The Sursaut Dance Company in collaboration with the Regroupement québécois de la danse, Artère in Quebec City and Danse Laurentides offers training classes for dance professionals.


Paco Ziel


Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré


April 8 to 12, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.




15 people per class


$7 / class

Origen is a physical and mental training developed by Paco Ziel and Diana León with the aim of opening the senses and living the subjectivity of time from a transdisciplinary perception, focused on improving the performance of the stage.

Through intimate listening and attention management, the goal is to stimulate individual and collective latent forces, bringing each participant closer together of its own origin and the origins of the movement. Natural cycles are taken as trigger points to dive into the interdependence of the life around us and the development of the language of each person’s movement is encouraged, without imposing a specific aesthetic.  

The class is designed gradually, starting from simple concepts to which layers are added to reach a high level of complexity. Some of the aspects in which we work are breathing, concentration, improvisation, agility, motion textures, soil, contact work (partnership) and movement phrases. Origen has been shared nationally and internationally for professional dance programs and transdisciplinary educational contexts. 


About Paco

Born in Mexico City, Paco Ziel is a transdisciplinary artist rooted in contemporary dance, self-taught filmmaker, photographer and composer of electronic music. He focuses mainly on the human body, movement and natural landscapes.

Since 2019, Paco is co-director, with Diana León, of the company Vías for which he participated in the creation of the works: On this path, you are sure to get lost, Sabor de mi corazón and Flesh and Sound. Together they develop “Origen”, which has been shared nationally and internationally for professional dance programs and interdisciplinary educational contexts.

As an interpreter, Paco has been a dancer for RUBBERBAND since 2015. As a freelancer, he has worked with other Montreal artists and companies such as PPS Danse, Anne Plamondon Productions, Martin Messier, and Je suis Julio among others. He has been a visiting professor at Springboard Danse Montréal, Transformation, Domaine Forget, Danse à la Carte, École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec and L’École de danse de Québec. 


Before attending your first class, you must fill out the Registration for RQD multi-regional classes.

Information: 819-822-8912 |