Montreal stands out among the major cities in North America with its excellent cultural atmosphere; Dance is the soul of this city.
Local professional top dancers will be hired to conduct dance master classes, audiovisual master classes and a China-Canada Hyun Dance battle
Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is both a national cultural center and an English-French bilingual area. Numerous theaters and cultural institutions offer a wealth of adult, youth, and children's drama and musical courses throughout the year. It offers rich teaching resources and an excellent performance environment, including children's French musical master classes.
Sarah Bild, dance artist and choreographer, has been creating, teaching and performing in Montreal and throughout Canada for the last 25 years. She teaches composition at l’EDCM and is a certified teacher of Action Theater™. Sarah Bild follows an instinctual stream of physical imagery to create deeply textured and organic works of dance. Through the use of viscerally embodied movement, voice and text, she creates visually impressive solo and group works that raise questions about our human presence on this planet. Her recent performance piece, She Wanted, has played over 60 times.
Pierre-Marc Ouellette completed his training at L'École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal. Since obtaining his diploma in 2005, he has worked as a performer for Louise Bédard Danse, Fortier-danse creation and Le Carré des Lombes. With this last company, he danced in Play It again! and collaborated in the creation of Where I live, Devour the sky, and Under the skin. Pierre-Marc has also participated in several projects initiated by different choreographers, notably Erin Flynn, Frédéric Marier and Deborah Dunn. In 2009, he received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to go to Vienna (Austria) to improve his skills as part of the ImPulsTanz Festival. In 2013, he received a scholarship again and went to New York to perfect his skills in different somatic techniques. His first creation, the show Off, was presented in 2010; in 2012, he created in collaboration with the members of the collective C'est Juste Monday the play Les Angèles presented at the Théâtre Lachapelle. Pierre-Marc is also a performer in the future creation of the company Le Carré des Lombes, and has made several international tours.
Montrealer by birth, Pierre Des Marais began his career as a dancer with the Anna Wyman Dance Theater in Vancouver from 1970 to 1981, before becoming its tour director from 1981 to 1987. In 1987, he took over the general management of the Karen Jamieson Dance Company in Vancouver. In 1990, he returned to Montreal to become executive producer of La La La Human Steps and then piloted the creation of the legendary piece Human Sex by Édouard Lock. Then, from 1992 to 1995, he held the position of Executive Director of the Jean-Pierre Perreault Foundation.
In addition to his work as a manager, from 1992 to 1996 he served as associate producer for three editions of the Festival Danse Canada in Ottawa. From 1996 to 2000, Pierre Des Marais was entrusted with the general management of Compagnie Marie Chouinard in Montreal. His most notable achievement came in 1998 when he founded, with three other managers of dance organizations, Productions LOMA, the organization producing the Danse Danse series at Place des arts. In 2000, he embarked on the adventure of Danse Danse full time, of which he was the general and artistic co-director for 15 years with Clothilde Cardinal. In 2015, he assumed the general and artistic direction of Danse Danse, the largest contemporary dance presenter in Canada.
|Day 1||Arrival & check-in||Opening ceremony, class assignment|
|Day 2||Dance master class||Rehearsal|
|Day 3||Dance master class||Watch performances by local dance troupes and communicate with local dance lovers|
|Day 4||Dance master class||Performance rehearsal||China-Canada Dance Show|
|Day 5||Visit and perform at the Chinese Embassy in Canada||Closing ceremony||Capitol Hill Colorful Night Special Performance|