Joe / Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
National Arts Centre presents

Joe / Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault

From March 17th to 23rd 2021
For more information about this event, please contact National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts at info@nac-cna.ca or at +1 613-947-7000.

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After purchasing your ticket, your link will be emailed and can be used to access the performance from March 17 to 23, 2021, on one device at the time of your choosing. 

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JOE - Choreography by Jean-Pierre Perreault

A pivotal work, Joe presents an image of the human condition that is so accurate and so moving that it remains forever imprinted in the memories of those who have experienced it.

To the sound of 32 pairs of work boots obsessively pounding the floor, 32 dancers, dressed in long coats and hats, move in a compact mass from which individuals occasionally attempt to free themselves to escape a preordained destiny.

One of the most influential and respected contemporary dance artists in Canada, choreographer, painter and set designer Jean-Pierre Perreault (1947–2002) created works whose significant influence both at home and abroad has contributed to the growth of dance artists and audiences.

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DETAILED PROGRAM

PRE-SHOW (3 minutes) 
Presentation of the work Joe. Produced by Filigrane Archives. 

FILM (54 minutes) 
Joe

POST-SHOW (15 minutes) 
Documentary clip on Joe. Produced by Filigrane Archives. 

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This Digidance webcast is an initiative of DanceHouse (Vancouver), in collaboration with Danse Danse (Montreal), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), National Arts Centre (Ottawa).
In collaboration with the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault.
Thank you to Radio-Canada Archives.

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IMPORTANT

After purchasing your ticket, your link will be emailed and can be used to access the performance from March 17 to 23, 2021, on one device at the time of your choosing. 

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JOE - Choreography by Jean-Pierre Perreault

A pivotal work, Joe presents an image of the human condition that is so accurate and so moving that it remains forever imprinted in the memories of those who have experienced it.

To the sound of 32 pairs of work boots obsessively pounding the floor, 32 dancers, dressed in long coats and hats, move in a compact mass from which individuals occasionally attempt to free themselves to escape a preordained destiny.

One of the most influential and respected contemporary dance artists in Canada, choreographer, painter and set designer Jean-Pierre Perreault (1947–2002) created works whose significant influence both at home and abroad has contributed to the growth of dance artists and audiences.

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DETAILED PROGRAM

PRE-SHOW (3 minutes) 
Presentation of the work Joe. Produced by Filigrane Archives. 

FILM (54 minutes) 
Joe

POST-SHOW (15 minutes) 
Documentary clip on Joe. Produced by Filigrane Archives. 

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This Digidance webcast is an initiative of DanceHouse (Vancouver), in collaboration with Danse Danse (Montreal), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), National Arts Centre (Ottawa).
In collaboration with the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault.
Thank you to Radio-Canada Archives.

Jean-Pierre Perreault

Jean-Pierre Perreault (1947-2002), one of the most important Canadian choreographers and recipient of several prestigious national awards, is recognized for his global conception of his works. Perreault is known for works such as Rodolphe (1983), Joe (1984), Stella (1985), Nuit (1986), Flykt (1991), created for the Ballet Cullberg, Adieux (1993), La vita (1993), Les années de pèlerinage (1995), Eironos (1996), L’exil, l’oubli (1999), and a series of choreographic installations (1994, 1997 and 2000). A thoroughly committed artist, Perreault was responsible for the stage design, choreography, lighting and sound design of all his work. He placed fragile beings – intense, authentic and “Perreault-esque” – in a world of vast architectural spaces. Racing, jumping, ruptures, sounds and rhythms are the features of Perreault’s style, a dance with deep roots in space and place and which, in part, creates its own music. Jean-Pierre Perreault’s work constantly brings us face to face with human nature.

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