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  • 18 April 2018 - Training Classes with Laura Toma

    From April 23rd to 27th 2018, Laura Toma, one of the only two certified Gaga instructors in Canada, will be offering a class based on this unique teaching method developped by Ohad Naharin.

    Gaga is a movement language that is the daily training of Batsheva Dance Company. The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement.

    Full class description and schedule

  • 28 March 2018 - ACUNA in Sherbrooke

    Acuna is the Sursaut Dance Company’s very first creation destined specifically for very young children (from 18 months of age). It will be presented on April 15th at 10:30 a.m. at the Centre de arts de la scène Jean-Besré.

    This choreographic work, a marriage of dance and circus arts will be presented as a workshop-performance.

    Workshop: 30 minutes
    Performance: 30 minutes

  • 21 March 2018 - Registration is open for the summer dance camp

     

    From July 2nd to 6th, the thirteenth edition of Sursaut’s summer dance day camp will once again offer children from 6 years of age and up the opportunity to spend a week discovering the world of contemporary dance. Accompanied by professional artists in a playful and exploratory atmosphere, participants will be introduced to different approaches to movement and will acquire a variety of tools that will inspire their own choreographic creations. In this same creative spirit and always with a movement-oriented approach, participants will also work on a visual arts project throughout the week. New this year, a workshop exploring the creation of a sound track will be part of the week’s activities. No previous dance experience is necessary to get the most out of this unique summer day camp.

    Places are limited, register online now

  • 22 February 2018 - Training Classes with Zofia Tujaka

    Training classes with Zofia Tujaka continue! A workout focusing on cardio and muscular work, including balance exercises and dynamic and static stretching.

    Monday, February 26th: 12:00 to 13:30 p.m.
    Monday, March 5th: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
    Monday, March 12th: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

    Classes take place at the Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré in Sherbrooke

    $10 / class, on-site registration
    Athletic shoes are recommended

  • 25 January 2018 - Training Classes with Zofia Tujaka

    Zofia Tujaka is a classically trained dancer who performed for La La La Human Steps for 15 years.

    She is offering a class that will begin with an active warm-up (light cardio, dynamic stretching and core activation) followed by a basic ballet barre emphasizing  precision and alignment. Carrying those qualities through into centre, the dynamic interpretations of exercises within space will be encouraged. Balance exercises and static stretching will finish off the class.

    Monday, January 29th: 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    Tuesday, January 30th: 10:00 to 11:45 a.m.
    Wednesday, January 31st: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

    Classes take place at the Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré in Sherbrooke
    $10 / class, on-site registration
    Athletic shoes are recommended

  • 10 January 2018 - Me squared presented in Sherbrooke in January

    Me squared, a production choreographed by Stéphanie Brochard, returns to Sherbrooke. Premiered in 2015, the production has been fine-tuned and will be presented to the general public at the Centre culturel at the University of Sherbrooke on January 14th as part of the Choux-Bizz series. Two school matinées will also be presented on January 15th. This contemporary work features three characters performed by Amandine Garrido Gonzalez, Jasmine Inns and Xavier Malo. At the dawn of adolescence, they confront each other in their need to express both their individuality and their need to belong to a group. This quest for identity, particularly strong at this stage of life, is manifested through a dynamic and bubbling physicality that ably portrays both conflict and communion.

     

  • 16 November 2017 - Training classes with David Rancourt

    The company will host the teacher and performer David Rancourt from November 20th to 24th. The proposed class is a hybrid of dance technique and technique of the body, using the principles and quality of presence inspired by Qi Gong. Read the complete description >>

    November 20th, 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    November 21st to 24th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

    Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
    Cost: $7,00 / class (for dance professionals)

  • 31 October 2017 - The Cicada and the Ant returns to Quebec!

    Presented in Mexico as the opening act at the Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea Lila Lopez in San Luis Potosi this summer, The Cicada and the Ant  continues its’ dissemination in Quebec this autumn, and will be presented at the Montreal North Cultural and Community Centre on November 14th, 2017. Lauded for its quality, this version of the celebrated fable by de La Fontaine is an ode to nature and the beauty of day to day life.

  • 19 October 2017 - Training classes with Sarah Bild

    The company will host Sarah Bild for Action Theater™ classes, a unique form of embodied improvisational theatre. This technique turns the mind inside out, examines existing habits and opens up new possibilities. Welcome to artists from all disciplines! Read the complete description >>

    October 23 to 26, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
    Cost: $10,00 / class (for dance professionals)

  • 2 October 2017 - The Sursaut Squad

    Sursaut is happy to announce the launch of The Sursaut Squad, a special brigade to be deployed in schools, with a mandate to invest the schools in order to bring dance to life there. This activity created to measure to be brought to elementary and secondary schools, aims notably to make contemporary dance and related artistic approaches better known, while highlighting the importance of movement and expression in the overall development of the student.

    For more information >>
    Press release >>