Video interview

Normand Legault, tradition bearer

Director
Katya Montaignac
Editor
Philippe Meunier
Recording
Philippe Meunier
Production
Espace Perreault Choreographic Transmission

In the first video in the series, Normand Legault tells us about his career. In Saguenay, as he was starting CEGEP, he discovered jigs and felt an aesthetic shock from a form that is part of the beating heart of his new community. That’s where he says he learned to “steal” his jig steps from Rita, Almène, Émilien… who continue to dance with him, in his body and mind. It is a beautiful, danced portrait of an ambassador of traditions.

 

A creation of the dance artist Katya Montaignac and dancer, videographer, and editor Philippe Meunier, Je me souviens… is a series of short videos created from images recorded during performances of Nous (ne) sommes (pas) tous des gigueurs et des gigueuses, vivid testimonials from dancers from different jig practices.

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Je me souviens…

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