PPS Danse is marking its 25th anniversary with an outstanding program of activities that pays tribute to the remarkable and many-faceted talents of its founder and Artistic Director, Pierre-Paul Savoie.
Through a song cycle celebrating childhood and its effervescent imagination, Playing Hooky takes place in the playground and classroom, finding what’s fun and poetic for some kids but also a marginality for others.
More than 20 years after the original creation, Pierre-Paul Savoie and Jeff Hall revisit their most acclaimed success. Confined in a huge metal structure, two men embrace under the watchful eyes of captivated spectators.
The aim of these workshops is to spark participants’ interest in contemporary dance through the process of creating choreography in a theatrical setting. Participants assume the roles of actors and choreographers, becoming members of the cast. They are stimulated to explore their interests and talents, trying out mini-roles in the fascinating worlds of choreography, acting and dance.
Along with its performance of Tales for Naughty Children, PPS Danse offered a series of choreographic initiation workshops for elementary school students. Based on stories by Jacques Prévert, these introductory choreographic workshops aimed to sensitize participants to contemporary dance and the process of choreographic creation.
In this choreographic tragicomedy, an elderly couple, aged 94 and 95, to ward off boredom, solitude and isolation, welcome a steady stream of imaginary guests at their door. This original adaptation of Eugène Ionescu’s play seamlessly integrates dance, theatre and music.
This stage adaptation of eight stories from Jacques Prévert’s book, Tales for Naughty Children, fuses dance, theatre, music and song to create an imaginative work where fantasy and surprise set the pace of the journey.