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  • 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 >>
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  • 11 July 2017 - The Cicada and the Ant returns to Mexico!

    The Cicada and the Ant will be opening the Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea Lila Lopez in San Luis Potosi. Three performances of the production will be presented from July 22nd thru July 24th. This is the company’s third tour to Mexico, where four cities have already hosted The Cicada and the Ant in the spring of 2015. We are very pleased to be participating at this international festival; productions for young audiences are very rarely presented at these events. This opportunity will offer some good visibility for dance created for young and family audiences.

  • 9 May 2017 - Workshop with Louise Lecavalier

    As part of the training programme offerred to dance professionals, Sursaut will welcome renowned dancer and choreographer, Louise Lecavalier, for a workshop in Sherbrooke next June 1st and 2nd. The workshop consists of a workout session of simple, dynamic, and natural movements, that help develop strength, control, and endurance. A unique opportunity for dancers in the region to take advantage of the experience of this accomplished figure of international contemporary dance!

    See the full description and detailed class schedule >>

  • 26 April 2017 - ACUNA | A new production for the very young

    image-affiche-cropAcuna, the company’s first choreographic work for the very young, will be presented in the form of a workshop-performance from April 28th to May 7th, at the Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré, as part of the 8th edition of the Petits bonheurs Festival in Sherbrooke. Not to be missed!

    Tickets: 819-822-1313 |
    For more information >>

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  • 30 March 2017 - Training classes with Lina Cruz

    Sursaut welcomes Lina Cruz, who will give a series of classes from April 10th to 14th. Over the years, this instructor has developed a very personal approach in her teaching of classical ballet, an approach which is greatly appreciated by dancers of all genres. She modernizes the technical class, and offers a workout that is dynamic, and integrates her experience with martial arts. Consult the detailed schedule >>

  • 24 March 2017 - Registration is now open for the 12th edition of the Dance day camp! 

    Offered from July 3rd to 7th 2017, the Summer Dance Camp invites participants to plunge into the world of movement, through various dance and creation workshops. Throughout the week, the participants are led in the creation of short choreographies which will be presented to the public at the end of the camp. Hurry, places are limitied!

    Registration form >>

  • 10 March 2017 - The Cicada and the Ant ends this years touring season in Quebec!

    After some thirty performances on the road this year in China and across Canada, the production The Cicada and the Ant ends the season in style with five performances in Quebec; March 14th at the Théâtre Lionel-Groulx in Sainte-Thérèse, March 15th and 16th at  l’Espace-Théâtre in Mont-Laurier, and March 20th at the Théâtre Palace in Granby! Consult the calendar for details.

  • 27 February 2017 - Dance and Other Delights | Fundraising

    The Sursaut Dance Company invites you to take part in its fundraising event Dance and Other Delights, an epicurian evening of artistic and gustatory pleasures, hosted by Sylvain Dodier, with the presence of Louise Lecavalier, choreographer and dancer of international renown. Performances, music, wine, local gastronomy… Delights to enjoy in all conviviality! And why not let loose a few dance steps!

    April 12th, 2017, 5:30 PM
    Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré, Sherbrooke
    Ticket : $125,00 (A receipt in the amount of $100,00 for tax purpose will be issued)

    Donation and reservation form >>