Cross My Heart and Hope is part memoir and part fiction. It comes from fragments of memories pieced together from a chaotic childhood, from the mystery of things unsaid, from trust and broken promises, and from the imaginings of possible futures.
Cross My Heart and Hope is part of a commissioning project that is comprised of solos and duets of 30 minutes each – intimate encounters created by exceptional choreographers with whom Sylvie Bouchard wanted to journey creatively, enabling all collaborators to discover together.
Choreography: Denise Fujiwara
Created with and performed by: Sylvie Bouchard
Music Composition: Phil Strong
Costume Design: Cheryl Lalonde
Script Consultant: Claude Guilmain
Lighting Design: Jareth Li
“...this induction is all the more powerful because it draws us inside a girl spirit’s attempts to communicate what she of course does not explicitly or literally understand.” - Beverley Daurio, EviDance Radio
woman in blue softly breathing
September 27, 2018
Winchester Street Theatre
Ottawa Dance Directive
photos by Simon Dann