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Regional Classes (Spring 2023) – Laurentians

$7/class - (actual value: $20)

L'Autre Versant Studio, 180, Tamaracouta Road, Mille-Isles


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Prior pre-registration required

Important: only those who apply the registration procedures for RQD regional classes will be admitted.


Annie Gagnon
May 8 to 12, 2023, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Annie Gagnon © Marjorie Guindon

 © Marjorie Guindon

Annie Gagnon‘s class focuses on exploring the quality of presence to oneself, to the other, to the group and to space. Through guided improvisations and creative games, you will explore the notions of instinct, intuition, alignment and the quest for authenticity in movement. The objective is to stimulate your creativity and develop tools to feed your interpretation.

What you will learn in this class is inspired by the practices of Chi-Kung, Polarity, Chi Nei Tsang, art therapy and a continuous personal research of the teacher of the movement of self-presence.

About Annie

Annie Gagnon studied visual arts then turned to contemporary dance and graduated from the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (EDCM) in 2002. A performer and choreographer, she has presented her pieces throughout Quebec, notably Si j’étais une de ces femmes, La Marche invisible and Constellations. Annie is rehearsal director and artistic advisor for several choreographers and dance companie like La Compagnie Marie Chouinard, O Vertigo, Destins crossed, etc.



Charles Brecard
June 12 to 16, 2023, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Charles Brécard© Olivia Nguyen

 © Olivia Nguyen

Charles Brecard has developed a practice that challenges the body, the mind, and the soul. His class stems from years of experimentation and training in street, traditional, modern, and contemporary dance. Inspired by biomechanics, psychology, and philosophy, he offers a systemic vision beyond esthetic form.

The goals are extreme control and extreme fluidity. You will be guided through isolation exercises, footwork, floorwork, rhythm work and technical combinations foregrounding discovery, failure, and play, as well as awareness of self and others. You will develop your coordination, proprioception, endurance, and joint mobility.

Although exploration is a fundamental part of this practice, the class focuses on technical, functional, and kinesthetic notions. The aim is for you to find and strengthen new creative and expressive pathways, to make your spine, your centre, and your extremities more fluid and more connected, and to tend to a state of flow to better live in the present moment.

About Charles

Charles Brecard graduated from the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (EDCM) in 2013. As a performer, he has collaborated with several artists and companies including Parts+Labour_Danse, Grand Poney and Skeels Danse. His choreography is deeply physical and poetic, with an activist touch. His received an award for best performance in 2021 for his solo Soliloguy. He works in Canada and abroad as a cultural worker and teacher in festivals (Quartiers Danses, Sinedomo, DansEncorps) and schools (EDCM, Centre culturel Tjibaou, Concordia University).



The Regroupement québécois de la danse’s multiregional classes in Laurentians are offered in collaboration with Danse Laurentides. They are made possible thanks to financial support from the Gouvernement du Québec and Compétence Culture, comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre en culture.