégoire’s tireless quest to understand identity. In 2016, Grégoire transmitted the work to Isabelle Poirier, another dancer renowned for her intensity, to mark the 30th anniversary of the company Lucie Grégoire Danse.

“Transmitting a choreographic work like Les Choses dernières is not simply about teaching a formalized language; it is a contribution to the infinite creative possibilities of dance.” Lucie Grégoire

 

Bagne

Created in 1993, Bagne is the central work of a 12-year collaborative cycle between choreographers and dancers Jeff Hall and Pierre-Paul Savoie.

“The piece is a poetic ode to the internal and external barriers erected by humans; a physical, carnal and sensory scream; a yearning to understand our fearful conditioning.” Jeff Hall

“The creation of this choreographic toolkit was an act of memory and transmission.” Pierre-Paul Savoie

 

Acknowledgements

The production of EC2_Espaces chorégraphiques 2 and the digital collection of choreographic toolkits was made possible by financial support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, as part of Quebec’s digital cultural plan. The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault thanks the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Conseil des arts de Montréal for their support in all of these projects.

 

Launch of the choreographic toolkits Les Choses dernières and Bagne

Tuesday, November 21, starting at 5 p.m.

Pavillon de danse, UQAM 840 Cherrier Street, Montreal

RSVP here

 

The five choreographic toolkits will be on sale in January.

Prices for 2018: Institutions: $100 (digital copy) + $75 (hard copy) + shipping charges

Individuals: $60 (digital copy) + $75 (hard copy) + shipping charges