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A Fabulous Get-Together . . . At last!

It is with great pleasure that the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault invites you to celebrate the launch of its 2021–2022 programming—with lively conversation, joy, and bubbles—on Thursday, November 25, at 5 p.m., at the Conseil des arts de Montréal.   We have an exciting evening lined…

A major event in November

Early this month, our chair Marc Boivin sent you an email in which he mentioned a special event we’ve been planning for months: the unveiling of our new name and website, and the launch of our first fundraising campaign—along with an exciting lineup of performances…

Ancestral memories in dancing bodies – part II

This past May, under the guidance of Ondinnok co-founder Catherine Joncas, Claudia Chan Tak, Lucy Fandel, Charo Foo Tai Wei, Kyana Lyne, Heather Mah, Victoria May, Marine Morales-Casaroli and Marie Mougeolle explored ancestral memories in their dancing bodies. Their work was inspired by an approach...

Memories of constrained and dancing bodies

Life is full of surprises and beautiful stories. This past winter, artist and illustrator Youloune was exploring our website when she came across the video recordings

Ancestral memories in dancing bodies

The FJPP and Ondinnok are thrilled to begin their exploration of ancestral memories in dancing bodies with eight inspiring artists

Welcome, Kama!

The FJPP is thrilled to welcome Kama La Mackerel as a guest artist for the year ahead.

Mapping Black Holes – part 2

We have an update for you on the FJPP’s new digital project, Mapping Black Holes. Despite the pandemic, we’re moving ahead!

New partner: Territoires Partagés

We are delighted to share on EC2 a number of writings and interviews that were part of the Territoires Partagés project.

Call for applications

Ancestral Memories in Dancing Bodies project

Goodbye, Pierre-Paul

Dear Pierre-Paul, it’s our turn to say goodbye and how saddened we are by your passing. You were passionate and committed, with countless projects on the go. You lived a fast-paced life and it was a pleasure to watch you reflect, create, dance and run…

Virtual Launch

It is with great pleasure that the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault invites you to the launch of two publications from this past spring: La danse de Hanako – Hanako’s Dance and Ouvrir la boîte. Regards sur les boîtes chorégraphiques et la documentation en danse. The launch…

Mapping Black Holes

This fall, we’ll be launching a major digital project, Mapping Black Holes. The project will be coordinated by Catherine Lavoie-Marcus, who came up with the original idea.

The FJPP in the Répertoire Culture-Éducation

We’re thrilled to announce that the FJPP is now registered in the Culture-Éducation directory.

Ouvrir la boîte. Regards sur les boîtes chorégraphiques et la documentation en danse

We’ve been waiting quite a while (a few years!) for the arrival of this important book, which offers a description and discussion of the FJPP’s choreographic toolkits, along with reflections on the documentation of dance. 

From now on

The FJPP will strive to decolonize dance through its reflections and actions. Recognizing the plural identities making up Quebec society involves revisiting the aesthetics, role and functioning of artistic institutions.

Hanako’s Dance

One of our projects this winter was putting together a fanzine—the brainchild of Catherine Lavoie-Marcus, who coordinated the project.

Bien documenter pour favoriser la découverte en ligne: now in HTML!

This guide, written by digital content consultant Josée Plamondon, is now available in HTML format.

Launch of a digital guide

As a conclusion to our Making Dance Discoverable Online project, the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault is delighted to invite you to the launch of the digital guide Bien documenter pour favoriser la découverte en ligne

Authorship in dance: Multiple experiences – October 18, 2019

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault is thrilled to invite you to a day of reflection and discussion around authorship in dance, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Friday, October 18 at the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

The FJPP is seeking a production manager

The FJPP is seeking a production manager who will handle the logistics of our events and launches in the upcoming year

Launch of L’essor de la vie culturelle au XXIe siècle. Perspectives France-Québec

May 16 marked the launch of L’essor de la vie culturelle au XXIe, edited by Maryse Paquin and published by Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal.

Making dance discoverable online: a video presentation by Josée Plamondon

Why and how should we manage our data? In this fascinating presentation, digital consultant Josée Plamondon shows how dance artists can make their mark in the digital landscape.

A foray into La chute

We are pleased to present on EC2 the creative process for the choreography of La chute, a piece by the collective Vâtchik Danse

Nuit workshop with Citadel + Compagnie in Toronto

From January 7 to 18, Ginelle Chagnon taught excerpts of Jean-Pierre Perreault’s Nuit to professional dancers at the Toronto-based company Citadel + Compagnie.

Change is in the air at the FJPP!

