Over My Dead Body
With masterworks like Pornography of the Soul and A Little Tenderness for Crying Out Loud!, queer Montreal choreographer and wild child of the international dance scene Dave St-Pierre has shocked audiences with raw aesthetics, violent physicality and the astonishing beauty of naked humanity, provoking comparisons to Pina Bausch’s theatre of cruelty. Now, only 34, St-Pierre’s health is seriously declining: his cystic fibrosis has worsened, plastic tubes connect him to an oxygen tank, and without a transplant he will die. As the months pass and he waits for the call about a donor that could save his life, director Brigitte Poupart—his “soul sister” and longtime collaborator—gathers stunning excerpts from his danceworks, beautifully composed images and tableaux, scenes from the hospital and operating room, interviews, graphics and text and brilliantly manipulates them into a portrait of an artist facing death and a powerful, immersive work of contemporary documentary cinema. Lynne Fernie
Co-Presented with Co-presented with [The Walrus Foundation](http://walrusmagazine.com/).
- The Globe and Mail review