Improvisation Class | Kidd Pivot Repertoire Workshop
June 5 to 9 | 9:30am to 1:30pm
Place: 1435 rue Bleury | Édifice Wilder: Espace danse
Studio : École de danse contemporaine de Montréal
Standard cost: $230.48 + ( $11.52 TPS + $23TVQ) = $265
This improvisation class focuses on investigating and uncovering articulations and timings in the body. In this exploratory and non-performative class, participants will be invited to heighten the awareness of their senses, make inquiries about the spine and their extremities, and to invest their creative mind in a conversation both within their own body and with other partakers. Aiming to give equal opportunities to instinct and intellect this workshop is influenced by mindfulness techniques as well by more than fifteen years of collaboration with choreographer Crystal Pite.
Kidd Pivot Repertoire Workshop
This workshop is designed to allow dancers to be initiated to the work and artistry of choreographer Crystal Pite. The session spotlights a specific excerpt which the participants are invited to learn, examine and experience. Focus will be given to many aspects of her dance making such as clarity, articulation, speed, intense physicality, and the idea of being danced.
Born in Québec, Eric discovered dance at the age of 16. After graduating from École supérieure de danse du Québec, he danced for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal as well as with Canadian contemporary dance icons such as La Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault, Paul-André Fortier, Louise Lecavalier, and Crystal Pite. Performer with Kidd Pivot since 2014, he currently collaborates with the company as rehearsal director and stages Pite’s work on companies worldwide including Ballet British Columbia, Cullberg Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Scottish Ballet and most recently Paris Opera Ballet. Eric has served as guest teacher and faculty for several programs and organizations such as École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, Arts Umbrella Vancouver, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, Dutch National Ballet Academy, and Ballet Junior de Genève. Eric was appointed rehearsal director for Nederlands Dans Theatre for the 2013-2014 season and since then resides in Holland.