Thomas Corriveau

Thomas Corriveau, still from They Dance With Their Heads

Thomas Corriveau made his first films in the 1980s and pursued a career as a visual artist, working in the fields of drawing, painting, printmaking and animation. His works are part of various private and public collections and he has exhibited regularly in Canada and abroad. He is a professor at the School of Visual and Media Arts at Université du Québec in Montréal. For ten years, he has been fully involved as an independent animation filmmaker.

They Dance With Their Heads (Cinédanse film)
The severed head of a choreographer is held captive by an eagle on a desert island. With a dazzling mastery of drawing and painting, this animated short unexpectedly takes us into the sensitive world of an artist madly in love with dance. The film was developed from a series of workshops with dancers in Montréal. Describing the process, Thomas Corriveau said that he wanted the energy of the colored lines to fully participate in the emergence of a strong and sensitive bodily presence for the interpretations.