Following our AGM on December 6, we’d like to thank outgoing Board member Sarah Pilote-Henry, a lawyer at Fasken, for her valuable contribution over the past five years.

Seeking a video artist

The FJPP is seeking a video artist/editor. This person would also manage our Facebook page and assist us with tasks at the FJPP.

Around the archival installation Blanc Mémoire

It is with great pleasure that the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault (FJPP) has invited Quebec choreographer and teacher Manon Hotte to present the creative process behind the archival installation Blanc Mémoire

Focus days Between traces and writing: May 15 to 18, 2018 – detailed program

In collaboration with the Dance Department at UQAM, Hexagram-UQAM and Maison pour la danse The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault presents: BETWEEN TRACES AND WRITING Focus days and workshops It is with immense pleasure that the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault (FJPP) invites the entire dance community to take...

Between traces and writing

For the past several months, the FJPP has been developing a new series of focus days

FJPP interview with Olivia Grandville on Les Carnets Bagouet website

The FJPP is delighted to announce that Les Carnets Bagouet has posted a transcript of our interview

Danser Joe at the Centre William-Hingston

The latest workshop in the Danser Joe dans la ville series was held on December 1 and 8

Successful launch of two new choreographic toolkits

On November 21, the FJPP launched two new choreographic toolkits—for Les Choses dernières, by Lucie Grégoire, and Bagne, by Jeff Hall and Pierre-Paul Savoie

Launch of Two New Choreographic Toolkits

for Les Choses dernières, by Lucie Grégoire, and Bagne, by Jeff Hall and Pierre-Paul Savoie

This year at the FJPP

We have an exciting year ahead of us! The FJPP has a series of new projects lined up, including the launch of two new choreographic toolkits

The FJPP is looking for resource people

If you have a few hours to spare and are looking for extra work, the FJPP would love to hear from you!

Interview with Olivia Grandville

Olivia Grandville, a choreographer, teacher and improvisor based in Paris, founded the company La spirale de Caroline, along with several collaborators. She was in Montreal this past May, and the FJPP had the great pleasure of meeting her for an interview. The co-founder of Les Carnets...

Interviews with Lucie Grégoire, Jeff Hall and Pierre-Paul Savoie

We’re hard at work on the choreographic toolkits for the works Les Choses dernières, by Lucie Grégoire, and Bagne, by Jeff Hall and Pierre-Paul Savoie, and we can’t wait to post excerpts on EC2! In the meantime, here are two fascinating interviews with the choreographers:...

FJPP at the upcoming conference of the Association des archivistes du Québec

Quebec’s choreographic heritage: new approaches to dissemination, transmission and evaluation

Danser Joe dans la ville at NDG Cultural Centre

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Cultural Centre May 27 and 28, 2017

Translation of new activities in the Educational Discovery Guide

Twenty new activities in the educational discovery guide—part of the virtual exhibition Jean-Pierre Perreault, Choreographer—have been translated into English. These dance appreciation and movement creation activities are now available on EC2 under the theme The Weight of the World.  The activities invite students to deepen...

Focus day on copyright and artistic legacy now online

Copyright: A space of freedom or constraint for the creation and use of choreographic works On October 2, 2015, the FJPP held a focus day on copyright and artistic legacy in dance, in collaboration with the Department of Dance and Institut du patrimoine at UQAM….

Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, our new EC2 partner!

First off, we’d like to extend a warm welcome to Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, our new EC2 partner! Circuit-Est is a key player on Quebec’s choreographic scene. For more than 30 years, the organization has helped contemporary dance professionals hone their craft. Starting this March, Circuit-Est...

Les choses dernières and Bagne: two new choreographic toolkits in the works

This past fall, the FJPP completed the choreographic toolkits Duos pour corps et instruments, Bras de plomb and Cartes postales de Chimère. We’re now hard at work on two new toolkits for Les choses dernières, by Lucie Grégoire, and Bagne, by Jeff Hall and Pierre-Paul...

Manon Hotte archival fonds

In 2014, Manon Hotte, a Quebec choreographer who has been based in Geneva since 1981, began archiving documents from her artistic and teaching experiences with young dancers. After several months of work, the Manon Hotte archival fonds, supported by the association Cap Nord, was completed in...

New activities in the educational discovery guide!

The virtual exhibition Jean-Pierre Perreault, Choreographer features an educational discovery guide created for high school students and teachers by Nicole Turcotte, Visiting Professor at UQAM’s Dance Department. A series of new dance appreciation and movement creation activities have been added to the guide to deepen...

