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JOE FROM JEAN-PIERRE PERREAULT | WEBCAST

JOE FROM JEAN-PIERRE PERREAULT | WEBCAST

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March 17, 2021 to March 23, 2021

An iconic contemporary dance piece

A pivotal work 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.

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 foreordained destiny.

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.

This Digidance webcast is an initiative of DanceHouse (Vancouver), Danse Danse (Montréal), 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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