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Angélique Willkie

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Workshop - No Neutral Canvas

The art of performance is a crucial space through which to interrogate notions of identity and agency. In dance, those individualities have often been buried under fantasies of homogenisation or universality. The bodies on stage matter! Creative output, resulting from lived, subjective experience, is intimately linked to the body of the performer and their relationships with the outside world. Instead of looking at the body as simple morphology, physical appearance or technical ability, this workshop will facilitate each performer’s articulation of their own personal dramaturgy, and explore the ways in which this dramaturgy both informs and empowers the creative process. Through group discussion, situational and movement exploration, journaling, and somatic practices, the participants will come to experience their relational body as the creative canvas.

Angélique Willkie

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May 27 to 31

2:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

(17.5 hours)


Édifice Wilder

Studio : to be confirmed

Pricing and


DAC pro - $ 175 ($10 / hr)

Standard- $ 280 ($16 / hr)

*This workshop may be partially reimbursed through the RQD Dancer Training Support Program . Please verify directly with the RQD.

Angélique Willkie

Performer, singer, dramaturg and pedagogue, Angélique Willkie pursued her career mostly in Europe where, over 25 years, she performed with dance companies and independent projects, most notably Alain Platel/Les Ballets C. de la B., Jan Lauwers/Needcompany, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Helena Waldmann and as a singer with the Belgian world-music group Zap Mama. She is the recipient of the 2022 Prix d’interprète from the Prix de la danse de Montréal for her solo performance of Mélanie Demers’ Confession Publique. Her dramaturgical work includes projects in dance-, music- and circus-theater. Associate Professor in the Department of Contemporary Dance at Concordia University and holder of a research chair in Ecologies of B/black Performance, her current research interests are firmly anchored in interdisciplinary artistic creation with a specific focus on decolonial dramaturgical practices and the dramaturgy of the performer. 

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