Be Heintzman Hope, Parbleux

Switch (meditations on crying)

Available to tour for seasons: 2024-25, 2023-24

Photo credit

Performer(s) in the photo: Be Heintzman Hope

Photographer: Kinga Michalska




45 min.

Number of interpreter(s)


Target audience(s)



LGBTQIA+ community, Indoors, Official selection Parcours Danse 2023


Drawing from strip tease, lap dance, meditation and intuitive martial arts – Switch (meditations on crying) wrestles with socialized notions of sexiness and the buddhist concept of the hungry ghost. The hungry ghost in eastern philosophy represents the insatiable hunger alive in people that leads to addiction, self harm or harm to others. Switch (meditations on crying) is a dance solo that embodies the fluid and creaturely aspects of personhood, calling upon sensation to disrupt objectification.


Be Heintzman Hope


Choreography and performer : Be Heintzman Hope
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


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