Let us imagine a straight line
credits & thanks

Ami Shulman


Ami Shulman was born and raised in South Africa and graduated with Honors  with a B.A. in Performing Arts from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She has been based in Montréal since 2001 and has worked prolifically in diverse aspects of theatre; from performance to set, costume, and lighting design. She has danced with numerous highly regarded choreographers, including Gregory Maqoma, José Navas, and Marie Chouinard. She is currently working in collaboration with musician and videographer Joseph Rovan. As a teacher of contemporary technique she has taught at The Juilliard School, Rotterdam Dance Academy, Brown University, the University of the Witwatersrand, Concordia University, and the Springboard Project in Montréal. Shulman works as a rehearsal director for several dance companies and artists; most notably for Compagnie Marie Chouinard, José Navas, and Compagnie Flak. Shulman continues to tour internationally as a performer, educator and rehearsal director.


Let us imagine a straight line has been supported by a Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award and by the Cogut Center for the Humanities. The Lighting Science Group from Sacramento, California provided the LED technology for the light sculpture at the building’s entrance (see the project profile on the Lighting Science Group website here). Special thanks to Michael Steinberg and Kit Salisbury from the Cogut Center for the Humanities, Jeffrey Parker from Brown’s Facilities management department, and Brian Prosnitz from Brown's Graphic services.

Thanks also go to Reda Bensmaia, Katherine Bergeron, Lucky Leone, Peter Bussigel, Matthew Warne, Stephen Lassonde, Monique LeBourgeois, Hannah LeBourgeois, Elizabeth Weed, Katie Kaspar, Annie Rose London, Elaine Fenton, Anne Bergeron, Michael Bergeron, Pat Rovan, Joan Rovan, Joe Rovan, Onis McHenry, Tim Hebert, Gary Kaufmann, Joe Cornicelli, Keith Hartley, Joseph Mey, Jim Moses, and Adler’s Hardware.