The door opened West © Michael Slobodian
The door opened West © Sarah Chase

Marc Boivin


A highly sensitive dancer, Marc Boivin has led a brilliant career for over three decades, collaborating with numerous choreographers, including Ginette Laurin, Louise Bédard, Sylvain Émard, Jean-Pierre Perreault, James Kudelka, Tedd Robinson, Dominique Porte, Felix Ruckert, Mélanie Demers, and Catherine Tardif.

In addition to his career as a performer and an educator, namely at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, he has created choreographic works with several other dancers, most notably Impact, his first solo piece, that he himself performed, and Une idée sinon vraie… created incollaboration with the Quatuor Bozzini and composer Ana Sokolović. With The door opened west, Chase develops a poetics of memory related to Boivin’s childhood memories, with a strong focus on architecture and natural elements. This complex piece combines gesture sequences with specific lighting patterns, illuminating this biographical piece with a bright and mysterious arithmetic.

After creating the autobiographical solos A Crazy Kind of Hope for Andrea Nann and Unmoored for Peggy Baker, Sarah Chase closes this unique triptych that blends movement with life stories with The door opened west, dedicated to Marc Boivin.