Please note that the video and photographic materials are for insight into Éric Beauchesne | Kidd Pivot's previous works and do not demonstrate what will be explored in this creation laboratory.


Workshop based on Kidd Pivot tools and methodology

June 6 | 6:05 to 8:35pm (2.5hrs)

Place: Édifice Wilder | École de danse contemporaine de Montréal

Studio: TBC

Rate: DAC Pro:  30$ (taxes not included)

          Pro: 35$ (taxes not included)

          Standard: 40$ (taxes not included)

Workshop description:

Workshop based on Kidd Pivot tools and methodology


This workshop will be based on Kidd Pivot tools and methodology.

Kidd Pivots improvisation class focuses on discovering and revealing articulations and timings in the body. The class begins with a warm-up as participants articulate deeply through the body in stages, starting from the spine and working towards the extremities. Participants work at their own pace, exploring kinetic relationships both within their own bodies and to the space around them. The class is explorative and non-performative: its focus is on the play between analysis and instinct, and the use of improvisation both as a tool and an experience.



Born in Québec, Eric grew up fishing and hunting before discovering dance at the age of 16. He has been on stage with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the 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. Performing with Kidd Pivot since 2004, Eric currently collaborates with the company as artistic director’s assistant and rehearsal director, and stages Pite’s work on companies worldwide including Ballet British Columbia, Cullberg Ballet, Staatstheater Nürnberg and the Royal Swedish Ballet.


In 2013, he was appointed rehearsal director for Nederlands Dans Theater and since then has been based in the Netherlands. Eric devotes most of his spare time conducting improvisation workshops and advocating for climate justice and sustainable practices in the dance world.

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