Training Classes with David Rancourt

For dance professionals and intermediate-advanced students


January 22nd to 26th, 2018

January 22nd : 1h00 p.m. to 2h45 p.m.

January 23th to 26th : 10h00 à 11h45


Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
250, Dépôt, Sherbrooke

Cost: $7 / class (for self-employed or professional dancers)


Class Description

The proposed class is a hybrid of dance technique and technique of the body (putting into movement), using the principles and quality of presence inspired by Qi Gong (work with energy). With forms drawn from classical, modern, and contemporary dance vocabulary, the participants will work with the aim of finding ease, agility, and integrity in their movements.

To begin, the performers are put in touch with their breathing and their weight. Using different exercises, sequences, and structured improvisations, slowly but surely, the body will be called on to move in the space. The emphasis of this teaching, is to find freedom while fitting into a form (responding to external demands). Moving between course segments, some subtle, some full of energy, the class attempts to wake up the body both physical and creative.


David Rancourt

Since finishing his studies at LADMMI (Les ateliers de danse moderne de Montréal) in 2003, David Rancourt has made his mark principally as a dancer. His work with choreographers such as Marie Chouinard, José Navas, Chanti Wadge, Annie Gagnon, Edgar Zendejas, Sylvain Émard, Alan Lake et Paula de Vasconcelos, amongst others, allow him to experience a wide range of visions of art and movement, as well as permitting him to perform on local, national, and international stages. Strongly marked by this rich diversity, he developes his own choreographic approach, opening the way to new collaborations with, notably, Clara Furey, Pierre-Paul Savoie, Audrée Juteau and Mandala Sitù.

Passionate about the arts of movement and breath, he has been practicing Continuum Movement with Linda Rabin and Qi Gong with Marie-Claude Rodrigue over the past ten or so years. He is also part of the team of teachers at the Fragments Libres school. David teaches contemporary dance and is artistic consultant to artists of his generation.


Information: 819 822-8912 |


The classes are offered in collaboration with the Regroupement québécois de la danse and thanks to the financial support of Emploi-Québec and the CQRHC.