Heather Mah

December 2 to 4, 2021

pomegranate

Luc Sencal

MONTREAL

DANCE

December 2, 2021: 7:30 p.m.

December 3, 2021: 7:30 p.m.

December 4, 2021: 2:00 p.m.

December 4, 2021: 7:30 p.m.

With degrees in both dance and psychology and trained in martial arts, yoga and coaching, performer and choreographer Heather Mah has been active since the early 80’s and has appeared in the works of Marie Chouinard, Gilles Maheu, Danièle Desnoyers and Pierre-Paul Savoie. Her first major solo work, Pomegranate, is the fragmented portrait of a life scarred by migration – the imagined journey of her own grandmother, born in China in 1895. Inspired by her family history, the work depicts isolation, suffering and the search for new meaning, themes that reverberate within the greater migratory movement of the era. Created around the time of her 60th birthday, an age that corresponds both to that of her grandmother’s death and to the stage of life when physical beauty finds itself usurped by experience, Pomegranate uses the fruit of its title as a prism through which to examine fertility and femininity, rejuvenation and resilience. Moving and poetic, this performance-homage takes the form of an intimate and introspective journey where past and present coexist.

 

*The performance on December 4 at 2:00 p.m. is offered in audio description for the visually impaired audience.

The 55 minutes of the choreographic work will be made accessible to all people who have complete or partial vision loss. Blind and partially sighted audiences will receive live narration by two audio describers: Enora Rivière and Georges-Nicolas Tremblay.

audio description of choreographic works

 


Credits: Technical Director: Lee Anholt | Lighting design: Marc Parent | Sound design: Alexander MacSween | Video : Bernar Hébert | Costumes: Angelo Barsetti | Production Manager: Mario Brien.

With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts de Montréal, Alliance Program and MAI Residency Program.