Upcoming Events

Discover the events we’re working on

Screening of Perreault Dancer

Winter 2022

In the winter of 2022, we’ll be screening Perreault Dancer, a magnificent film directed by Tim Southam (Les Films de l’Isle, 2005). In this poignant love letter to Jean-Pierre Perreault, a diverse family of dancers enact the choreographer’s artistic legacy, bringing his memory to life…

Espace Perreault get-togethers

winter 2022

Starting in winter 2022, we’ll be holding 5 à 7 events at the where, in a warm and relaxed setting, you can meet the artists we work with, discover their projects and understand what drives them.  Each evening will be focused on a key shared…

Screening of Françoise Sullivan : ce pas qui vient de soi

March 23, 2022

On March 23, 2022, in the Iro Valaskakis-Tembeck performance hall at the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Cultural Centre, we’ll be screening Françoise Sullivan : ce pas qui vient de soi, a video about the choreographic career of the great Françoise Sullivan. In interviews with art historian Gilles Lapointe,…

Past Events

Discover all the events initiated or co-produced by the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault: workshops, focus days, launches, performances, presentations

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

December 9, 2020

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…

Digital guide launch

November 14, 2019

On November 14, 2019, UQAM’s Department of Dance launched the guide Bien documenter pour favoriser la découverte en ligne, created by digital content consultant Josée Plamondon. The launch marked the conclusion of the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault’s Making Dance Discoverable Online project. Josée Plamondon’s practical guide…

Day of reflection and discussion around authorship in dance: multiple experiences

October 18, 2019

A day of reflection and discussion around authorship in dance that explores with the dance community different facets of authoriality. Among the issues discussed: how does this concept determine and/or influence the creative process? How do different cultures define authorship in dance and position themselves vis-à-vis…

Nuit workshop with Citadel + Compagnie

January 7 to 18, 2019

From January 7 to 18, 2019, Ginelle Chagnon taught excerpts from Jean-Pierre Perreault’s Nuit to professional dancers at the Toronto-based company Citadel + Compagnie. The workshop concluded with a moving performance before an audience of 25, including James Kudelka. Our thanks to Laurence Lemieux, Artistic…

Performative presentation on Blanc Mémoire, by Manon Hotte

September 19, 2018

Quebec choreographer and teacher Manon Hotte, currently based in Geneva, gave a performative presentation on the creative process behind Blanc Mémoire—an archival installation she co-created with Swiss photographer and stage director Dorothée Thébert. Blanc Mémoire emerged from both artists’ questionings regarding their respective practices and…

Danser Joe at the Centre William-Hingston

December 1 and 8, 2017

The last workshop in the Danser Joe dans la ville series was held on December 1 and 8, 2017 at the Centre William-Hingston, which offers French-language classes to immigrants. Catherine Tardif and Daniel Villeneuve had the great pleasure of teaching excerpts from Joe to some…

Between Traces and Writings

May 15 to 18, 2018

From May 15 to 18, 2018, the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault presented a series of focus days and workshops at Hexagram-UQAM, titled Between Traces and Writings. The event included round table discussions, performances and workshops focused on the themes of traces, notations, documentation, memories, body/archives and…

Danser Joe at the Musée des Confluences

September 13, 2016 to March 5, 2017

Danser Joe, an immersive dance workshop created by Moment Factory in collaboration with the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, was showcased at Corps rebelles / Rebel bodies, a major international exhibition at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon. Visitors were invited to take part in a unique…

Launch of L’INVISIBLE VISIBLE

November 30, 2016

On November 30, the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault hosted the launch of L’INVISIBLE VISIBLE – Transmission d’outils d’interprétation en danse, by Sylvie Pinard. The book is the legacy of a devoted and generous teacher who is eager to share her thoughts and experience with dance performers…

Danser Joe in Toronto

November 11 - 12, 2016

The workshop Danser Joe was presented in Toronto, in co-production with MOonhoRsE dance theatre, as part of the Older & Reckless show marking the company’s 20th anniversary.  From November 7 to 12, Catherine Tardif and Bonnie Kim led the workshop created by Ginelle Chagnon. Over…

Danser Joe dans la ville at Notre-Dame-des-Prairies

October 15 and 22, 2016

Danser Joe dans la ville is a workshop for amateur dancers and non-dancers that allows its participants to live a unique performance experience while discovering an outstanding work of the contemporary choreographic repertoire. In the company of Catherine Tardif and Daniel Villeneuve, two fabulous dance artists…

Danser Joe dans la ville: Maison de la culture Villeray-Parc Extension

April 3 and 10, 2016 - September 25, and October 2, 2016

Danser Joe dans la ville, a continuation of the Vivre Joe workshop, was an opportunity for amateur dancers and non-dancers to discover a major work in the contemporary dance repertoire and enjoy a unique performance experience. In the company of Sara Hanley and Daniel Villeneuve…

Danser Joe at the Musée de la civilisation

March 11, 2015 to April 3, 2016

Danser Joe, an immersive dance workshop created by Moment Factory in collaboration with the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, was showcased at Corps rebelles / Rebel bodies, a major international exhibition at the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City. Visitors were invited to take part in…

