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June 8 – 10, 2023

Show Credits

Choreography: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Original Lighting Design: Jean Gervais
Original Set, Costumes, Music: Jean-Pierre Perreault
Rehearsal Director:
Ginelle Chagnon, with the permission of Espace Perreault Transmissions chorégraphiques
Morgyn Aronyk-Schell, Valerie Calam, Tyler Gledhill, Sully Malaeb Proulx, Connor Mitton, Natasha Poon Woo, Brodie Stevenson, Heidi Strauss
Sierra Chin Sawdy, River Waterhen
Lighting and Set Design Adaptation: Simon Rossiter
Sound Engineer: John Gzowski
Costume Coordination: Valerie Calam
Stage Manager: Marianna Rosato
Rehearsal Assistant: Johanna Bergfelt
Technical Director: Eliajah Stefura
Head Carpenter: Sandy Middleton, The National Ballet of Canada
Assistant Head Carpenter: James Fulton, The National Ballet of Canada
Second Assistant Carpenter: Chuck Thiel, The National Ballet of Canada
Head Scenic: Kelly Palmer, The National Ballet of Canada
Assistant Scenic: Will Leskevich, The National Ballet of Canada
Scenery constructed at The Gretchen Ross Production Centre, The National Ballet of Canada by members of I.A.T.S.E Local 822, 828 and 58.

Presented by Luminato Festival Toronto

Performed at the Fleck Dance Theatre

About the Show

Choreographed by Jean-Pierre Perreault


Nuit (1986) is legendary Canadian choreographer Jean-Pierre Perreault’s seminal work exploring the individual among the collective through fiery, demanding contemporary dance.

This arresting and dynamic work, performed in half-light, expresses a troubling, subterranean vulnerability, rooted in the unflinching integrity that its author succeeded in transmitting to the dancers, who become percussion instruments, beating the ground in intoxication and finally exhaustion. The singular materiality of Nuit and the interpenetration among the multiple components that Perreault created make this a major work not only in Perreault’s legacy but in the history of Canadian choreography.

Approximate run time is 80 minutes.

The 2023 presentation of Nuit was made possible by the generous support of Gretchen & Donald Ross, The Lindy Green Family Foundation, The K. M. Hunter Charitable Foundation, Donald Schmitt & Cheryl Atkinson, Terry Gardiner, Robin Vaile Robinson, and Kit and Barbara Moore.

With additional encouragement from Luke Garwood, Anna Blewchamp, Lisa Richter Davey, Lynn McDonald, William Milne, Ginelle Chagnon, Alja Pirosok, Ricardo Gomez-Inausti, Miriam Adams, Peggy Baker, Karen Gledhill, Lucille Joseph, Andrew Hartley, Susan McPherson, Kenny Pearl, Sylvain Senez, Pamela Steele, John Kenyon, Marie-Josée Chariter, Sylvie Desrosiers.

Compagnie de la Citadelle would also like to thank Toronto Metropolitan University, The National Ballet of Canada, and Espace Perreault Transmissions chorégraphiques for their partnership in bringing this work to life.


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