On Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. we are screening Perreault Dancer, a magnificent film directed by Tim Southam (screenplay by Andrée Martin, produced by Les Films de l’Isle, Ian Boyd, 2005) at the Cinémathèque québécoise. 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 through words, movement and images.
This artistically and historically rich film, featuring heartfelt accounts, recreations in the city, and excerpts from past performances, takes us back 15 years, introducing us to inspiring dancers who have left their mark on Quebec’s choreographic scene.
Perreault Dancer was released to widespread public and critical acclaim. Aline Apostolska of La Presse described it as, “A major film… superb, true and moving… Perreault’s absence is sudden, immense, like a void in the gut.”
The film is preceded by a brief conversation between director Tim Southam and dancer Marc Boivin, and followed by a discussion with Ian Boyd, Andrée Martin, and artists who danced or worked closely with Jean-Pierre Perreault; Sylvain Émard, Sylviane Martineau, Mark Shaub, Daniel Soulières will talk about the choreographer’s influence on their journey in the arts.
Perreault Dancer is also available on Encore+.
Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m.
335 De Maisonneuve Blvd. E, Montréal
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