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  • 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 >>

  • 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 | www.cotescene.ca
    For more information >>

    Watch the trailer