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