Documentary capsules around the piece recreation project 

Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser  (God did not create you to dance) glorifies contemporary dance as it is, in all its plurality, with its strengths, idiosyncrasies and flaws. Through its mocking airs, the piece draws the portrait of that It factor, of these « je-ne-sais-quoi » (indescribable qualities) defining dance and what we enjoy in it. Beyond its apparent lightness, Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser openly questions our tastes (even the supposedly indisputable ones), our expectations and our appreciations of dance shows. What touches us, entertains us, makes us think? Don’t our failures and mistakes sometimes reveal themselves as fragile, human, alive and moving?

For its recreation, the piece was the subject of documentary capsules piloted by Claudia Chan Tak. From the updating of the work to the role of the interpreters through this process, watch the five documentary capsules and the interview (in french) led by Sophie Michaud with Marie Béland and the interpreters Dany Desjardins, Zoey Gauld, Simon-Xavier Lefebvre, Anne Thériault and MC Gilles.


Photo : Dany Desjardins, Zoey Gauld, Simon-Xavier Lefebvre, Anne Thériault © Mathieu Doyon
Video clips from the documentation and archiving project of Dieu ne t’a pas créé juste pour danser. Directed by Claudia Chan Tak. Interview conducted by: Sophie Michaud.
Production: maribé – sors de ce corps et la Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault. These videos was produced with the support of the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault and Accès Culture