be heintzman hope

May 2 to 6, 2023

Switch (meditations on crying) + Poetics to Activate the Technology of the Body + Nurse Tree 

Tiotia:ke / Mooniyang / Montreal

Dance / Performance / Video

Presented in English

May 2, 2023: 7:30pm

May 3, 2023: 7:30pm

May 4, 2023: 7:30pm

May 5, 2023: 7:30pm

May 6, 2023: 2 pm

Be Heintzman Hope presents three projects in dialogue with one another:

Switch (meditations on crying), is a dance solo drawing from strip tease, lap dance, meditation, and intuitive martial arts.

Poetics to Activate the Technology of the Body is a dance video series inspired by guided meditations and work-out video’s “how to” approach. These dance videos are a monument to catching one’s breath, to calming the nervous system, as well as a digital spa.

Nurse Tree is an installation of body workers with the aesthetics and practices of care. It seeks to move beyond the critique of the medical industrial complex to a place where alternative economies of care exist. Grappling with the need for another vision of future while acknowledging the harms of utopic thinking.

Free childcare will be offered during the performance on May 6th 2023. Register here.

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A co-production with Danse-Cité, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), Parbleux (delegated producer) and Be Heintzman Hope.
Co-presented by Danse-Cité and MAI.


Choreographer & Interpreter: Be Heintzman Hope | Performers: Be Heintzman Hope, Kaiden Diaz, Lucy B., Bam Truong | Dramaturgy: nènè myriam-konaté, Clara Furey, Nada Khashaba, Maxine Segalowitz, K.G. Guttman, Carol Prieur | Sound Weaver: Carmen Colas | Light Fairy: Nien Tzu Weng | Costumes: Alice Lepage-Acosta | Video: Baco Lepage-Acosta | Technical director: Samuel Thériault | Co-production/Co-production: Danse-Cité, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), Parbleux, Be Heintzman Hope | Co-presentation: Danse-Cité, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) | Partners and support for creation: CCOV, Studio 303

The creation of this work was made possible thanks to the financial support of: Conseil des arts du Canada, Conseil des arts de Montréal.