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 is 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 (inspiring dancers who have performed Joe on stage), participants donned the iconic Joe costume (boots, a felt hat and an oversize raincoat) and learned a few excerpts from the work. Danser Joe dans la ville, a continuation of the Vivre Joe workshop developed by Ginelle Chagnon, was designed to keep the choreography alive in the body of each dancer, celebrating our shared heritage.

The participants’ performance was followed by a screening of the film Joe, directed by Bernard Picard (1994), compliments of Radio-Canada.


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…


Event recording

Danser Joe dans la ville – excerpts

Excerpts of a Danser Joe dans la ville workshop led by Sara Hanley and Catherine Tardif (created in 2013 by Ginelle Chagnon) in Montreal at the Maison de la culture Frontenac and Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension. Performed by: Lise Catudal, Florence Daniel, Lise Desjardins, Marie-Andrée Dubrûle, Diana Dupré, Geneviève Ethier, Charlie Gougeon,…


At Maison de la culture Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension

September 25 and October 2, 2016 as part of Culture day.

Inspired by the unforgettable Vivre Joe workshop, offered at the Agora de la danse by Ginelle Chagnon and Sophie Breton, Danser Joe dans la ville is an invitation to live Joe everywhere in the city, in five different boroughs of Montreal, during two four-hour workshops.

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault is grateful for the financial support received from the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the City of Montréal as part of the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal.

In collaboration with the Maisons de la culture Frontenac, Rivière-des-Prairies, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough.

We’d like to thank the Maison de la culture Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension, especially cultural agent Claude Morissette and cultural events assistant and cultural committee coordinator Stéphanie Bernard.