— Montreal is in red zone since October 01, 2020. The activities of MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) are suspended until further notice. This performance is suspended indefinitely. See MAI’s latest updates related to COVID-19. —
Pomegranate is a solo by veteran Montreal dancer Heather Mah. The performance is an interpretation of her grandmother’s life, a fragmented journey told through stories of family and migration that begin in China in 1895. As a performer Heather has worked with some of Quebec’s most innovative dance companies: Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Lucie Grégoire Danse, and Le Carré des Lombes, to name but a few. In 2005, she obtained a B.A. with distinction (Psychology) and a certificate in coaching. Still a dancer today, she also works as an instructor and coach, employing wellness practices to promote health and balance in body and mind.
Heather Mah is a recipient of the 2018-2019 joint support in dance CAM+MAI.
Conseil des arts de Montréal and the MAI partner to offer a range of services to a choreographer (or a collective of choreographers) who encounters structural and systemic obstacles in their artistic practice based on their identities. This partnership provides artists with the means to question, test ideas and techniques, to collaborate and create through a well-supported process that is inclusive of time, space and administrative resources. In 2021, two in process-showing will take place.
Produced with the support from the Government of Québec and the City of Montréal
as part of l’Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal, and from the Canada Council for the Arts