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Acrobatic movement and dance for atypical spaces 

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Acrobatic movement and dance for atypical spaces
© Alain Jutras
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Dates

Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and November 5, 2020
Schedule : from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
[ 9-hour workshop ]

 

Registration deadline

September 23, 2020

Language

French

Maximum number of participants

20

Cost

Subsidized Rate: 28.00$
Actual Value: 188.00$

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.

Description

This online workshop aims to expand the kinetic vocabulary, quality of movement and improvisational skills of circus artists. What are the possibilites of creating and performing acrobatic dance and movement sequences in atypical spaces? The workshop will address concepts such as floor movement, choreographic combinations, the developpment of sequences, and dance and acrobatic movement research.

This workshop is designed for circus artists and is offered online on Zoom.

 

Required materials

A computer and a good wifi connection.

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 Trainer 

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Circus atist, dancer, skateboarder, clown, stuntman, acrobat, and juggler, Vincent Jutras is passionate about the arts of movement. In 2013, he was admitted to the National Circus School of Montreal, where he honed his technical skills and developped his own approach. After graduating in 2016 with two differents acts, he started his professional circus career. The 7 Fingers, Cirque du Soleil, Circus Monti, Tohu, and Haut-Vol are some of the companies for which Vincent worked in the last few years. With his partner Eline Guélat, he co-founded La Croustade, a multidisciplinary circus company, in 2018. They are jumping in this crazy new adventure to create original, innovative and open-minding shows that represent them. Vincent has taught movement workshops for nine years for contexts and institutions such as Extravadanse Studio, the National Circus School of Montreal and l’École de cirque de Verdun.

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 Workshop outline 

Course #1 (1.5 hrs)
Discussion with participants, presentation of the lesson plan, warm-up, explanation and exploration of 4 main themes (speed, density, space and level), exploration of concepts: guiding, isolation, copying/copying, mini-combo #1 (choreography), stretching, and return on the course.

Course #2: (1.5 hrs)
Warm-up, quick review of the last course (concepts), exploration of new concepts: fixed point, puppet, soft tornado, ground work: notions of descent and weight, mini-combo (take the same and principle of the PSV), stretching, and discussions: review of the course.

Course #3: (1.5 hrs)
Warm-up, review of the last classes (concepts), exploration of new concepts: negative space, loss of control, basic acrobatics and search for acrobatic movements according to one's strengths and weaknesses, mini-combo #2 and principles of VPS, musicality, exercises and reflections, stretching, and discussions on the concepts presented and on musicality (preferences, facilities, etc.).

Course #4: (1.5 hrs)
Warm-up, muscle control exercises (contractions and relaxations), floor work: leaning and moving, beginning to create a personal choreographic phrase (with the concepts used), mini-combo #3, stretching, and discussions: is creativity a muscle that can be worked?

Course #5: (1.5 hrs)
Warm-up, exploration of concepts combined with floor work, acrobatic research / jam, creation of a new choreographic phrase with the A+B+C+D method, etc., beginning of reflection on: how to inject narrativity/background into all types of movements, mini-combo #4

Course #6: (1.5 hrs)
Warm-up, exploration of concepts mixed together, creation of a new choreographic phrase using the "movement specificity + theme = new movements" method, presentation of phrases, jamming, discussions and reflections on creation, choreographies in the circus world, circus and acrobatic vocabulary.

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