Events \\ In-Person

Zachari Logan: Remembrance Dance Residency

Thursday, July 14–Saturday, July 23, 2022

In celebration of Zachari Logan: Remembrance, Canadian choreographer Sébastien Provencher and artists Rodney Diverlus and Drew Bathory will conduct live choreography sessions within the spaces of the museum and the Ropes Mansion Garden. The dancers will explore aspects of transformation and the healing potential of grief through gesture and movement. The workshops are open to the public and will culminate with three on-site performances that offer a new interpretation of the artist’s work.


Thursday, July 14
Noon–3 pm | PEM Garden Atrium | Included with admission
4–7 pm | Ropes Mansion Garden, 318 Essex St., Salem | Free

Friday, July 15
Noon–3 pm | PEM Garden Atrium | Included with admission
4–7 pm | Ropes Mansion Garden | Free

Saturday, July 16
4–7 pm | Ropes Mansion Garden | Free

Monday, July 18
10 am–4 pm | PEM Garden Atrium | Included with admission


Thursday, July 21 | 7–7:40 pm
Ropes Mansion Garden | Free

Friday, July 22 | 6–6:40 pm
and Saturday, July 23 | 12–12:40 pm
PEM Garden Atrium | Included with admission

Sébastien Provencher

Sébastien Provencher (choreographer, he/him)
Sébastien Provencher is interested in interdisciplinary work. As a creator, Sébastien evolved in the contemporary dance field in Montréal, Toronto and Québec City as a choreographer, teacher, curator and performer. He has presented his work across Canada, France and Germany with support from the Canada Arts Council, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and the Conseil des Arts de Montréal. Visit his website at or Instagram Photo © Alain Wong.

Lorganisme (company)
Sébastien Provencher is part of Lorganisme, an artistic organization which seeks to strengthen the activity of choreographers, bringing them together and encouraging them to deepen their artistic approach by sharing their creative, human, and material resources. See more on their Facebook at

Rodney Diverlus

Rodney Diverlus (performer, they/them)
Rodney Diverlus is a Haitian-Canadian multi-hyphenate artist and artivist who uses the body and voice as sites to host movement, text, and protest. Their work samples from contemporary, jazz, and afro-diasporic dance, physical theater, multidisciplinary performance, and public arts-based political interventions. Rodney has created and presented choreographic works for Toronto Dance Theatre, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Tableau d’Hôte Theatre and Art Gallery of Ontario, among others. Follow them on Instagram @rodneydiverlus. Photo © Maxim Kopanygin.

Drew Bathory

Drew Bathory (performer, they/he)
Drew is a multidisciplinary creator and producer living and working in Tiohti:áke (Montreal). Their practice is informed by over 20 years of research and experience in both expressive and inquiry based arts with a current focus on the relationship between self inquiry and self expression. A graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts and Alumni of Berklee College of Music and Concordia University, Drew’s practice is rooted in curiosities around exchange, collaboration and the capacity for healing through shared human experiences. See their Instagram at @drewbathory. Photo by Julien Villeneuve.