Regional Classes (Spring 2023) – Quebec City
$7/class - (actual value: $20)
Maison pour la danse de Québec, 330 du Roi Street, Quebec CityRegister
Prior pre-registration required
Important: only those who apply the registration procedures for RQD regional classes will be admitted.
April 24 to 28, 2023, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Alexandre Morin offers a series of structured kinesthetic and meditative explorations to develop freedom, efficiency and integration in movement, while awakening our senses, imaginations, and curiosities.
Special attention is paid to improving the strength and functional mobility of the shoulder girdle as well as spinal mobility through a journey of undulations, spirals, curves, and extensions. Participants are invited to integrate fluid and efficient pathways, moving through the floor, upright, on all fours and falling.
Class structure : warm-up and sensory awakening; centre, floor and standing combinations; travelling coordinations; dynamic choreographic sequences that integrate class principles.
Choreographer, dancer, visual artist, and contemporary dance teacher, Alexandre Morin graduated from the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (EDCM). In 2011, he won the Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant.
In 2016, he was an Atlas participant at ImpulsTanz in Vienna. He also danced in a Jimmy Robert installation at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
As a performer, he has namely worked with Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Sylvain Émard Danse, and Système D/Dominique Porte. He teaches at the EDCM and at the École supérieure de ballet du Québec.
May 22 to 26, 2023, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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.
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.
The Regroupement québécois de la danse’s multiregional classes in Quebec City are offered in collaboration with L’Artère, art de la danse et du mouvement. They are made possible thanks to financial support from the Gouvernement du Québec and Compétence Culture, comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre en culture.