As a graduate of École supérieure de ballet du Québec, Pauline Gervais works with Ballet Ouest in Montreal and Johanne Madore, and collaborated with visual artist Herman Kolgen. With the Pauline Berndsen Danse company, she participated in the Festival Quartiers Danse, Festival Vue sur la Relève, Guelph Dance Festival, Westfest, Festival St-Ambroise Fringe and Plateforme Danse. Fascinated by the exploration of the body’s depth, fluidity, and disarticulation, she has created unique scenic worlds where several states of being coexist.
I like to work with movement systems. They are physical states, just like imagining having a power that is trying to escape from your hands. Our body’s complexity and the various paths we can take to move through space fascinate me. Through creating physical paths, I look at the body as malleable, flowing and flexible.