In connection with its show Contes pour enfants pas sages, PPS Danse offered a series of introductory choreographic workshops for elementary school students. Based on Jacques Prévert’s tales, these introductory choreographic workshops aimed to sensitize participants to contemporary dance and the process of choreographic creation.
Presented in the form of a game, the workshop used animal movements from Prévert’s work, Contes pour enfants pas sages, as choreographic material. It was structured around different activities including reading a story, exploring gestures, scripting a choreographic sequence and ending with mini performances.
In order to create bridges between the artist and the public, they promoted access to contemporary dance through literature, theater, music and song. The workshop was offered in schools or community settings, and included one or more meetings with professional dancers and choreographers.