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Danser sur ses mains 

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Danser sur ses mains
Rodnae productions
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Dates

Thursday and Friday, March, 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2022.
Schedule : from 4:00 9.m. to 7:00 p.m.
[12-hour workshop, 4 blocks of 3 hours ]

 

Registration deadline

February 15, 2022

Language

French

Maximum number of participants

8

Cost

Subsidized Rate: 69.25$
Actual Value: 322.75$

In order to be eligible for the subsidized rate, participants must reside in Quebec and either be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,or hold a work permit (open or closed). In addition, they must have one of the following employment statuses: Self-employed individual or Support for Self-Employment Measure, employee of a non-profit organization or a company whose payroll does not exceed $2,000,000, recipient of Employment Insurance or Social Assistance, recipient of an employment integration measure, or unemployed.

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 Description 

Taught by a tandem of trainers from circus arts and dance backgrounds, this workshop explores various handstand movements.  Artists will receive feedback on their technique in order to continue their practice and achieve their objectives.  Multiple movement exploration tools and a bank of exercises will allow artists to develop their handstand movements and continue their artistic exploration while addressing the technical challenges associated with this discipline.

This workshop is intended for circus artists.

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 The trainers 

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© Crédit Alexis Vigneault

She began her artistic formation as a dancer, but after three years of training Marie-Ève Dicaire felt something was missing. Little did she know it was circus. She went on to audition at the National Circus School of Montréal, where she was accepted as a hand balancer, and quickly found hand balancing to be a unique mix of precision and fluidity. Since her graduation in 2006, she has performed her act throughout Switzerland with Starlight Circus and Circus Monti, in Germany with various cabaret such as Tigerpalast.More recently, she had the occasion to join the 7 fingers for the creation of the show Tryptique and Vive et Vertu and also Cirque Éloize for the show Nezha. Even to this day, Marie-Eve continues to develop herself as a dancer only now she does it while standing on her hands.

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Originally from Houston, Texas, Zack Tang holds a diploma from The High School for Performing and Visual Arts (07). Upon receiving his BFA from The Juilliard School, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, Zack won the Hector Zaraspe Prize for choreography. He has worked with choreographers Victor Quijada, Peter Chu, Alexander Ekman, Stijn Celis, Larry Kegwin, Mark Morris, and Darrell Grand Moltrie, Andrew Skeels, and has performed works by José Limón, Anthony Tudor, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, and Bronislava Nijinska. In 2012, Zack was listed in Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch”. This led him into two years with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet in San Francisco. Shortly after Zack moved to Canada to join RUBBERBANDANCE GROUP for 7 seasons. During his time in Montreal, Zack has been casted as a guest artist for events and advertisements for Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, Street Parade, Aldo, Skeels Danse, Running Leap Pictures and Meaningless Music Video avec Charlotte Cardin.

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 Workshop outline 

Course #1 
Learning technique, basic positions - Exploration of balanced movement -Exploration of danced movement

Course #2
Technical learning according to the needs of the participants as established in class 1 - Duet work in balance with the concepts of touch and non-touch manipulation - Exploration of these concepts in dance movement

Course #3
Technical warm-up in the form of movement research in balance
Technical work according to the established objectives - Exploration of waves, bounce, tracing as much in danced movement as on the hands

Course #4 
Technical work on the established objectives
Sharing of different movement explorations and discovery of new ones.
Integration of these new movement concepts in balance

 

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 Required material 

Appropriate clothing and note-taking materials.

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 Location 

Studio Kalabanté
7996 - 17e Avenue, Montréal, QC H1Z 3R3

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