Sara Harton & David Rancourt
Photo ©Josie Desmarais
This partner workshop aims to revisit the principles and foundations of work between two and/or more bodies. Following the major upheavals caused by the pandemic on the world of dance, this workshop aims to be a return to encounter, exchange, dialogue and trust. An opportunity for some to reconcile with partner work and for others, who did not have the chance to experience it during their training, to discover it.
Thematic explorations and exercises will allow participants to work on the notions of weight, listening, integrity, trust, momentum/timing and agility between oneself and others.
Sara Harton &
May 29 to June 2
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Studio: to be confirmed
DAC pro - $90 ($ 9 / hr)
Standard- $150 ($ 15 / hr)
Born in Quebec City, Sara is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Ballet Contemporain. Recipient of numerous awards of excellence, including the Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec award, she distinguished herself within the Jeune Ballet du Québec. On several stages around the world, she performs creations by many choreographers including Shawn Hounsell, Hélène Blackburn, Mario Radacovsky, Victor Quijada, Christophe Garcia, Thierry Malandain, Kristen Cere, Iréni Stamou and many others. From 2003 to 2006, she danced with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal for the production of The Nutcracker in the roles of corps de ballet. Upon leaving the ESBCM in 2006 until 2009, she joined BJM Danse where she performed pieces by Azure Barton, Rodrigo Pederneiras, Crystal Pite and Mauro Bigonzetti.
During the summer of 2009, she became a member of Ezdanza, a company directed by Edgar Zendejas, for which she still dances today. In addition, in 2010, she joined the company Danse K par K, directed by Karine Ledoyen for the creation of the show "Air", then in 2012, for a work entitled "Three landscapes". Since 2011, Sara joined P.P.S. Dance, The 7 Fingers (Triptych), Trip the Light Fantastic, Umanoove/Didy Veldman and Cirque Éloize, in addition to developing his own choreographic projects. As an independent artist, she also participates in several choreographic, cinematographic and music video projects and also collaborates with various schools as a teacher, assistant choreographer and choreographer.
A native of Rouyn-Noranda, David Rancourt has been established in Montreal since 1999. In a little over twenty years, he has distinguished himself as a dance artist in some fifty productions, including some thirty creations, among which we find works beacons in the careers of certain creators, including Paula de Vasconcelos, Marie Chouinard, José Navas, Annie Gagnon, Alan Lake and Pierre-Paul Savoie. Allowing the dance or the creative gesture to originate within and then be shared is a quest of David's artistic practice. This is partly what has stimulated him to deepen his practice of Qi Gong for many years with Marie-Claude Rodrigue and the Fragments Libres team. He finds in this millennial practice a place to evolve humanly, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Alternating for several years the roles of choreographer, performer, teacher, rehearsal director, external eye and assistant to the artistic direction, he was able to refine the coordination of the human, artistic and technical elements specific to the creative work.
These multiple functions have become valuable assets in the role of artistic director of PPS Danse which he has assumed since June 2020. Wishing that PPS Danse continues to be a crossroads of encounters between artists, disciplines and audiences, he hopes that his great knowledge of the environment makes him a unifying artistic director, capable of openness, listening, risk-taking and freedom. Alongside his position at PPS Danse, he pursues certain activities as a performer and teacher with various creators and institutions. “As a creator, I believe that the sensitive gesture of the artist is political. I try to embody the change I would like to see in this world. As Linda Rabin told her in her Continuum teaching; "It's not about making movement but about listening and letting the movement that we are be expressed. »