Hubert Theriault sitting in a cafe in front of a mirror and wearing a black turtleneck

Dance (MFA)

Hubert Thériault is a French-Canadian performer, physical actor, puppeteer, choreographer and movement researcher. Thériault’s interests revolve around mythologies, strategies of storytelling, anticolonialism, trans-temporalities and somatics of social justice. Through his practices, Thériault attempts at creating spaces of representation and of dissolution where colonial narratives are confronted to the alternative perspectives.

For the moment, Thériault focuses on the historical specificities of Quebec’s white Catholic Francophone population and their (his) responsibilities in the colonization of Eastern Canada. 

Thériault believes in dance as a vehicle for sense-making and community building. He is also interested in the ways movement traverses times and generations and societies. He believes that while living in the entanglements of histories’ threads, knitting sweaters is a sustainable practice of reconciliation and of community building. 

Thériault has completed a BFA in Contemporary Dance at Concordia University, Montreal (2022), and took part in danceWeb’s 2022 program. He has created and directed the shadow puppetry piece “CROISÉ,” which was presented at Montreal Fringe Festival (2018), and is the choreographer and co-creator of two dance-videos: “Before the Collapse” (2019) and “If Dreams Were to Die” (2020). Thériault works as a physical actor with Sébastien Cliche and appears in his video installation called “Le Ruban” (2016). He was awarded the J/Desmarais ICB Performance Arts Award (2020). Thériault takes great pleasure in practicing movement, and he believes that the thinking of movement can allow a different way to move toward each other, together.