Workshop “The Treasure”

The choreographic initiation workshops orchestrated around the show aim to make young people aware of contemporary dance and the process of choreographic creation. In addition to bringing children into contact with professional artists, the workshops offer hands-on learning of teamwork and give young people the opportunity to exercise their critical and / or aesthetic sense.

Imagined as a game integrating different activities, the workshop seeks to create the parallels between the game, the song, the music and the choreography. Through the movement, the participants have to experiment, to structure, to rhythm the space and the sounds. Making songs come up. Images. A universe.

A series of workshops accompanies a creative residency in the summer of 2019 thanks to the partnership of Salle de spectacles Desjardins de New Richmond.

Workshop “L’École buissonnière (Playing Hooky)”

 

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Designed from the show and eminently attractive themes from Playing Hooky, our workshops interweave poetry, songs, theater and dance. Inspired by the playful world of Jacques Prévert, these choreographic initiation workshops create bridges between literacy and contemporary dance. Our goal is to make participants aware of the choreographic creation process while stimulating their creativity.

To do this, the workshop uses the words of a nursery rhyme as a pretext to explore movement, dance. The participants thus discover the parallels between words and gestures, writing (calligraphy) and choreographic writing. They are guided by the animator in the invention of movements that are then assembled into choreographic phrases. The next step is to bring together nursery rhyme and choreography while emphasizing the notion of interpretation. The workshop concludes with the presentation of the created choreography.

Proposed in schools, in the community or in the theater hall, the workshops generally last for 50 minutes and are led by professional interpreters and choreographers.

 

Workshop “The Chairs”

In addition to its performance of The Chairs, PPS Danse is giving choreographic initiation workshops at schools and community centres, based on Eugène Ionesco’s play, The Chairs, in a choreographic adaptation by the company.

The aim of these workshops is to spark participants’ interest in contemporary dance through the process of creating choreography in a theatrical setting. The workshop activities include reading excerpts from Ionesco’s play, exploring gestural movements, devising a choreographic sequence and, finally, staging a mini-performance. Participants assume the roles of actors and choreographers, becoming members of the cast and production crew too. In this way, they are stimulated to explore their interests and talents, trying out mini-roles in the fascinating worlds of choreography, acting and dance.

To create bridges between the artist and the public, the workshops offer access to contemporary dance through literature, theatre and music. They take the form of one or more group gatherings with half-hour workshops led by professional actors and choreographers.

Workshop “The Chairs” for children:

 

Workshop “The Chairs” for retired persons at Villeray :

View our workshop with retired people on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/74880162

 

Workshop “Tales”

Along with its performance of Tales for Naughty Children, PPS Danse offers a series of choreographic initiation workshops for elementary school students. Based on stories by Jacques Prévert, these beginner workshops in choreography spark participants’ interest in contemporary dance and the process of creating choreography.

Presented in the form of a game, the workshops use animal movements from Prévert’s Tales for Naughty Children as the subject of the choreography. The workshop activities include reading a story, exploring gestural movements, devising a choreographic sequence and staging a mini-performance.

To create bridges between the artist and the public, the workshops offer access to contemporary dance through literature, theatre, music and song. Presented at schools and community centres, they take the form of one-hour workshops led by professional actors and choreographers.

Photos “Tales for Naughty Children”workshop held in Mexico during our tour in 2014.