2022-2023 Multiregional Classes – Québec
7$/classe - (actual value 20$)
September 26 to 30, 2022, 10:00 to 12:00 am
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.
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).
January 9 to 13, 2023, 9:00 to 11:00 am
Peter Jasko has been teaching Flying Low for 25 years. This form primarily addresses the dancer’s relationship to the floor, using only spirals and curves. Short sequences facilitate learning how to fall and recover. Using all available speeds, directions and energy levels, the class passes through exhaustion, fascination, and amazement.
After graduating from the J. L. Bella Conservatory of Dance in Banska Bystrica and the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava, both in Slovakia, Peter Jasko went to P.A.R.T.S., directed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, in Brussels, in 2002. He then danced for several international companies and artists, and cofounded the SlovaKs Dance Collective. Peter has taught in 46 countries over the past 15 years.
Arielle Warnke St-Pierre
January 16 to 20, 2023, 9:00 to 11:00 am
Arielle Warnke St-Pierre’s class is primarily inspired by the Fighting Monkey practice. She offers a space to explore the possibilities of your moving self. Playfulness fosters intuitive, spontaneous, functional, and creative movement. It allows us to encounter and develop the potential of your elastic body.
As a fertile ground to nourish your presence, your relationship to yourself and the other, explorations will have a major positive impact on your physical awareness, as well as your individual and our collective well-being.
Arielle Warnke St-Pierre has been exploring movement for 20 years. Her path has been heavily influenced by her interest in practices and explorations that support autonomy in growth, transformation, and nurturing a relationship to what isn’t visible. Over time, she has sought to develop spaces to share movement that combines tools and practices that have been important to her. Here, she encourages the development and expression of each person’s inherent and unique movement potential.
February 6 to 10, 2023, 9:00 to 11:00 am
Véronique Giasson’s contemporary dance technique class is inspired by classical dance and Pilates principles and aims to work on different movement qualities. Through dynamic, precise exercises presenting musical and coordination challenges, you will be compelled to optimize physical possibilities to develop your virtuosity.
Throughout the class, you will be exploring notions of modulating energy and muscular work, mobilizing joints, oppositions, and movement amplitude within the body and in space.
Since 2008, Véronique Giasson has worked as a dancer with renowned companies that tour internationally, namely Cas Public, les Ballets Jazz Montréal and Cirque du Soleil. For over 10 years, she has been teaching dance everywhere in Québec and abroad, in the context of regular classes, master classes, workshops, festivals, and intensives. She has taught for dancers at Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Ballet Ouest, and Ezdanza. Since 2019, she regularly teaches ballet for Danse à la Carte and since 2021, she is on faculty at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (EDCM).
- Fill out our registration form.
- Fill out your Services Québec participant form. This form will remain valid for all RQD multiregional classes in the current season ending March 10, 2023.
- Pay on site for the classes you have selected.
The Regroupement québécois de la danse’s multiregional classes in Québec are offered in collaboration with l’Artère, art de la danse et du mouvement. They are made possible thanks to financial support from the government of Quebec and Compétence Culture, the Sectoral Workforce Committee responsible for Culture.