Christine (cricri) Bellerose is a Québecois movement artist and researcher. Her journey from musician, costume-maker, clown, responsive technology dancer, and playwright have matured into simple solo-explorations in the wild. Today she dances forms of butoh, durational performance art, and somatic arts with nature’s elements, and cultural artefacts.
Eastern-Western cosmologies permeate her art and research. Christine completed her classical music studies at the Conservatoire de musique classique du Québec. A grant from the Canadian South East Asian Foundation allowed her to contribute to Dr. Vu Thi Thanh Huong’s body language project, with the Centre for Linguistics and Vietnamese studies in Hanoi. In Beijing, she found Homônumos — art, literature, philosophy, and science multilingual magazine. Her project, “Performative Listening of Métis Artifact,” funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, led to her current doctoral research in Dance Studies at York University (Toronto Canada), on the significance of the body as site-of-research. She is assisting archival/embodied research, “Collective Historical Acts of Social Memory,” funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, with Dr. Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt and Carol Anderson, on the National Choreographic Seminars (1978-1991).