Compagnie Marie Chouinard


Described by The New York Times as “a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness,” Marie Chouinard brings her Montreal-based troupe back to The Joyce with two works that display her compelling imagination. The visually arresting Henri Michaux: Mouvements features dancers dressed in black costumes on a white floor to create a choreographic version of India ink drawings and poetry by Belgian poet and artist Henri Michaux. The company also performs Gymnopédies, a ballet created around the theme of the duet, in which eleven dancers are each invited to take their places at a piano to play Erik Satie’s intriguing Gymnopédies.

Listen in as lauded dance writer and observer, Elizabeth Zimmer examines Chouinard’s career and the boundary-pushing works on her Joyce program in this video of a recent Dance Talks event.

Please note: Gymnopédies contains nudity.

Funding Credits
Supported by The R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance with additional special support provided by the Québec Government Office in New York. Lead support for accessible and inclusive programming provided by MetLife Foundation.
Performances are subject to change.