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Pauline Berndsen Dance

Based in Montreal, Pauline Berndsen Danse is a contemporary dance company that was founded in 2018 by Pauline Gervais. The company's choreographic work has been presented at Festival Quartiers Danses (Montreal), DANTZAN TZAN Fest (Spain), Plateforme Danse (Corsica), Festival Vue sur la Relève (Montreal), Guelph Dance Festival, (Ontario), Westfest (New York), Festival St-Ambroise Fringe (Montreal), and the Festival de danse contemporaine de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke). Fascinated by the exploration of the body in its viscerality, fluidity and disarticulation, Pauline Gervais creates new scenic worlds where several states of being cohabit.


The company has produced three short films, HERBERT , Merging bodies and Temps Sauvages , in collaboration with the Festival Quartiers Danses and the Festival Vue sur la relève . 


This Montreal-based company presents a movement signature that represents an eclectic marriage between fluidity, articulation and precision. Through movement, Pauline Gervais stages journeys through new worlds and atmospheres.


A graduate of the 2005-2017 cohort of the École supérieure de ballet du Québec, Pauline Gervais is a Montreal-based dancer and choreographer. Pauline Gervais has worked with Ballet Ouest de Montréal, Johanne Madore , Art' Mouv and Anne Dryburgh . She has also collaborated with visual artist Herman Kolgen on two visual installations, Retina presented at the Musée d'Art Contemporain and CoHabitation presented at the Grand Théâtre de Québec.  Pauline Gervais has also danced and choreographed for various music videos for the video production company Romeo et Fils, such as Maxyme by Caravane, Drama by Obey the Brave and Iris by J.U.D. 





Pauline Gervais, founder and artistic director of Pauline Berndsen Danse

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