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Montréal Danse is seeking four choreographers to participate in the 19th edition of the Choreographic Workshops, which will take place from December 12 to 16, 2022. Choreographers will participate in an intensive week of research, discussion and artistic process development. Choreographers will be paired with two dancers and accompanied by two creative process experts, Kathy Casey and Ana Dubljevic. Daily morning lectures are offered to participants and are open to the public.
The Choreographic Workshops aim to create a community and a caring space free of production pressure. Choreographers must be willing to question their artistic process and choreographic reflections with openness, curiosity and rigor.
Profiles sought-Diversity of experience and practices-Minimum 2 pieces already choreographed and presented-Ability and willingness to question their choreographic work-Resident of Quebec
The cost of participation in the workshop is $400 + taxes.
What is provided-5 evening meals-Artistic support before and during the workshop-2 dancers for the research-20 hours of studio time-Videos of daily presentations
A day in the Choreographic Workshops-Individual meetings between choreographers and facilitators-Conference and discussion(Lunch break)-Rehearsal (4 hours)-Informal presentations to the other participants-Dinner/discussion with facilitators and choreographers
To apply, please fill out the following form.
Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2022.
This workshop is possible thanks to our partners: Tangente, Agora de la danse, Emploi-Québec
Despite the context, we continue to operate within a framework adapted to the reality of the pandemic.
Four choreographers were selected to experience and contribute to an intensive week of research, discussion and artistic process development from December 12-16, 2022. Working as facilitators with these choreographers will be two experts who bring a wide range of experience to the process:
Choreographer and Dancer
Performer and Dance Against Violence Dancer-Facilitator
Choreographer and Dancer
Dancer and Dance Against Violence Dancer-Facilitator
Dancer and Choreographer
December 12 to 15 – Agora de la danse, Montreal.
To attend the conferences, please reserve your place by filling out this form.
December 12th Invisible HelpI began a multi-year training in mediumship / psychic / spiritual development in 2020 at a spiritualist learning center in New Jersey. Without collapsing practices with differing aims, outcomes and contexts into one, this talk will explore how intuitive practice intersects with artistic experimentation. I will share moments of personal process coming to learn about my own internal symbolic language and how this has shifted my relationship both to making and to being with myself and others. Studying outside of the arts and also outside of religious dogma, in circles of practicing mediums, trance mediums, etc. – made building a more conscious fluency with my own inner world a necessity. And has piqued curiosity and tension about how alchemical substances like self-trust, faith, and non-dual love enter into contemporary practice.
Choreographer, Dancer and Dramaturg
December 13thWhen Objects Wink“Matter does not function as a passive channel for human action, affect, and desire; instead, it acts by constructing, reshaping, choreographing, and obstructing the humans with which it interacts.”
– Karen Barad
This seminar will be based around my long-standing obsession with objects in performance. It will draw from my article “When Objects Wink” from the book Moving Parts, Articulated Bodies in Performance edited by Erin Hill. Inspired by Jane Bennet’s notion of “thing power”, I will articulate several examples within my own work where objects assert their dramaturgical force within emergent forms of the choreographic practice. Part lecture, part practice session, we will think together about how we can be with, not boss or dominate, the (so-called) inanimate things with whom we share space and time as we practice a micro-politics that decentres the human author.
December 14thHosting in Participatory ProjectsThis talk will explore the challenges of inviting the public into participatory pieces. I am involved in several works that require audiences to interact in some way with them to function fully. In each of them, it became necessary to consider how to clarify for visitors what was hoped of them. This meant adding the role of hosting into our dramaturgical considerations.
Hosting has so many considerations that come with it : How do we want to be together? What is the balance and what are the means to create a secure space for those who need it and leave freedom for those who want it? Do we really know what to invite and what it means for what we uninvite?
I will use three recent creations and their different invitations as points of reference : All in All conceived by Benoit Lachambre, Invisible by Aurélie Pedron and RADIOMATON by Marie Béland and Simon Laroche.
December 15thDeep DreamingRemember that time we met in the future, exploring our infinite imaginary wonder? It smelt like soft blankets and wet soil. I felt those hard-driven hands play and transform radiating light. Living something of the past and far-reaching splendid dimensions. Tasting medicine in our breath. Swallowing tenderness within our gut. Deep Dreaming shares my relational practice and its connection to performance and my multidisciplinary work. Living, dreaming, breathing, laughing in the territory of Treaty No. 3 and my love and labor through the generations.