Photo © Marilène Bastien
The workshop focuses on exploration and kinesthetic listening to oneself, to the other, to the group and the environment.
Through improvisation exercises and written material, the performer is led to question the notions of physical experience, sharing, state of grace in order to create meeting points between virtuosity and somatic attention, with the aim of endlessly renewing the pleasure of dancing.
Also on the program, discussion on the notions of presence, experience, integrity, sincerity, musicality, groove, rigor and pleasure.
First we do a long warm-up, guided , exploring different systems of movement to allow freedom and singularity, using the notions of ground, weight, fluidity, vibration, speed, density
Then we combine fluid systems with contraints (counts / space / group listening…) and observe how we play with the material, how we interact with new territories while responding to specific tasks.
Technicality, full engagement and attention (to ourself, the other and the environment) , dedication and fun, presence or kinesthetic identity are some poles of interest in this workshop.
May 29 to June 2
9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Studio: to be confirmed
DAC pro - $158 ($ 9 / hr)
Standard- $263 ($ 15 / hr)
Alongside an exhilarating and heterogeneous career as a performer (Cie Marie Chouinard, Dominique Porte, Sylvain Emard, Paul André Fortier, etc.), Manu became a choreographer of short forms (Brendon and Brenda, 2002; Ô mon bateau, 2004) before creating and dancing RAW-me (2010), a solo that received numerous awards at the Vue sur la Relève festival and at the OFFTA. Will follow the duet “Do not die right away, we are being looked at” created and performed with Lucie Vigneault. He founded the Cie Manuel Roque in 2013 and created the In Situ project for the public space of Place des Arts in Montreal in January 2014. The solo Data (2014), focuses on the mutation of matter and will be broadcast l 'Usine C, then resumed at the FTA 2015 at the June Event Festival (Paris) and on an international tour. In addition to his participation in the European project Migrant Bodies where he created Matière Noire, Manu choreographed Aurora for graduates of EDCMTL then 4-OR which was presented in Montreal in December 2015 by Tangente and Parcours Danse. the solo bang bang, was born in Lyon in April 2017, then at the FTA 2017 and won the prize for the 2017 Choreographic Work of the Montreal Dance Awards. In 2018, he also received the Quebec studio in Paris, a 6-month artistic research and resourcing residency offered by the CALQ and the Cité des Arts in Paris. His latest creation, the solo SIERRANEVADA is born in 2021 at the FTA in Montreal. His creative universe is interested in the crossbreeding of contemporary languages and puts into dance a kinesthetic virtuosity paired with a polymorphic questioning of the contemporary human condition. His interest in the body in motion goes through the notions of integrity, curiosity, attention, kindness to others and to oneself, generosity in physical commitment.