Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dave St-Pierre - Repertory Workshop!

presented by Series 8:08 and Harbourfront Centre

Friday, February 4th
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Dovercourt House Dance Ballroom
805 Dovercourt Road, 2nd floor


To Register please contact ATC Program Manager Tracey Norman –

Workshop open to professional dance artists, and dance students in a professional dance training program.

This workshop will offer a technical warm-up to participants before learning the repertoire of acclaimed choreographer Dave St. Pierre.  Rehearsal Director, Daniel Villeneuve will lead off the morning with approximately 1 hour of warm-up class.   This class will focus on simple technique, cardiovascular training, and provide a physical workout to ready the participants to dance the work of Dave St. Pierre.  This class is similar to the one Daniel gives to the dancers before each show – some are trained dancers and some not.
Following the class, two of Dave St. Pierre’s dancers, Karina Champoux and Frédéric Tavernini, will introduce participants to sections of  La Pornographie des âmes and Un peu de Tendresse (this is the work being presented this same week at Harbourfront Worldstage –see details below).  Within these sections are moments of large physicality and its opposite.  Participants will work through and gain insight into the challenging physicality, subtle shifts, and intriguing intricacies of St. Pierre’s choreography.  Participants are asked to bring running shoes and knee pads along to fully engage in the work.

The following week the Love-In is presenting a week of class with company dancer, Michael Watts. See earlier post for more details! To register for Michael's class email

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