La danse de Hanako  –  Hanako’s Dance

Catherine Lavoie-Marcus
December 9, 2020
Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault

This fanzine invites you to follow the traces of a ghost-like dance. The dance by Hanako Hoshimi-Caines was performed before a select few, and was not filmed or photographed. Yet its sensory content was methodically captured in this multi-authored work.




La danse de Hanako — Hanako’s Dance


Coordinated by Catherine Lavoie-Marcus and designed by Emilie Allard, this fanzine features the traces (notations, drawings and accounts) of ten writers and illustrators who responded in real time to an improvised dance by Hanako Hoshimi-Caines. It is a perfect example of documentation as a creative…


Ouvrir la boîte and La danse de Hanako – Hanako’s Dance

In this virtual launch held on December 9, 2020, some 20 dance artists, writers and visual artists shared their experiences in two publications: La danse de Hanako – Hanako’s Dance and Ouvrir la boîte. Regards sur les boîtes chorégraphiques et la documentation en danse. These…

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