Launch – Françoise Sullivan: ce pas qui vient de soi

March 10, 2022

On March 23, 2022 at 7 p.m., in the Iro Valaskakis-Tembeck performance hall at the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Cultural Centre, it is our tremendous pleasure to screen Françoise Sullivan: ce pas qui vient de soi, a video about the choreographic career of the great Françoise Sullivan.


In interviews with art historian Gilles Lapointe, the artist recounts her first steps in dance, her explorations in Franziska Boas’ studio in New York in 1947, the influence of Paul-Émile Borduas’ teachings on her creative work, and her participation in the group Les Automatistes.


This rich and inspiring film traces the origins of Sullivan’s major choreographic works, with rare and astonishing archival photographs and video excerpts. A moving, candid encounter with one of dance’s most innovative artists.


Directed and edited by Xavier Curnillon

Assistant editor: Maïa Bonpunt

Interview de Françoise Sullivan: Gilles Lapointe

Music by Rober Racine


Performance hall at the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Cultural Centre

6400, Monkland Ave, Montreal

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at 7 p.m.

Free screening followed by a discussion with the artists



Passes for the event are available at the reception counters at the Maison de la Culture NDG and online