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  • 11 February 2020 - Fundraising Event | 35 years at the heart of dance creation for young audiences

    The Sursaut Dance Company invites you to join us for a celebration of our 35th anniversary, at a festive happy hour/5 à 7, to the tune of its’ new creation Echos. Appetizers, cocktails, music, performances and many surprises await at this not to be missed evening!

    March 17th, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
    Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
    Tickets: 50,00$

    You can also contribute to the fundraising campaign by sending a donation.

    Contribute to the 35th anniversary fundraising campaign >>
    Information : info@sursaut.ca | 819-822-8912

  • 14 January 2020 - A second week of classes with Alanna Kraaijeveld!

    Alanna-portraitAlanna Kraaijeveld will be back in Sherbrooke for a new week of classes for dance professionals, from January 27th to 31st, 2020. Her pedagogy is inspired by Fighting Monkey (FM), an evolving movement practice centered on context driven, collaborative practices that prioritize communication, intuition and whole-body coordination through play to accelerate skill development. Classes will be from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré.

    ATTENTION : Don’t forget to register online by filling out the registration form (formulaire d’inscription aux classes multirégionales).

  • 13 January 2020 - Dance classes for adolescents are back this winter!

    classes_ados_hiver2020-flouDance classes for adolescents are back for a new session! The aim of the class is to provide a solid technique in contemporary dance for youth 12 years and up, while encouraging each participant to develop their own personal approach to movement.

    February 5th  to April 22nd 2020, 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
    Cost: $175 for the session (tax included)
    Register >>

  • 8 January 2020 - Happy Retirement, Adam!

    Reportage Estrie Plus ALNTThe end of the year marked the departure of one of the company’s pillars, Adam Dymburt. At the age of 68, after 32 years of passionate and loyal service, he will begin his well-earned retirement! Having arrived at Sursaut in 1987 alongside Artistic Director Francine Châteauvert, he has worn many hats throughout the years. Dancer, of course, notably in the roles of Uncle Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker and the King of the Rats, and Auguste in the production At nightfall. He was also General Manager, Development Officer, Booking Agent, Tour Manager, Technical Director, Stagehand… His hard work, perseverance and dedication helped build the company that we know today. It is with hearts full of emotion that we bid him farewell!

  • 9 December 2019 - Deep Awareness of Movement Workshop with Peter Jasko

    © Marina Sekacheva_cropFrom December 16th to 20th. Peter Jasko will lead a creative workshop for dance professionals, highlighting the development of artistic consciousness.

    Take advantage of this opportunity in Sherbrooke, to explore movement from a different perspective, unusual and unclassifiable!

    Classes will be held from 10h-12h at the Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré. 

    ATTENTION : Conditions to access classes have changed. Make sure to check if you are eligible for subsidized rates (admissibilité au tarif réduit), and don’t forget to register online by filling out the registration form (formulaire d’inscription aux classes multirégionales).

  • 24 October 2019 - Audition | Male and Female Dancers

    Échos2Sursaut will be holding auditions for male and female dancers, for Echos, its next production for young audiences. Candidates must possess a strong background and training in contemporary dance, have extensive professional performing experience, are in excellent physical condition with versatility in movement styles. Applications must be sent no later than November 13th, 2019, to the attention of Francine Châteauvert. Note that only selected candidates will receive an invitation to the audition.

    Audition: November 24th, 2019, 14h to 17h30
    The audition will take place in Sherbrooke at the Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré (250, du Dépôt)
    For more information >>

  • 3 September 2019 - Training classes with Alanna Kraaijeveld

    A new season of training classes for professionals is set to begin. Alanna Kraaijeveld will be here to start things off from the 9th through the 12th of September. Classes will be from 9:15-11:15, and will be held at the Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré.

    ATTENTION : Conditions to access classes have changed. Make sure to check if you are eligible for subsidized rates (admissibilité au tarif réduit), and don’t forget to register online by filling out the registration form (formulaire d’inscription aux classes multirégionales).

  • 21 August 2019 - Dance classes for adolescents are back this year!

    classes_ados_aut2019_sitewebIt is now time to register for the dance classes for adolescents! Over the weeks, the students will be taught by two teachers, Stéphanie Brochard and Amandine Garrido Gonzalez, who both choreograph and dance for the company. The classes will provide a solid technique in contemporary dance for youth 12 years and up, while encouraging each participant to develop their own personal approach to movement.

    September 18th  to December 11th 2019
    6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Fall break on October 30th)
    Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
    Cost: $190 for the session (tax included)
    Register >>

  • 5 June 2019 - The Sursaut Squad available across Quebec

    We are happy to announce that as of the autumn of 2019, our outreach project, The Sursaut Squad, will be available to all regions of the province of Quebec. Created with the express purpose of being brought into schools, the aim of this special squad is to introduce and bring to life contemporary dance in the educational environment. The workshop is led by three dancers and a facilitator, and offers students a chance to see short choreographic excerpts, learn some movement sequences, and experiment with movement creation. A special grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for projects aimed at young audiences allows The Sursaut Squad to be offered at a low cost throughout all regions of Quebec over the next two seasons. Learn more >>

  • 16 April 2019 - Acuna performed at the Petits bonheurs Festival in Blainville

    IMG_6874Acuna will be presented at the Petits bonheurs Festival in Blainville on April 28th at 11:00 a.m. This production for the very young, choreographed and performed by Amandine Garrido Gonzalez, brings to the stage the birth of a charming creature, who step by step, sets out to discover the world.

    For more information >>