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  • 2 October 2018 - Essaim | A key project for up and coming artists

    The Sursaut Dance Company is proud to present a brand new project, Essaimwhich will be presented on November 9th and 10th at Centennial Theatre in Sherbrooke. A blend of contemporary dance, circus arts, theatrical movement and baroque dance, five choreographers invite us to discover their worlds through a collection of short choreographies, danced as solos or duos. With Essaim, the company wanted to bring together, support and acknowledge the region’s up-and-coming artists who each have a unique creative process, creating a show that is fresh, modern and diverse.

    Choreographers: Stéphanie Brochard, Danika Cormier, Julie Duguay, Simon Durocher-Gosselin, Elise Legrand
    Artistic Direction: Francine Châteauvert

    November 9th and 10th 2018, 8:00 p.m.
    Centennial Theatre
    2600 College, Sherbrooke

    Buy your tickets online >>

  • 4 September 2018 - New! Contemporary Dance Classes for Adolescents

    New this year, the Sursaut Dance Company is offering contemporary dance classes for adolescents with Stéphanie Brochard, who has danced for the company for the past 10 years. These classes will offer a solid foundation in contemporary dance to youth from 12 years and up, all the while encouraging each participant to develop their own personal approach to movement.

    September 12th to December 5th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
    Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré

    Cost: $150 for the session (+ tax)

    Registration >>

  • 1 September 2018 - Back from a Fourth Tour in China!

    The last days of August also brought to a close the fourth Chinese tour for the Sursaut Dance Company. 9 cities, 11 shows, 7 dancers and one technical director, one month travelling throughout the country, it was quite a feat! A special newsletter entirely dedicated to this tour, full of anecdotes and wonderful images will provide a glimpse into the reality of the team’s 4 weeks on the other side of the planet!
    Read the newsletter >>

  • 4 July 2018 - Sursaut’s creations continue to inspire and intrigue Chinese audiences

    From July 31st to August 29th the Sursaut Dance Company will be travelling through China with the production At nightfall. This being the production’s third tour in the Middle Kingdom, the company can attest, with growing pride, that Chinese audiences’ appreciation for this choreographic work is as strong as ever.

  • 7 May 2018 - Training Classes with Gaby Agis

    From May 14th to 18th and 22nd to 25th, Gaby Agis, a choreographer, teacher and dancer based in London UK, will be teaching classes based on the Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT). The SRT is a pioneering approach to dance, movement and the creative process that has evolved from the simple principle that when we are releasing physicals tension, we can move with greater freedom, power and articulation.

    Read the full description and see the detailed class schedule.

     

  • 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