They Dance With Their Heads

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.


Director Biography – Thomas Corriveau

Thomas Corriveau made his first films in the 1980s and pursued a career as a visual artist, working mainly in the fields of drawing, painting 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. After a two-decade hiatus, he returned to animation and is now fully involved as an independent director.


Director Statement

As a visual artist, I am interested in the transformation of still images into animation. As I draw and paint, I want the energy of the colored lines to fully participate in the emergence of a strong and sensitive bodily presence, both for the characters and the backgrounds.







Thomas Corriveau

Painting + Drawing

Thomas Corriveau


Marc Béland


Guido del Fabbro


Olivier Calvert


Thomas Corriveau