when your baby dies

Miscarriage is a ubiquitous yet rarely discussed human experience: 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss. when your baby dies combines contemporary dance with an original script and live experimental music. Using sensitivity, humour, and brutal honestly, this piece explores the trauma left on bodies by experiences of infant loss and infertility.

Creation : Helen Simard

Interpreters involved in the research process : Laurence Dufour, Burçu Emec, Holly Gauthier-Frankel, Ja James Britton Johnson, Travis Knights, Mathieu Leroux, Brianna Lombardo, Chi Long, Lucy May

Music : Roger White
Dramaturgical Support : Sarah Elkashef, Hélène Baquet, Dana Schnitzer

Translation : Mathieu Leroux

Financial Support

Canada Council for the Arts

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec


Creative Residencies

Playwrights' Workshop Montréal

Agora de la danse

Montréal Danse Choreographic Workshop

Diagramme Gestion Culturelle & Studio Flak (Studios Solidaires)


Théâtre du Tandem & Musée d'art de Rouyn-Noranda