Quand le dessin devient performance

January 7, 2015

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 on April 1st, 2015 at the BAnQ Vieux-Montréal.


Quand le dessin devient performance


With the participation of dancers Geneviève Duong and Nicolas Patry

and Thérèse Patricia Côté, Danielle Deveault, Christiane Gambin, Amélie Giguère, Solange Gilbert, Yaprak Hamarat, Krystiane Hamel, Anne-Julie Hynes, Véro Leduc et Laurent Vernet.

The FJPP has invited artists and performance art researchers, The Two Gullivers, to create a work inspired by the Jean-Pierre Perreault archive. A veritable “performed archive” Quand le dessin devient performance will have the two artists intersect with professional dancers, non-dancers, as well as various elements pulled from the Jean-Pierre Perreault archive. For this duo the remounting or reappropriation of artistic performances – such as the reenactment – play a very important role in the revitalization of performative artistic values, renewing the way we look at the process of creating a work. For The Two Gullivers, this act of remounting and reappropriation based initially on numerous sketches becomes a way of transmitting the performance. In their words: “Developing a new performance work by drawing inspiration from sketches and choreographies in the Perreault archive for us is an instinctive approach fully in tune with our creative process.”


April 1st, 2015 
Book Launch for Recréer/scripter… at 5pm
Performance by The Two Gullivers at 6pm
BAnQ Vieux-Montréal
535 Viger Avenue East, Montreal
Berri-UQAM or Champ-de-Mars Metro

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.

For further information and rsvp: info@fjpp.ca or 514 906-0988


A few words about Quand le dessin devient performance by The Two Gullivers 

With the participation of dancers Geneviève Duong and Nicolas Patry
and the engagement of dance enthusiasts Thérèse Patricia Côté, Danielle Deveault, Amélie Giguère, Solange Gilbert, Yaprak Hamarat, Krystiane Hamel, Anne-Julie Hynes and Laurent Vernet


There are moments in art which are truly magical: this performance was one of them. It was rich, complex, touching, mysterious, and ever so vibrant. Performance artists, The Two Gullivers, inspired by the visual and choreographic work of Jean-Pierre Perreault, brought his ideas to life. Perreault’s creative vision was literally ‘embodied’ by the performance artists and the dancers. The artists filled the huge atrium of BAnQ Vieux-Montréal with their profound emotion, generosity and passion. It was a moment of grace thata we will remember. Many thanks!

Video artist Priscilla Guy documented the performance, which will eventually be posted online. In the meantime, we invite you to peruse the photos posted on the FJPP’s Facebook page.