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Sylvain Lafortune

Photo © David Wong

Workshop - Duets Creation

In this workshop, participants will be creating original duets based on themes coming from the method that Sylvain Lafortune has been developing for over 20 years. That method includes a terminology specific to dance partnering, the judicious use of biomechanical principles, an efficient working method and healthy interactions between partners. Through different technical and creative exercises, by mutually inspiring each other, participants will explore various partnering situations, overcome all kinds of technical and artistic challenges and, therefore, 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 is reimbursable (40% of the total cost) through the RQD Dancer Training Support Program for admissible RQD members.

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 of Montréal Danse, Estelle Clareton and PPS Danse. Since 1998, he teaches in various dance (EDQ, EDQ, UQAM, WSCD, etc.) and circus (ENC, ECQ) professional training program. In 2018, he co-created and still dance L’un l’autre (One Another), 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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