Choreographer & dancer
A graduate of the École supérieure de ballet du Québec, Pauline Gervais has worked with choreographers including Shawn Housell, Gioconda Barbuto, and Robert Glumbek. She incarnates Drusilla in the Ballet Ouest de Montréal’s production of Ella. Her creations have been presented at the Quartiers Danses Festival, the Vue sur la Relève Festival and at the Carte-Blanche benefit evening. Her choreographies Temps Avenir and Hypnos are part of the Guelph Dance Festival (Ontario) and the Plateforme Danse Festival’s (Corsica) 2019 programs.
Pauline is collaborating with filmmaker Alexandre Paskanoi for the co-creation of their short dance film.
I am passionate about the creation of new worlds through movement. This allows me to tell my own stories, modeled as much on me as on the other dancers. During the process, I rely on a contemporary gestural language based on my personal and unconventional dance style. An extreme fluidity that connects the entire body and is interspersed with dry and trembling movements has come to characterize my language.
Photo credit: Charlotte Gervais