Please note that the video and photographic materials are for insight into
Jacques Poulin Denis + Robin Pineda Gould's  previous works and do not demonstrate what will be explored in this creation laboratory.

JACQUES POULIN-DENIS +

ROBIN PINEDA GOULD

DANCE IN PERSPECTIVE

 

May 28 to June 1 and June 4 to June 8 | 2:00pm to 6:00pm

June 9 - Rehearsal and Closing Presentation 

Place: Édifice Wilder | École de danse contemporaine de Montréal

Studio: TBC

Rate:  DAC pro - $359 | Visiting pro - $407 | Standard - $478 (taxes not incl.)

*Do not register for this laboratory if you cannot attend the entirety of the above mentioned schedule.

Creation laboratory description | video and dance:

Danse en Perspective

This creative laboratory is centered around the video camera and the choreographic approaches that it allows. The distortion of time, the multiplication of places and the orientation of the gaze are among the tools that will help the artists to reconsider dance movement and the way they create it. Based on the combined artistic approaches of Robin and Jacques, the dancers will work with directed improvisations and specific exercises exploring the balance of power between movement that is revealed versus hidden. The workshop will explore the dramaturgical depth that occurs with this play on perspective.

Biographies:

 

Jacques Poulin-Denis:

Jacques Poulin-Denis is a composer, choreographer, director and performer. Undertaking projects that blur the boundaries between dance, music and theater, he creates humanistic and uncanny works that are both sensorial and thought provoking. To gently knock the spectator off center, he puts forth the strength within the vulnerability of the characters he brings to life.

 

Counting over twelve different productions, Jacques Poulin-Denis’ work has been seen in over twenty cities across Canada, as well as in the United States, Europe and Asia. An associated artist of La Chapelle Theater in Montreal from 2012 to 2015, he was awarded a two month residency in Berlin during the Tanz Im August Festival, as well as several choreographic research periods in Montreal, Victoria, Vancouver, Bassano, and Seoul.

 

He develops an interdisciplinary approach to creation, which he regularly teaches through workshops and master classes. He is a close collaborator of choreographer Mélanie Demers and has been active with her company, Mayday, as a composer and performer since 2006. Jacques Poulin-Denis is the winner of an Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, San Francisco in 2004 and a Saskatoon Area Theater Award in 2009.

As a composer, Poulin-Denis released two albums under the Ekumen label and has created the music for an increasing number of dance and theatre productions.

 

Robin Pineda Gould:

 

Robin Pineda Gould is a Montreal-based filmmaker and composer. He works extensively in contemporary dance, and has collaborated with a large number of choreographers and dancers.  His work often explores the individual’s ability to enact different forms of presence and the effect of “visual-time” on the human body. His moving images work has been showcased in venues such as the Canadian Center for Architecture and Montreal’s Place des Arts. He believes that artistic collaboration is a form of survival.

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