Brief: Documentation, valorisation et transmission des patrimoines de la danse contemporaine et actuelle au Québec : Enjeux actuels

Everyone knows how important creation, presentation and training are in dance. However, less attention is paid to documentation, research, promotion and transmission, which are also vital to the development of contemporary dance. Last July, the FJPP submitted a brief to the Ministère de la culture...

An all-new artistic and scientific committee

At the launch of EC2 and our digital collection of choreographic toolkits, we told you we’d be setting up an artistic and scientific committee to contribute to our ideas and help orient our actions at the FJPP.We’re pleased to announce that the committee is up...

A new Board of Directors

It was with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to Pierre MacDuff who stepped down from the FJPP’s Board of Directors after more than ten years of tireless service.Pierre, a big thank you on behalf of the team and all members of the Board!...

Successful Launch: L’INVISIBLE VISIBLE – Transmission d’outils d’interprétation en danse

A book by Sylvie Pinard The launch of Sylvie Pinard’s book on November 30 was a huge success. Thank you to Manon Levac, performer and director of the Department of Dance at UQAM, who gave a heartfelt and inspiring talk about Sylvie Pinard’s work as...

Launch of L’INVISIBLE VISIBLE, by Sylvie Pinard

It is with great pleasure that the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, in collaboration with the Dance Department at UQAM, will be launching on November 30 Sylvie Pinard’s new book and pedagogical legacy: L’INVISIBLE VISIBLE - Transmission d’outils d’interprétation en danse. The launch will be held at...

L’Exil-L’Oubli, in Quebec City

This past October, Ginelle Chagnon gave a 10-day class to first-year students at L’École de danse de Québec, teaching them excerpts from Jean-Pierre Perreault’s L’Exil-L’Oubli. The students were enthralled by Perreault’s work and by the musical score by Bertrand Chénier. A big thank you to...

Danser Joe at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto

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. It was an unforgettable experience for the participants and instructors alike. From November 7 to 12, Catherine Tardif...

Danser Joe at the conference “L’art du divertissement…

Danser Joe at the conference “L’art du divertissement au Canada du 18e siècle à nos jours : pratique, performance et formation” Lise Gagnon, Executive Director of the FJPP, will give the presentation “Danser Joe, atelier hors-normes” at this conference on the art of entertainment, on...

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

A workshop for amateur dancers and non-dancers

CONTEMPORARY DANCE IN QUEBEC: NOW AT EVERYONE’S FINGERTIPS!

Montreal, September 22, 2016 – The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault has made the online transmission of Quebec’s contemporary dance heritage one of its top priorities.

Launch of EC2_Espaces chorégraphiques 2

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault is proud to invite you to the launch of its new digital platform

A new home for the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault!

This past August, we moved out of our small office on Sherbrooke Street and bid an emotional farewell to the members of Circuit-Est.

Reminder: Danser Joe dans la ville

A workshop for amateur dancers and non-dancers at Maison de la culture Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension

Danser Joe dans la ville: September 25 and October 2, 2016

A workshop for amateur dancers and non-dancers at Maison de la culture Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension

Danser Joe dans la ville: A big hit! April 2016

Once again, the workshop Danser Joe dans la ville, created by Ginelle Chagnon and led this year by Sara Hanley and Catherine Tardif, offered participants a unique, moving and inspiring dance experience.

Danser à Montréal: a tribute to Iro Valaskakis-Tembeck

Curated by Marie Lavorel, this exhibition presents a history of dance in Quebec based on the writings of Iro Valaskakis-Tembeck, drawn in part from her book Danser à Montréal.

FJPP TO LEAD WORKSHOP AT QUEBEC-FRANCE CONFERENCE ON CULTURE!

On April 28, Lise Gagnon, Executive Director of the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, and Nicole Turcotte, Visiting Professor at the Department of Dance at UQAM, will lead a workshop titled The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault: transmitting our contemporary dance heritage.

Copyright: A Space of Freedom or Constraint?

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault (FJPP) is pleased to invite you to a focus day on copyright and dance heritage on Friday, October 2, 2015.

Launch of the Artistic Legacy Guide: Le Testament artistique. L’art de tirer sa révérence.

Presentations by Me Sophie Préfontaine and Paul-André Fortier, choreographer

Focus day on copyright and dance heritage: October 2nd

How does the dance milieu approach copyright issues? How does copyright law influence the creation, performance, reproduction and distribution of choreographic works? To answer these wide-ranging questions, the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault is inviting dance practitioners and legal experts to participate in a focus day on...

