Joe - Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Harbourfront Centre presents

Joe - Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault

From March 17th to 23rd 2021
For more information about this event, please contact Harbourfront Centre at info@harbourfrontcentre.com.

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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 (12:00am EST) to March 23, 2021 (11:45pm EST), on one device at the time of your choosing. 

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JOE - Choreography by Jean-Pierre Perreault

A pivotal work of historical signifcance by the late Jean-Pierre Perreault, 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 seen it.  

Reviving the choreographic repertoire  

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 audiences.  

This webcast of a video recording of the piece, Joe (premiered in 1984), produced in 1995 by Bernard Picard for Radio-Canada, not only pays tribute to one of Canada's greatest choreographers, but also allows the public to discover or rediscover an absolutely breathtaking performance that has had a profound impact on contemporary dance.  

Enjoy this archival video in its vintage resolution, which is already 26 years old. The technology may have aged a little, but Joe hasn't! 

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DETAILED PROGRAM

PRE-SHOW (2 minutes) 
Presentation of the work Joe. Produced by Filigrane Archives. 

FILM (54 minutes) 

JOE 

POST-SHOW (15 minutes) 

Joe: together, yesterday and now

An incursion into the heart of a masterpiece by choreographer Jean-Pierre Perreault. Ten artists from different generations tell their experience with this dance icon, its original creation in 1983 and its various revivals until 2004.

Serge Bennathan, Hélène Blackburn, Lucie Boissinot, Ginelle Chagnon, Marie-Josée Chartier, Brianna Lombardo, Julia Sasso, Sonya Stefan, Tom Stroud and Lucie Vigneault talk to us about the work's inner life, its transmission and its importance in Canada's choreographic heritage.

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 (12:00am EST) to March 23, 2021 (11:45pm EST), on one device at the time of your choosing. 

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JOE - Choreography by Jean-Pierre Perreault

A pivotal work of historical signifcance by the late Jean-Pierre Perreault, 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 seen it.  

Reviving the choreographic repertoire  

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 audiences.  

This webcast of a video recording of the piece, Joe (premiered in 1984), produced in 1995 by Bernard Picard for Radio-Canada, not only pays tribute to one of Canada's greatest choreographers, but also allows the public to discover or rediscover an absolutely breathtaking performance that has had a profound impact on contemporary dance.  

Enjoy this archival video in its vintage resolution, which is already 26 years old. The technology may have aged a little, but Joe hasn't! 

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DETAILED PROGRAM

PRE-SHOW (2 minutes) 
Presentation of the work Joe. Produced by Filigrane Archives. 

FILM (54 minutes) 

JOE 

POST-SHOW (15 minutes) 

Joe: together, yesterday and now

An incursion into the heart of a masterpiece by choreographer Jean-Pierre Perreault. Ten artists from different generations tell their experience with this dance icon, its original creation in 1983 and its various revivals until 2004.

Serge Bennathan, Hélène Blackburn, Lucie Boissinot, Ginelle Chagnon, Marie-Josée Chartier, Brianna Lombardo, Julia Sasso, Sonya Stefan, Tom Stroud and Lucie Vigneault talk to us about the work's inner life, its transmission and its importance in Canada's choreographic heritage.

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 winner 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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