A thousand thanks,
We have reached the end of the performances of our latest creation, Perles, for this season. We have come a long way since our premiere in Ste-Geneviève on November 17th. Thank you to the presenters throughout Quebec for making room for dance in your programming. Thank you to the audience for coming to experience the works and their artists. We take the stage every night to stimulate exchange and create a sense of connection. Your presence gives meaning to our work.
I would like to thank the entire PPS Danse team: Anne-V, Benjamin, Marie-Claude, Sirine, and Ginette. It is the sum of our work that allows our projects to shine. I am extremely grateful to all of you.
I also thank the artists, performers, technical team, designers, and collaborators of Perles for their trust and for being part of the adventure. Our proposal is enriched by all of your talents and contributions, and I deeply appreciate it. Alexis Dumais and Annie Gagnon, you are invaluable allies. Where rigor and letting go meet, creation is revealed. The response we receive from audiences everywhere we go confirms that we have a beautiful show in our hands.
To all those who have been with us from the beginning and to all those who have passed through, thank you a thousand times. This great creative enterprise nourishes my appreciation for my role as artistic director and reaffirms my confidence in “the process”. This adventure demonstrates to me, once again, that creativity evolves and is best conjugated with frank, constructive, and harmonious human relationships.
Meanwhile, I have stepped away from our youth production, Le Trésor, which is also touring Quebec. To the entire touring team, congratulations and thank you! You are contributing to the cultural awakening of thousands of children with your energy and sensitivity. Marie-Eve Carrière, thank you for being the guardian of this work, ensuring its quality and evolution, even after a hundred performances.
Pierre-Paul, I am thinking of you. We are following your momentum, and I think you would be proud of us.
As we created at the end of the show Les Chaises, our Speaker was speechless to describe and envision the future of the world. In search of the words that would reveal THE existential message, he resigned himself to removing his hat and offering candidly dozens of bows, hoping that each and everyone would accept this greeting, this recognition, and their own responsibility towards the future of the world.
So to all of you named above,
A thousand bows,