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Dennis Bergevin

Studio Portrait of the Artist

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Dennis Bergevin, who makes wigs for no less than twenty opera companies in this country, has recreated his studio space with so rich a mixture of personal memorabilia, that it becomes a moving self-portrait. The site becomes a performance place where his public and private lives become one.

When

2001

About The Artist

Dennis Bergevin has twenty-five years of experience as a professional opera make-up artist and twelve years of experience as a sculptor working with clay. Growing up, he was always inspired by his mother’s artistic paintings. He was a natural artist and always had a talent in various different mediums. His career as an artist took off when he was awarded a grant to study makeup and wig-making at the National Opera Institute in New York City. Bergevin lives in Pittsburgh’s Northside and is an active artist, working mostly in the mediums of sculpture and painting.

Dennis Bergevin, who makes wigs for no less than twenty opera companies in this country, has recreated his studio space with so rich a mixture of personal memorabilia, that it becomes a moving self-portrait. The site becomes a performance place where his public and private lives become one.

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