Recréer/Scripter Mémoire et transmissions des œuvres performatives et chorégraphiques contemporaines

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault (FJPP) is pleased to invite you to the launch of Recréer/Scripter – Mémoire et transmissions des œuvres performatives et chorégraphiques contemporaines (Editor, Anne Bénichou), and to the interdisciplinary performance Quand le dessin devient performance by The Two Gullivers, both taking place...

Quand le dessin devient performance

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault (FJPP) is pleased to invite you to the launch of Recréer/Scripter – Mémoire et transmissions des œuvres performatives et chorégraphiques contemporaines (Editor, Anne Bénichou), and to the interdisciplinary performance Quand le dessin devient performance by The Two Gullivers, both taking place...

Danser Joe at Corps rebelles / Rebel Bodies

Musée de la civilisation 85 Dalhousie Street, Quebec March 11th, 2015 to April 3rd, 2016    Joe, the flagship choreographic work by Jean-Pierre Perreault will be featured as an integral part  of Corps rebelles / Rebel bodies, a major international exhibition at the Musée de...

A Choreographic Tool Kit for Cartes postales de Chimère by Louise Bédard

In conjunction with the presentation of Cartes postales de Chimère, by Louise Bédard Danse at t the Agora de la danse from February 25th to 28th, the Fondation will be producing a choreographic tool kit to document this unique contribution to Quebec’s dance repertoire. Having earned the...

Notice to Dance Instructors: Teachers’ Guide to our Student Workbook now online!

During the workshop for dance instructors in the schools held in January at the AQEDÉ, our Teachers’ Guide was still in process, and now it is complete. The Student Workbook – a downloadable document from the Guided Pedagogical Tour related to the virtual exhibition,  Jean-Pierre...

New Perreault Repertoire Workshop for Professional Dancers

Based on the concept of Installation Chorégraphique 1: L’Instinct (1994) New Format! Short Intensive! With Marc Boivin and Sarah Williams February 2nd to 6th, 2015, 1pm to 5pm Espace Marie Chouinard Cost: $75 Deadline for registration: January 22nd, 2015 In collaboration with the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault (FJPP),...

Experiencing the Repertoire of Jean-Pierre Perreault: Workshops for Non-Dancers

January 24th and 25th, 2015 Agora de la danse Cost: 75$ Dive into the heart of the Perreault universe with this chance to perform sequences from selected works. A unique opportunity for non-dancers to experience the dance repertoire over two workshops being conducted by Ginelle...

Transmitting Dance Heritage on the Web: Some Issues

On November 28, 2015, FJPP Director Lise Gagnon participated in the study day  Patrimoines 3.0 – Le numérique, nouveaux enjeux, nouvelles formes, organized by  the Institut du patrimoine de l’UQAM and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.

Reflections on the Workshop Au cœur des œuvres de Louise Bédard, in collaboration with l’Agora de la danse

A huge thank you to Louise Bédard and Ginelle Chagnon – and to all the participants as well – who made the workshop Au cœur des œuvres de Louise Bédard an unforgettable experience.

Presentation: Mémoire vivante et virtuelle de la danse

On October 9, 2015, FJPP President Marc Boivin, along with Executive Director Lise Gagnon, opened the Mise en exposition des arts vivants session with their presentation Mémoire vivante et virtuelle de la danse.

The guided tour now online!

The inspiring guided tour of the online exhibition Jean-Pierre Perreault, Choreographer is now online! The guide was created for high school students and teachers by Nicole Turcotte, visiting professor at the UQAM dance department.

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault is turning 30!

On May 8, 2014, the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault (FJPP) announced a series of major projects it is planning to undertake as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Jean-Pierre Perreault, Choreographer: Launch of Phase 2

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault (FJPP) is proud to announce the launch of Phase 2 of the online exhibition Jean-Pierre Perreault, Choreographer.

Presentation: Documenting, Re-creating . . . Memories and Transmissions of Performance and Contemporary Dance Works

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault is a proud partner in this major international event (May 2 to 4, 2013), which will bring together theoreticians and professionals from two artistic disciplines, performance art and contemporary dance.

Young dancers breathe new life into JOE ET RODOLPHE at the National Arts Centre Theater in Ottawa

Only a few weeks after the launch of the virtual exhibition Jean-Pierre Perreault, Choreographer, young dancers from five Canadian cities will tackle Perreault’s work.

Virtual Exhibition of the Work of Choreographer Jean-Pierre Perreault

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault (FJPP) is pleased to announce the launch of Phase 1 of Jean-Pierre Perreault, Choreographer: A Virtual Exhibition.