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Claire Pearl

Dancer, Choreographer

Claire Pearl (she/her) is a dance and performance maker and mover from Tiohtià:ke/ Montreal. She is a choreography graduate from the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) as well as from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) from which she holds a bachelor’s degree in dance performance and choreography.

Claire is fascinated by the transformative effects of the imagination on the performer’s presence, detailed physical textures and experienced reality. Through the creation of various imaginary spaces, situations and contexts within the performers, the meeting (or collision) of individual scores create friction in herself. Through various forms of friction, she finds an experience of truth that she attempts to convey in her creations; Archives of Youth (2022), Sink Your Teeth into the Void (2022), Portrait sous Microscope (2021-22), Rien à sauver (2020). She collaborates closely with the performers she works with, thus crafting personal and intimate movement structures that reflects the co-thinking of these partnership.

As a performer, Claire has worked with Sarah Dell’Ava, Catherine Lavoie-Marcus, and in co-created works with Léonie Bélanger and Laura Borello-Bellemare.