Harold Rheaume and Katrina McPherson

Artist presentation at Screen.Dance Scotland’s Festival of Dance on Screen 2019

Katrina McPherson and Harold Rhéaumee are delighted to present their new collaborative screendance work Paysages Mixtes/Mixed Landscapes (Scotland/Quebec, 2019). They will give a brief over-view of the project, which has its background in the 1990’s, when the artists made a number of dance films together. In 2016, after 18 years of separation, a chance encounter reignited their desire to collaborate and, with Harold’s company Le Fils d’Adrien danse and Moray-based Dance North, they made a successful application to the Quebec-UK Connections fund, resulting in this original short dance film and artist book. Paysages Mixtes/Mixed Landscapes is a series of duets and solos performed for the camera by McPherson and Rhéaume, in which they move though various nuanced versions of their relationship, filmed in evocative rural and urban landscapes in Quebec and Scotland. 
Director and screendance artist Katrina McPherson’s creative, scholarly and educational work is at the forefront of the international field. her forward-looking, research-driven, hybridized arts practice has resulted in, and continues to generate, films, installations and on-line works that have been presented at numerous venues and festivals and won awards internationally. 
Harold Rhéaume built a prolific, accessible, authentic and profoundly human work since his beginnings in Le Groupe de la Place Royale in 1989. Intuitive, admirative of Fred Astaire’s work, art, architecture and human relation, he suggests a sensitive, sculptural and expressive dance. Polyvalent artist, he is the artistic director of his own company Le fils d’Adrien danse (Adrien’s son is dancing), named after his father. .