Jean-Pierre Perreault

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Writers & Readers

From Our Archives: Bonnie Kim Reflects on Dancing in Jean-Pierre Perreault’s JOE

By Bonnie Kim

Digidance, in collaboration with the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, presents Perreault’s JOE online March 17 through 23. The work was originally created in 1984, and the filmed version that audiences will see this week was produced in 1995 by Radio-Canada. This article, by JOE dancer Bonnie Kim about her experience dancing in the work, was originally published in the May 2004 issue of The Dance Current.

Jean-Pierre Perreault


Broadcast | Diffusion

Vancouver BC
March 17-23 mars 2021

Jean-Pierre Perreault's Stella (1985)

Jean-Pierre Perreault’s Stella, created in 1985, places twenty-four women on stage, all wearing the same hats and floor-length trenchcoats. Stella is a follow-up to Joe, created two years earlier with a group of male dancers.


Reinventing the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault

The Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault announced its upcoming transformation into the Institut de la danse and the reshaping of its mission.

Jean-Pierre Perreault

Exposition rétrospective

Exhibit | Exposition

Montréal  QC
January 21-18 février 2012


Remembering Perreault

By Marc Boivin

It was ten years ago, on December 4th 2002 that Jean-Pierre Perreault passed away. The man, our friend and the artist left us all too soon.

Le Groupe Dance Lab to close

After 43 years, one of Canada's oldest dance companies will close. The board of directors of Le Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa announc...


A Double Handful 

By Kathleen Smith New Crop of Dancefilms Premiere at FIFA  FIFA (Festival International du Film sur L'Art) 

Montréal’s Festival international du film sur l’art (FIFA) launched its 23rd edition this past March at venues all over town. In addition to profiles of artists, films by artists and documentaries about creative process and art history, FIFA regularly premieres a double handful of dancefilms and docs about dance. This year’s crop was particularly accomplished. 


Patchwork but Persistent 

By Philip Szporer, Kaija Pepper, Kate Cornell, Bridget Cauthery, Marie Claire Forté Canada Dance Festival 2004  Canada Dance Festival

It’s been a rough road for the Canada Dance Festival this year, first facing funding shortfalls, and subsequently narrowing the programming to fourteen performances, down from thirty-one two years ago. Organizers of the tenth edition, not willing to relinquish much else, splashed the slogan “Dare to turn up the heat” in riposte. 

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