Be Heintzman Hope

Switch (meditations on crying) + Poetics to Activate the Technology of the Body + Nurse Tree

Be Heintzman Hope presents three projects in dialogue with one another:

Switch (meditations on crying), a dance solo drawing from strip tease, lap dance, meditation, and intuitive martial arts.

Poetics to Activate the Technology of the Body is a dance video series inspired by guided meditations and work-out video’s how to” approach. The orientation of these dance videos is a monument to catching one’s breath, calming the nervous system, and a digital spa.

Nurse Tree is an installation of body workers with the aesthetics and practices of care. It seeks to move beyond critique of the medical industrial complex to a place where alternative economies of care exist. Grappling with the need for another vision of future while acknowledging the harms of utopic thinking. 


Choreography: Be Heintzman Hope
Performers: Be Heintzman Hope, Lucy B., Kaiden Diaz, Bam Truong
Dramaturgy: Néné Myriam-Konaté, Clara Furey, Baco Lepage-Acosta, Nada Khashaba, Dhalia Li, Maxine Segalowitz, K.G. Guttman, Carol Prieur
Astrological consult: Malek Robanna
Sound weaver: Be Heintzman Hope
Support to sound weaver: Carmen Colas
Sound guides: Sasha Lang, Tomas Furey
Light fairy: Nien Tzu Weng
Costumes: Alice Lepage-Acosta
Video: Kinga Michalska, Agustina Isidori
Pictures: Kinga Michalska, Baco Lepage-Acosta

Production director: Samuel Thériault
Technical director: Justin Houde
Production: Be Heintzman Hope
Delegated production: Parbleux
Co-production: Danse-Cité, MAI | Montréal, arts interculturels, Parbleux
Co-presentation: Danse-Cité, MAI | Montréal, arts interculturels
Partners and support for creation: CCOV, Studio 303

The creation of this work was made possible thanks to the financial support of: Conseil des arts du Canada, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal