Sara Hanley in residency

Artist Residency: June 3 – 7  |  Performance during the vernissage: Saturday, June 8  • 16 p.m.

Apparaître à quelqu’un ou l’invisible visible

The piece Apparaître à quelqu’un ou l’invisible visible combines a dance performance and an audio installation. The choreography is for two dancers, one sighted and one blind. The product of reflections on the sensory body, the work puts human connection at its centre, and tries to unravel the commonly formed bond between the seeing body and the visible. It questions the concept of a binary division between handicapped and so-called “normal” people by highlighting the different perspectives and experiences of each.

The audio installation surrounding the dancers creates an ever-shifting space between the body’s internal and external tones, reality and imagination, here and elsewhere. It is a space of great density and intensity, where matter is in constant flux. The sonic envelope covers the spectators and performers alike, with the aim of stripping the senses of hierarchy and revealing connections between being and matter.



June 3 – 7
Artist Residency

Free for all members of the MAJ  |  Free for visiting non-members with an entrance ticket


Saturday, June 8  • 16 p.m.
Performance during the vernissage

Free and open to all!


About Sara Hanley

Sara Hanley is an artist and teacher who has been involved in contemporary dance for more than 20 years. She has performed pieces by numerous choreographers, including Dominique Porte, Deborah Dunn, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Maria Kefirova, James Viveiros and Sarah Bild. Her experience has led to regular collaborations as an artistic consultant for several artists and to teaching positions at Concordia University, UQAM, the École de danse de Québec and the Regroupement québécois de la danse.

She has developed cultural outreach and creation programs in collaboration with fellow artists, as well as organizations such as the Centre Turbine and the Circuit-Est choreography centre. Her recent creative projects include Corps perceptifs (2018) and Corps sonores (2019), both of which were produced in collaboration with members of the deaf and hearing-impaired communities in the Montreal area.


Images in the banner:

© Sara Hanley, Portrait. Photo: Julien Laperrière, 2019.

© Sara Hanley, Théorie des ensembles. Photo: Kaitlyn Ramsden, 2019.


In collaboration with: Ville Notre-Dame-des-Prairies and Théâtre Hector-Charland.


MAJ, logo THC + NDP, 2019





We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts

Conseil des arts du Canada