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Sylvain Lafortune

Photo © David Wong

Workshop - Partnering

In this workshop on partnering, participants will be learning excerpts from L’un l’autre (One Another, 2018), a duet co-created by Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin. This beautiful duet offers numerous situations of partnering work in which technical challenges are intimately linked to artistic ones. In applying a terminology specific to dance partnering, the judicious use of biomechanical principles, an efficient working method and healthy interactions between partners, participants will live a rich and stimulating experience that will develop their abilities and widen the scope of their expressive possibilities.

Sylvain Lafortune


May 27 to 31

11:30 a.m. to 13:30 p.m.

(10 hours)

Wilder Building

Studio: to be confirmed

Pricing and


DAC pro - $100 ($ 10 / hr)

Standard- $160 ($ 16 / hr)

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

Sylvain Lafortune

Since 1979, Sylvain Lafortune has performed all over the world with renowned companies such as Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Lar Lubovitch Dance Co., O’Vertigo Danse. More recently as a freelancer, he appeared in projects with Montréal Danse, Estelle Clareton and PPS Danse. Since 1998, he teaches in various professional dance institutions(EDQ, EDQ, UQAM, WSCD, etc.) and circus training programs (ENC, ECQ). In 2018, he co-created and danced L'un l'autre (One Another) with Esther Rousseau-Morin, a beautiful duet that expresses all his sensitivity and virtuosity as a partner. His extensive dance and teaching experience, his master and doctorate degrees and the recent publication of L’art et la technique du travail de partenaire (2020), a unique and comprehensive textbook on dance partnering, make him an authority on the subject.

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