Parcours des jeunes spectateurs

By offering this unique opportunity for a dynamic encounter of dance works, artists and the citizens of tomorrow, the Parcours des jeunes spectateurs will enrich the lives and imaginations of adolescents by introducing them to contemporary dance and dance makers while promoting the richness and relevance of this art form.

This project is designed to raise teenager’s exposure to and access to the arts. It thus reflects one of the principal mandates of Danse Danse: raising awareness of contemporary dance and that is audience development.

Throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, students from the dance program at École secondaire Monseigneur-Richard in Verdun, are invited to discover the contemporary dance universe with Danse Danse's season – from backstage to the scene and following the path of creation via different workshops, rehearsals and performances.

PARCOURS ACTIVITIES

  • 4 workshops by Annie-Claude Coutu Geoffroy, cultural mediator, preparing to the shows
  • 1 movement workshop with Hofesh Shechter, choreographer of Grand Finale
  • 1 visit to the venue during technical setup of Dance Me (BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal) with Claude Caron, Danse Danse production manager
  • 1 meeting with the artists of Le cri des méduses by Alan Lake Factori(e)
  • 1 workshop on the rink with Le Patin Libre
  • Danse Danse shows:
    • Grand Finale, Hofesh Shechter Company (Londres)
    • Dance Me, BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
    • Le cri des méduses, Alan Lake Factori(e) (Quebec city)
    • Treshold (Seuil), Le Patin Libre (Montreal)

Throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, 30 students from the dance program at École secondaire Cavelier-De LaSalle discovered the contemporary dance universe with Danse Danse's season – from backstage to the scene and following the path of creation via different workshops, rehearsals and performances.

PARCOURS ACTIVITIES

  • 4 workshops by Annie-Claude Coutu Geoffroy, cultural mediator, preparing to the shows
  • 1 movement workshop with Anne Plamondon, choreographer and dancer
  • 1 dance/music workshop with Michelle Dorrance, choreographer and performer from New York
  • 1 visit to the venue during technical setup of Ballet BC triple bill with Claude Caron, Danse Danse production manager
  • Danse Danse shows:
    • Fractals of You, Tentacle Tribe (Montreal)
    • ETM: Double Down, Dorrance Dance (New York)
    • Programme triple, Ballet BC (Vancouver)
    • Rain, Rosas (Brussels)

Throughout the 2015-2016 academic year, 26 students from the dance program at École secondaire Lucien Pagé in Montreal, accompanied by their teacher Stéphanie Connors, discovered the contemporary dance universe with Danse Danse's season – from backstage to the scene and following the path of creation via different workshops, rehearsals and performances.

PARCOURS ACTIVITIES

  • 8 workshops in class by Fabienne Cabado, cultural mediator, preparing to the shows
  • 1 visit to the venue during technical setup of Sun (Hofesh Shechter Company) with Claude Caron, Danse Danse production manager
  • 1 rehearsal of BJM – Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal and a meeting wih Louis Robitaille, artistic director
  • 2 movement workshops with Anne Plamondon, choreographer and dancer 
  • Danse Danse shows:
    • Sun, Hofesh Shechter Company
    • Mono Lisa + Kosmos + Rouge, BJM – Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
    • Swan Lake, Dada Masilo - Dance Factory Johannesbourg
    • Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune + Le Sacre du printemps, Compagnie Marie Chouinard