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 devient performance.

Recréer/Scripter explores approaches to remembering and reviving. Reenactments are seen as “performative archives,” which rely on a circulation of documents, bodies, scripts, and personal accounts. Documentation becomes the driving force behind creation, generating multiple reactivations through exhibitions, performances and websites. It is these multiple mutations that fascinate the authors–practitioners and theorists focused on dance and performance in Quebec, France and the United States.




Essays by: Clarisse Bardiot, Anne Bénichou, Yves Bergeron, Marc Boivin, Elsa Bourdot, Ginelle Chagnon, Mario Côté, The Two Gullivers (Flutura Preka et Besnik Haxhillari), Amélie Giguère, Amelia Jones, Isabelle Launay, Catherine Lavoie-Marcus, André Lepecki, Babette Mangolte, Sylvie Mokhtari, Jacques Perron, Isabelle Poirier, Céline Roux, Theresa Rowat, Michèle Rust, Jessica Santone, Noémie Solomon, Ming Tiampo.

This book is the result of Documenter, recréer… three days of reflection that were held in Montreal from May 2nd to 4th, 2013, through the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault and the Institut du patrimoine de l’Université du Québec à Montréal. 

The event was made possible through the close collaboration of the Institut du patrimoine de l’UQAM and the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault acknowledges the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, The Canada Council for the Arts, and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

A few words about the evening:

The event began with Anne Bénichou’s overview of this anthology containing writings that explore the revivals made possible through the archive. A huge thank you to Anne for this publication that now leaves us with lasting documentation of Documenter, recréer… three days of reflection that were held in Montreal from May 2nd to 4th, 2013 through the FJPP in collaboration with the Institut du patrimoine de l’UQAM.

All our copies were sold during the launch, but you can still purchase the book through Presses du réel or at Formats bookstore.