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Bouncing off the archive #1

Place
Galerie UQO
Director
Rémi Thériault | House of Commons
Editor
Chris Snow
Length
13 min 41
Choreographer and dancer
Hanna Sybille Müller
In collaboration with
Lauren Semeschuk, Nate Yaffe

In the second part, Hanna Sybille Müller shares her dis/embodied archive findings with two dancers, Nate Yaffe and Lauren Semeschuk, with whom she developed a trio. When the residency and project were postponed due to the pandemic, a week of rehearsals still took place in Montreal’s Parc du Mont-Royal in June 2020. While Hanna Sybille, Nate and Lauren were researching gestures in relation to Galerie UQO’s archives, the rehearsal week also became a snap-shot of dance, or the need to “dance together” during the pandemic, when physical distancing is now part of everyone’s daily choreography. The movement material that came into being is composed of big, powerful whole body movements interwoven with delicate hand and head gestures, and a play with the gaze.

 

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Moving through the archive

Co-production

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault participated in the project Se mouvoir dans l’archive / Moving through the archive, a production by Galerie UQO with choreographer, dramaturg and dancer Hanna Sybille Müller. In the fall of 2019, director/curator Marie-Hélène Leblanc invited Hanna Sybille Müller to work with…

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