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 twenty newcomers, most of whom were discovering contemporary dance for the first time. The participants, and their friends who attended the show, were keen to know more about Jean-Pierre Perreault and the meaning of Joe. The sense of exile evoked by the work no doubt resonated with many.


Danser Joe

2015 - 2022

Since 2013, the workshops for dancers and non-dancers created by Ginelle Chagnon have helped revive Jean-Pierre Perreault’s choreographic repertoire throughout Quebec. The Danser Joe workshops, which are designed for amateur dancers and high school students through the Culture-Education directory, allow participants of all ages to immerse…



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 Joe, a work created in 1983, then repeated many times until 2004, Jean-Pierre Perreault evokes both collective anonymity and individual singularity; the choreographer develops parameters that are dear to him: the movement of the performer at the origin of part of the music and the gravity of the body, itself emblematic of the human condition.