Inspired by a deep attachment to this musical form, Pierre-Paul Savoie has drawn from the repertoire of Quebec song to create Le Trésor, his latest work for young audiences.
“In addition to being a formidable artist with innumerable talents, a tireless visionary for whom the growth and influence of dance nourished his life’s journey until the very end, Pierre-Paul leaves us with the memory of a man of heart.”…read the complete testimonial
Pierre-Paul (the lighthouse),
“It is not trivial to tell that I encountered Bagne at the Theatre du cuivre in Rouyn-Noranda, in 1997 I think. There were not many of us in the room that night. I was there with friends from the Studio Rythme et Danse, my brother and my parents. For each of us, or almost, it was our first encounter with contemporary dance. What an evening!”… read the complete testimonial
“We have had the honor and pleasure of working with Pierre-Paul to advance the company’s projects. We have shared the fervor, determination and strength he brought to each project. We have seen the trust, the listening and the recognition for each collaboration. ”… read the complete testimonial
PP, (PP-roni, Pierre-Paul), my friend.
“1982 or 1983, I first saw you at Concordia University in the elevator of the VA building. Everytime the teacher tried to enter, you closed the elevator doors. Frantically pushing buttons, playing the confused innocent, you had everyone screaming with laughter. I wondered “Who is that!!?”… read the complete restimonial
“It was February 2007, in Quebec City, during RIDEAU’s annual gathering. You and I were sharing the same table in a restaurant in Old Quebec City. You had been listening to me talk for a while about a theater solo I had just seen; why it was so powerful. The last day, at the Palais des Congrès, in a room that was emptying, you invited me to a table. You told me that you wanted to go back on stage; that you hadn’t done it for twenty-five years; ”… read the complete testimonial
“It was in Quebec City, in the hustle and bustle of the closing of the contact room of the Bourse RIDEAU 2011. We barely knew each other. “Do you have two minutes, I have a project I’d like to talk to you about.” Nine months later, the show Danse Lhasa Danse, co-produced by our two companies, was presented at the Place des Arts as part of the 25th edition of Coup de cœur francophone.”… read the complete testimonial
Dance, Pierre-Paul, dance…
“January 31 marked the end of 47 years of friendship.
It was in Matane, in the Gaspé Peninsula, that Pierre-Paul and I met with the Cegep theater troupe. We fell in love with the stage and decided to make it our profession. We both went to Montreal, on the fly, to audition for the National Theatre School with excerpts from Demain matin, Montréal m’attend by Michel Tremblay. And we were both accepted! The joy.”… read the complete testimonial
“It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Pierre-Paul Savoie, a talented choreographer and an extraordinary human being, sensitive and generous. Over the years, we had the privilege of collaborating on several artistic projects, hosting him in creative residencies and presenting his exceptional shows to the public in our region.”… read the complete testimonial