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Be Heintzman Hope

Be Heintzman Hope is a facilitation-artist, vocalist, dancer, and performer based in Tio’tia:ke, commonly known as Montreal. They are a descendant of the first Chinese immigrants to arrive in so-called ‘Canada’ and hold German and Scottish blood as part of their ancestry and inherited occupancy of Indigenous land. From 2013-2015 they performed in the collaborative duo Psych-Ich Lie. This project strung together electronic music through dream-like narrative, holding space for healing articulated through confrontational dance performance, and wrestling tactics. Over the past five years, they have developed a movement and voice pedagogy under the name Womb Cxre- an “ephemeral institution” that prioritizes the needs of queer, trans, racialized bodies and sex workers.