Launch of EC2 and three choreographic toolkits

September 21, 2016

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault launched its new digital platform EC2_Espaces chorégraphiques 2 and a unique digital collection of choreographic toolkits on September 21, 2016. These projects, designed to showcase Quebec’s contemporary dance heritage, were carried out in collaboration with Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec,…

Danser Joe dans la ville: Rivière des Prairies

February 27, March 5 and 12, 2016

Danser Joe dans la ville, a continuation of the Vivre Joe workshop, was an opportunity for amateur dancers and non-dancers to discover a major work in the contemporary dance repertoire and enjoy a unique performance experience. In the company of Sara Hanley and Catherine Tardif—inspiring…

Danser Joe dans la ville: Maison de la culture Frontenac

January 23 and 30, 2016

Danser Joe dans la ville, a continuation of the Vivre Joe workshop, was an opportunity for amateur dancers and non-dancers to discover a major work in the contemporary dance repertoire and enjoy a unique performance experience. In the company of Sara Hanley and Catherine Tardif—inspiring…

Launch of the artistic legacy guide

October 2, 2015

How do artists want their memory to be preserved and their works to be presented before they enter the public domain? The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault called on lawyer Sophie Préfontaine for expert advice. She developed a guide to help dance artists write their last will…

Focus day on copyright and dance heritage

October 2, 2015

Copyright is inherent to the dissemination and transmission of cultural works. The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault  invited dance practitioners and legal experts to weigh in on this important issue.  How does the dance milieu approach issues related to copyright? How do interpretations of copyright influence the…

Launch of Recréer/Scripter

April 1, 2015

On April 1, 2015, the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault hosted the launch of Recréer/Scripter – Mémoire et transmissions des œuvres performatives et chorégraphiques contemporaines (Editor, Anne Bénichou) at the BAnQ Vieux-Montréal and the creative duo The Two Gullivers gave an interdisciplinary performance of Quand le dessin…

Quand le dessin devient performance

April 1, 2015

On April 1, 2015, the book Recréer/Scripter – Mémoire et transmissions des œuvres performatives et chorégraphiques contemporaines, edited by Anne Bénichou, was launched at BAnQ Vieux-Montréal. The creative duo The Two Gullivers also gave an interdisciplinary performance of Quand le dessin devient performance.   The…

Perreault Repertoire Workshop for Professional Dancers

February 2 to 6, 2015

In collaboration with the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, the Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) invited professional dancers to discover Jean-Pierre Perreault’s oeuvre by revisiting the concept of Installation chorégraphique 1 : L’Instinct, a work created in 1994 at the Musée d’art contemporain in Montreal. For…

Experiencing the Repertoire of Jean-Pierre Perreault

January 24-25, 2015

Building on the success of the Vivre Joe workshops, the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault and Agora de la danse developed this second series of workshops around Perreault’s repertoire. Participants immersed themselves in Perreault’s world, performing sequences from Eironos, L’Exil-L’Oubli, Piazza and La Vita. The workshops were…

Au cœur des œuvres de Louise Bédard

October 26 and November 2, 2014

October 26, 2014 and November 2, 2014, Louise Bédard and Ginelle Chagnon gave the workshop Au cœur des œuvres de Louise Bédard, in which participants brought her repertoire to life in an intimate, hands-on experience.

Celebrating 30 years of the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault

May 8, 2014

For 30 years, the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault has preserved and showcased the work of Jean-Pierre Perreault (1947-2002). In recent years, it has expanded its mission to assume a unique role in promoting Quebec’s contemporary dance heritage. On May 8, 2014, the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault celebrated…

Vivre Joe

November 2013, February and March 2014

The Vivre Joe workshop was a unique opportunity for participants to discover a major work in the contemporary choreographic repertoire and to perform the work before an audience of family and friends. Created in 1983 and reprised many times until 2004, Joe evokes collective anonymity…

Danser Perreault at the BAnQ

December 4, 2013

At the launch of Phase 2 of the online exhibition Jean-Pierre Perreault, choreographer, Ginelle Chagnon and Marc Boivin, who worked extensively with Perreault, gave a talk on conserving and transmitting a choreographer’s oeuvre. The presentation was followed by a screening of the film Danser Perreault…

Launch of Phase 2 of the virtual exhibition Jean-Pierre Perreault, choreographer

December 4, 2013

Phase 2 of the virtual exhibition Jean-Pierre Perreault, choreographer, showcases his works by detailing his artistic and personal journey. This major project, presented in both official languages, ​​reveals the exceptional richness of Jean-Pierre Perreault’s choreographic heritage. The exhibition features 15 major works accompanied by over…

Documenter, recréer

May 2 to 4, 2013

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault was a proud partner in this major international event, which brought together theoreticians and professionals from two artistic disciplines–performance art and contemporary dance. In partnership with the Institut du patrimoine de l’Université du Québec à Montréal.