The Culture+ series is open to students, non-professional dance lovers, artists, and managers, bringing together activities designed to enrich the body and the intellect. A variety of unique experiences that aim to deepen the understanding of contemporary dance are proposed, including some that call on physical engagement.
For over 20 years, Tangente has been sharing its passion for contemporary dance with children. Each year, with the support of our education department, artists programmed at Tangente offer unique and participative experiences for these young audiences, which help develop their spectatorship and understanding of choreographic work. Our school workshops are designed for elementary and high school levels. They are great opportunities to discover contemporary dance: its practice, its appreciation, and its critical analysis.
WORKSHOP WITH Marilyn Daoust and Laurie-Anne Langis (For Fauve Collective)
Friday Nov. 9, 2018
Movement workshop + Show excerpt + One-on-one discussion with the artists
Dates for the 2019 Winter-Spring season to come
Moi dans mon école
In association with choreographers Rémi Laurin-Ouellette and Évelyne Laforest, 55 students from the Père Marquette secondary school have discovered contemporary dance by producing videos in a 10-week project. They have been involved in all aspects of filming and production. Encouraged to express their ideas on creating choreography, a soundtrack and a script, they have present their interpretations of the notion of identity.
Financed by the Ministry of Education – Programme Culture à l’école, volet Une école accueille un artiste.
This project encourages the development of critical thinking for students training to be professional dancers, pushing them to express their ideas and to develop their own points of view. Eighteen students from the Danse et Société class at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal attended a lecture on journalism and critical writing given by Catherine Lalonde (dance critic at Le Devoir), Sylvain Verstricht (cultural blogger for Local Gestures) and Frédérique Doyon (ex-journalist for Le Devoir and guest curator at Agora de la danse). They also attended a dance performance at Tangente and an art exhibit at the Fonderie Darling, with an eye to writing a review.
HOST AN ARTIST
From March 1st to June 15, Tangente and choreographers Ian Yaworski and Philippe Meunier are participating in the Host an Artist program with a 12-week project that involves 174 students from 3rd to 6th grade from the Lanaudière school. 96 workshops will be given to create a contemporary gig and body percussion choreography. An original soundtrack will be produced by singer/songwriter Dumas. The dance piece will then be performed publicly and will also be the subject of a making-of. Mediator Marc Pronovost is overseeing the entire process.
This project is made possible thanks to The Culture in the Schools program and the support of the ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.
Une école accueille un artiste
Tangente and the choreographer Isabelle Boulanger / compagnie La Grande Fente participated to the programme Une école accueille un artiste, which gave 28 students, from the concentration dance program at Lucien Pagé school, the opportunity to discover the different steps of the creation of a show through a 10 weeks workshop. Their original choreography was presented last April 29, at Espace Georges-Émile-Lapalme for the International dance day.
Information & reservation
Coordinator of Culture+
(514) 525-5584 ext. 22
We also offer specific, made-to-order workshops. Give us a call for more details!
Financial aid of up to 75% of the workshop fee is available through the
Répertoire de ressources culture-éducation.